Thursday, July 30, 2015

An Instagram favorite: What's for dinner? Stuffed peppers! #yummy #homemade


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An Instagram favorite: Mmmm who has the best in the Baltimore area? #yummy


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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

An Instagram favorite: @gertrudesbaltimore "It's #TuesdayswithGertie and that means $15 entrees including our famous crab cakes!" #yummy


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An Instagram favorite: @farmsteadgrill "Looking for a place to take the family? Tuesday's are "kids eat free" night here at Farmstead Grill. Buy yourself an entrée and your child will receive their meal for free (Not Valid with any other offer/Valid for children under 12 years old/Limit One Per Customer)" #yummy


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An Instagram favorite: Full Moon with Captain Toast French Toast, bacon and scrambled eggs #yummy


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An Instagram favorite: Mmmmm cinnamon roll #yummy


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An Instagram favorite: July 28th is National Milk Chocolate Day - Today should be spent consuming and savoring generous amounts of your favorite milk chocolate treats. #yummy


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Helping build a memorial honor a great man for students of Baltimore

I know this post is not what I normal write about, but this is very near and dear to my heart.

Last week a friend and coworker lost her husband unexpectedly and we want to honor him by giving back to kids, students and book lovers!

Christopher Morone and his wife Wendy both work for Baltimore City Public Schools as Library Media Specialists just like me.  I met Wendy when we went through program for Library Media at Notre Dame of Maryland.  Chris followed in his wife's footsteps and also became a Media Specialist.  

I then had the honor to work at Monarch Academy Baltimore with Wendy for a year as Media Specialist.  Chris not only gave to his school but to Monarch and any school his wife worked at.

Chris was an amazing man, husband, father, grandfather and teacher.  He was passionate about his work and the students.  

To honor Chris they want to create a place that is peaceful place for children to read, relax, reflect, and feel safe - dedicated to Chris and the children of Baltimore. 

Please share and help build our dreams to honor Chris!



Sunday, July 26, 2015

3-Day Girls' Night Out Event!

$27 Per Person
July 28-30, 2015

Get together with Friends or Family and join us this Tuesday through Thursday(July 28-30) for a
3-Day Girls' Night Out Event!  The Towson Melting Pot has a Special Menu for this event:
  • Choose any of our Cheese Fondue Appetizers
  • Your choice of a California or House Salad
  • An Entree consisting of: Filet Mignon, Chicken, and Crab Claws - Prepared in our Court Bouillon Cooking Style and served with Vegetables and Sauces.
With Drink & Wine Specials available also!

Call (410) 821-6358 or make Reservations Online Here

An Instagram favorite: Had a craving so we made a mini batch of tollhouse cookies #yummy #homemade


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An Instagram favorite: @frenchtoastgirl "Lemon pancakes w/homemade lemon mousse, fresh raspberries and raspberry syrup! #BlueMoonCafe #badassbreakfast #yummy #baltimore


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Saturday, July 25, 2015

An Instagram favorite: Monday is an O's Day - stop by local Baltimore area participating Chick-fil-A with you O's gear or orange for s FREE sandwich! #yummy


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An Instagram favorite: Ginger Beer Mojito #yummy


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An Instagram favorite: What's for dinner? Filet Mignon, rum sautéed onions, grilled Caesar salad and clams with Angry Orchard cider, thyme, butter and garlic. #yummy #homemade


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An Instagram favorite: @thecharmery "Public Service Announcement: The King is BACK!" #yummy


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An Instagram favorite: @thecornerpantry "Start your day with a Honey vanilla latte donut @thecornerpantry. @lacolombecoffee espresso cream filled with a honey vanilla." #yummy


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An Instagram favorite: @thefoodmarket "Good Morning Charm City! We'll see you for brunch starting at 9 AM, and don't forget our second night of restaurant week starts at 5 PM! #thefoodmarket #restaurantweek #hampdensfinest" #yummy


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Sunday, July 19, 2015

An Instagram favorite: @sksmh82 "Don't forget to tune in to the food network tonight at 8pm to see how I do!" #yummy


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An Instagram favorite: @maggiesfarm_md "Poor Shrimp. Drowning in Grits... This Brunch Special is available for just a limited time this morning!" #yummy


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An Instagram favorite: @dangerously_delicious_canton with @irepostapp: "🍌 9am-10pm come visit 🍌 #yummy


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An Instagram favorite: @tentenbistro "It's almost brunch time! Who's ready for a Crab Omelet & Bloody Mary before #Artscape2015?!


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An Instagram favorite: @homemaidbrunch "It's not hard to figure out where we belong today, come and try the best Chesapeake breakfast u ever had! " #yummy


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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Avocado Baked Eggs

On the weekends (or the days I don't have to go teach) I love a good breakfast packed with protein!  During the summer I try to be super healthy and hit the gym at least 405 days a week if not 6 days (During the school year I do my best but it get hard).   I had a bag of avocados I needed to use up so I search online and did some tweaking and came up with this dish!




