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Sweet Pickled Watermelon Rind

Sweet Pickled Watermelon Rind

What is Sweet Pickled Watermelon Rind, you ask? Well, it’s an amazing compliment to any special family meal. My grandmother, who was an awesome cook, served these on the table with a royal spread of food, whether it be turkey or a leg of lamb. […]

Baked Rockfish with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Baked Rockfish with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Rockfish, or Striped Bass as it is also known, has alluded me for years. Why I have not prepared it more often, I do not know. We eat salmon, tuna, but this is local! Wake up, girl and take advantage of what immediately surrounds you! […]

Oyster Stew

Oyster Stew

Oyster Stew on a cold winter’s day brings memories of summers sitting along the beach. Once again, the warmth of the sun and the salty air penetrates the stressful soul to relax the heart.  Although I have never made it before, I thought I should realize that […]

Herbed Oyster Dressing

Herbed Oyster Dressing

  One of my grandmother’s most memorable side dishes was her Herbed Oyster Dressing. I am her namesake and fortunately, I love to cook for my family as often as I can like she did! Although I was quite young when she became unable to […]

Old Bay Sweet Corn Chowder

Old Bay Sweet Corn Chowder

Don’t let summer’s fresh corn exit the season without making Old Bay Sweet Corn Chowder ! The supply is dwindling as the summer winds down with it’s fresh choices as our palates switch gears to the fabulous autumnal flavors which coordinate well the crisper air. […]

Sweet Potato Dream Biscuits

Sweet Potato Dream Biscuits

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and what would it be without my Sweet Potato Dream Biscuits! These are perfectly sized for portion control or great for a Christmas party appetizer served with ham. I could not wait until Thursday, so my quest this afternoon was not […]

Spicy Maryland Crab Soup

Spicy Maryland Crab Soup

  Look at that combination of vibrant colors in my Spicy  Maryland Crab Soup ! Flavor at its summer peak. I’m fortunate to live in a part of the world which revels in this combination. Specifically, Maryland, the home of the best seafood seasoning, Old […]

Old Bay Fries?.. Oh, yeah!

Old Bay Fries?.. Oh, yeah!

I like to “Old Bay” everything !  The more, the better!  This traditional Maryland spice blend spice brings summer on any time of year. It’s summer so I’m in an Old Bay frame of mind. These fries are  incredibly easy and will not disappoint you. I had […]