Bloggers Guide to Using and Understanding Google+

It’s been almost a year since I joined Google+ and I’ve been telling anyone and everyone that would listen (and even those that didn’t) to join G+.    For the  most part my advice fell on deaf ears, and more than half of you that took my advice posted a few times then disappeared……sighBut the good news is, it’s not too late to join the party, Google+ is still in it’s early stages, and trust me when I tell you, you ain’t seen nothing yet!...more

Feta Cheesecake and Ask Chef Dennis

Save The Bay - Eat A Ray and Ask Chef Dennis

Last week at Wegman's as I looked over my seafood options, I saw a new item in the case, Chesapeake Bay Ray.  It had  a rich red color, and looked a little like a tuna steak, but best of all it was only $7.99 a pound.    I watched as another customer purchased a nice piece of the Ray, and asked her if she had ever had it before, she replied no......the draw was the price.  With the ever increasing prices of seafood, it was an unheard of steal! ...more
The notion that cownose rays are "destroying the balance of Chesapeake Bay" is patently false. ...more

Blueberry Molasses Cake for Our Vintage Recipe Swap

Do you ever feel like Bart Simpson writing on the black board one hundred times......I will not wait until the last day to do my postI will not wait until the last day to do my postI will not wait until the last day to do my post......sigh...more

No Bake Peach Tart

Bring on those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer!!  When summer starts to give its worst, it also means it's time to give us its best, Jersey Peaches!!  The first local peaches of the summer have been showing up at our farmer's market and there is nothing better than a ripe peach in all its juicy sweet glory!  I think the best of the summer are still a week or two away, but if these aren't our best there pretty darn close to it....more
wow - look and sound ...more

Cherry Vanilla Muffins

After gorging myself on cherries every night for the past few days, I finally decided to bake something while I still had a few on hand.   I didn't want to make anything too decadent or sweet today so I my turned to muffins, or as I like to think of them "almost cupcakes"....more

My Famous Crabcakes

Over the years I have made more crabcakes than I care to remember, I have used claw, special, lump, jumbo lump and a mixture of two or more crab meats, all depending on what I could charge for the crabcakes....more