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Maryland Trivia Quiz

Okay, my fellow Marylanders...It's time to test your knowledge of The Land of Pleasant Living . Let's see how well you know The Old Line State. I am a Maryland girl- born and raised here. I love my state and I especially love learning about all its quirks and the things that make it unique. Take...
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Tom's Slow Beans

In My Kitchen - Tasty Bean Recipe

Cool Beans! This Texas slow bean recipe with a Maryland twist created by my hubby is the perfect accompaniment for football game day get togethers. The next time you fire up your grill, plan on making this flavor-packed recipe in advance. Don’t be in a rush to cook beans. They taste best when...
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Baltimore's Longest Unbroken Line of Rowhouses

The 2600 block of Wilkens Avenue in Southwest Baltimore is known as the “ Mill Hill Deck of Cards .” These 54 matching orange brick rowhouses with white marble steps were built in 1912. Stretching over 1800 feet, this is the city’s longest block of unbroken rowhouses. The homes originally sold for...
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A True Baltimore Speakeasy Lives

( The Miami Beach Phrase That Pays for Thursday, September 19 is: music ) The Owl Bar is a step back in time rich in history. Prohibition, movie stars, writers, politicians, the famous and infamous, all write a chapter in the history of one of my favorite places to enjoy lunch when my husband Tom...
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National Cheeseburger Day!

(TheMiami Beach Phrase That Pays for September 18 is: Boardwalk ) September 18th is National Cheeseburger Day ! It’s a day that we celebrate an American classic, and it’s been going on since the 1920’s. Who can resist gooey melted cheese atop a juicy, grilled patty? From fast food chains to greasy...
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Maryland Trivia Quiz

Okay, my fellow Marylanders...It's time to test your knowledge of The Land of Pleasant Living. Let's see how well you know The Old Line State. I am a Maryland girl- born and raised here. I love my state and I especially love learning about all its quirks and the things that make it unique. Take...
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Look for the Full Harvest Moon Tonight~

Look for the Full Harvest Moon tonight~ It’s also the first full moon to appear on Friday the 13th in almost 20 years and it won’t happen again until August 13, 2049! The Harvest Moon officially peaks at 12:33 am on Saturday, but it will look almost completely full when it rises this evening. (...
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The Painted Ladies of Charles Village

(The Miami Beach Phrase That Pays for Sunday, September 15 is: Atlantic Ocean ) When I drive through Baltimore’s Charles Village, the “Painted Ladies” always catch my eye. Some of these beautifully painted Victorian row homes rival the “Ladies” of San Francisco with their brightly colored facades...
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In My Kitchen~ Shrimp and Scallop Chowder Recipe

When it comes to seafood soup, this is one of the best; perfect for those cool fall days. My husband Tom got this recipe from The Big Book of Soups & Stews by Maryana Vollstedt. Enjoy. Shrimp and Scallop Chowder 1 tablespoon butter / 1 cup chopped yellow onion / 1 large stalk celery, chopped /...
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Thursday is National Chocolate Milkshake Day!

This Thursday, September 12th, is National Chocolate Milkshake Day ! It's a day that brings chocolate and ice cream fans together. There are many places in the Baltimore area to enjoy thick, delicious, creamy milkshakes. Check out our list: The Charmery Hampden Hoffman's Westminster Zeke's...
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