Gather ‘Round the Table

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year! Pumpkin pie, apple cider, stuffing and my mom’s apple dumplings are some of the best things about this season. But the main reason I love fall is family! There are so many reasons to get together with the ones we love most to eat, drink and be thankful! 

A Refreshing Nod to Literary Spirits

 Article Alexander Bird  Legendary writer and bon vivant Ernest Hemingway once said, “If you want to know about a culture, spend a night in its bars.”  In a fitting reversal of Papa’s words, the Hampden neighborhood’s Bluebird Cocktail Room invites patrons to get to know its bar by spending an evening immersed in the libations of the literary world’s cultural…

Seafood Athena

Carl Gray was born and raised in Baltimore. From an early age he helped his mother in the kitchen, which instilled in him a love of cooking, and later on led him to a career as a chef. Over the years, he has worked in the kitchens of some of the best-known restaurants in the area. 
“I started cooking at…

DIY Vanilla Orange Sugar Scrub

Create your own DIY sugar scrub for a perfect Mother's Day gift for the women in your life. 

Celebrate the 2018 Bowl Season

First, you see a bouquet of vivid colors. Then you hear the sizzle. The crackling intensifies as you stir the crunchy rice at the bottom of the black ceramic bowl. A fried egg, especially when it’s sunny side up, adds whimsy to the dish.

Inside Towson Lifestyle’s Cookie Jar

"I grew up with my mother making meringues. I had chocolate chip meringues for the first time when my family went to a neighborhood Seder as a child. They are easy, gluten-free and you can make them as casual (as I did) or as formal as you like with a pastry bag and starred tip."

Minted Pea Dip

Another great taste of Spring – freshly shelled peas. The mint and lemon brighten this recipe to make a cool, refreshing dip. Try it spread on grilled baguette!