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How We Partied like Mad Men for the End of Mad Men

FINALLY! After weeks of teasing yinz guys, I finally threw my Mad Men Party featuring recipes from The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook by Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin in honor of the end of the show. My shindig was just … Continue reading

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Orioles Magic Cheese Ball

So, did ya hear that the Baltimore Orioles have made it to the American League Championship Series? Baltimore is buzzing with excitement over the prospect of the team making it to the World Series. The city is awash in orange … Continue reading

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Loretta Lynn’s Howdy Spread

Last summer, as my mother and I drove through Tennessee for my pilgrimage to Graceland, we kept seeing these along the highway: We couldn’t stop on the way down, but we knew that we HAD to go swing by Hurricane … Continue reading

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Happy Applejack Month!

Applejack? For those not in the know, it is an apple brandy. I’ve only ever used it once and it was in this recipe that I made for a party a couple of years ago. But this recipe was so … Continue reading

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Wiener Wednesday: Dried Beef Log

Okay. I am well-aware that this isn’t a wiener dish. But the Thanksgiving holiday has totally messed with my blogging schedule since I was out of town for a week. You should be happy that there is a Wiener Wednesday … Continue reading

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Party Cheese Ball

Over the weekend I went to a little cocktail party hosted by my friends Rick and Ronny, the proprietors of a little antique shop called Retrofurn on the Avenue here in Baltimore. If you follow me on Facebook and twitter, … Continue reading

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