| Jun 26, 2012
| 1:58 PM
Is there a vegetable subtler than the cucumber? Well, maybe cauliflower, but when used in a way that maximizes its grassy flavor, the cucumber can prove to be a great buy at your local farmers' market. From May until November, the cuke is used mainly as a...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 12:23 PM
Strawberries from the far corners of the country are coming into season. The price is down, and there are plenty of them in the grocery stores. Soon enough, there will be local strawberries in season, which, in my experience, are sweeter. It seems to me...
| Jun 26, 2012
So as summer kicks into high gear, the crowds and traffic begin to rise to their summer peak on Coastal Highway. If you are looking for a different, and in many ways more tranquil beach experience, Assateague Island National Seashore might be the spot for...
| May 9, 2012
| 4:47 AM
Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis says that her mother would make frittatas, the Italian egg dish, with whatever leftovers she had in the refrigerator. "
That was the joke," she tells viewers in segment of her cooking show. "What's in the frittata...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 8:13 AM
What with our reliving the War of 1812 with special zeal this year because Baltimore is home to the "Star Spangled Banner," it's easy to come up with a theme for a seasonal dinner. Whether it be for Independence Day or Bastille Day (July 14), or simply to...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 8:06 AM
MaryAnne Walls from Knoxville, Tenn., has been searching for two years for a favorite coffee cake recipe she had misplaced. She said it was called Wellesley coffee cake and she thought that it came from a cookbook called "Come for Cocktails, Stay for...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 4:14 AM
Poncho N Pepe's is a party place.
Even on a Wednesday evening, the bar is packed and tables are filled, often with large, laughing groups. Everybody, from the hostess to the waiter, is friendly. It's bright, festive, and most of all, fun.
| Apr 29, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Ice, salt and rigorous shaking can turn an ounce of nondairy creamer into a frozen treat.
"It's simple, sweet and a little silly," Garrett Seidman, a junior at the Hannah More School in Reisterstown, said as he sampled a dab of ice-solid French vanilla...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 3:36 PM
With heat index values expected to reach nearly 105 degrees on Friday, June 29 and Saturday June 30, Harford County Public Library's 11 branches will serve as cooling stations for Harford County residents in need of relief from the heat.
| May 2, 2012
| 8:37 AM
Your family may be the stay-at-home-on-the-holidays type. If that's the case, you might think breakfast in bed is just the thing to honor Mom on her day. But this year, why not ask her opinion? It's entirely possible that the female parental unit in...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 10:24 AM
Craving a summer treat that's icy, sweet, and a bit exotic? Then make gourmet ice pops your go-to cooler for the sunny season.
Ice pops aren't exactly new — remember the juice and Kool-Aid bars Mom would freeze in tiny paper cups? — but these...
| May 8, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Just because you're trying to eat healthy doesn't mean totally abandoning your sweet tooth.
Healthy eating guru Joy Bauer includes many healthy deserts in her healthy recipe library.
This week we feature her soft-baked, chocolate-cherry oatmeal...