Avocado Baked Eggs

Ingredients:
  • 1 Hass Avacado
  • 2 large eggs

Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
  2. Slice the avocado in half, and take out the pit. Scoop out some flesh from the center of the avocado, just enough so the egg will fit 
  3. Place the avocados in a baking dish
  4. Crack an egg into each avocado half
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Cooking time will depend on the size of your eggs and avocados.
  6. Remove from oven, then season with pepper, chives, and garnish of your liking

PRODUKT Milk-frother new favorite kitchen gadget

I hit up Ikea the other day and dropped the twins off in Småland to play so I could take a moment to breathe and shop!  I found my new favorite kitchen gadget the PRODUKT Milk-frother.  

It make getting that coffee house frothed milk at home so easy!   ITs a vibrating wire whip powered by 2AA batteries (took a me a minute to figure out how to put the batteries in - Ikea directions always leaving you guessing!).  

I was reading some reviews online and many people recommend warming milk for 30 seconds beforehand but I did not.  I also didn't use milk - I used my Internal Delight coffee creamer and did it from cold.  

You can find in store at ikea for around $2.80 or on Amazon for $6.30 for black one (which is still much cheaper than most other versions of this item).

So far I am loving it!!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

FREE Slurpee day is TODAY

FREE small Slurpee per customer on Saturday, July 11, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 


Then, from Sunday, July 12, to Saturday, July 18, customers can receive up to $2 worth of food or drink daily, provided they meet two requirements: 1) they must be members of the 7Rewards program and download the mobile app to a device; and 2) they must be buying a 7-Eleven drink, such as a Slurpee, Big Gulp, or coffee, while grabbing their freebie. 


#711 #slurpee#freebie #freeslurpeeday #yummy

Friday, July 10, 2015

Cirque du Soleil: Varekai

Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world - a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai.

From the sky falls a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world populated by fantastical creatures, this young man sets off on an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of all possibilities, begins an inspired incantation to life rediscovered.
The word Varekai means "wherever" in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers. This production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to the infinite passion of those whose quest takes them along the path that leads to Varekai.

The last day of the show is July 12th at the Rooyal Farms Arena


Some of the characters got out to Phillips Seafood restaurant in the Inner Harbor to get a Taste of Baltimore - check out some of the pictures and videos!
















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#cirquedusoleil

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

A unique twist on a spirited brunch favorite!

Belly up to a unique twist on one of Miss Shirley’s most-loved Spirited Beverages - the Spicy Shirley!

This July, in partnership with The Charmery, Miss Shirley's Cafe is offering a Sweet & Spicy Dessert that is sure to wake up your tastebuds.

 
Inspired by Miss Shirley's Signature Bloody Mary, the local Hampden Ice Cream Shop combined the restaurant's signature cocktail mix, Longbranch Bloody Mary Zinger, with their Pure Vanilla Ice Cream to create a delicious new flavor, like no other!

The Charmery is known for scooping up fun and creative flavors that make Baltimore delicious, and their super-premium ice cream is hand crafted daily, using only the best possible ingredients.

The new Bloody Mary Ice Cream Waffle Sandwich will feature the custom Bloody Mary Ice Cream, sandwiched between Old Bay Mini Waffles with Crispy Jalapeño-Smoked Bacon, garnished with Pickled Okra, Peppadew, Green Olive & Celery Stalk.

Travel & Leisure recently named Miss Shirley's Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches in their list of "10 Outlandish Ice Cream Sandwiches to Eat This Summer," listing the restaurant's "wackadoodle waffle/ice cream combos" as a must try.

Check out the Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches Miss Shirley's Cafe will be offering in the coming months below.


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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Roy’s Restaurant presents a Taste of Hawaii with new prix fixe menu

credit:  Roy's
Roy’s Restaurant is exploring the roots of their heritage and rediscovering the flavors of Hawaii by bringing fresh regional ingredients harvested from the islands to their menu. Guests can now experience Roy’s Eat Creative Hawaii Prix Fixe Menu for just $39.95 per guest before tax and gratuity.

The journey through Hawaii will begin with a choice of Heirloom Tomato Salad or Shrimp Shumal. Next, guests can choose between Pan-Seared Hawaiian Opakapaka featuring baby squash, shiso, tomato and vadouvan carrot purée, or the Kona Coffee-Crusted Pork and Kauai Prawns with honshimeji mushrooms and bok choy. The entrées will be followed by White Chocolate Tart and sorbet. A classic Hawaiian Mai Tai is also available for only $9.90. 


HAWAIIAN PRIX FIXE MENU

STARTER (CHOICE OF)

ENTRÉE (CHOICE OF)

DESSERT (CHOICE OF)

Friday, July 03, 2015

Taste of Frederick on Sunday, July 19th

Families and foodies are invited to the Taste of Frederick on Sunday, July 19th at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium from 12:00-3:00pm

Over 15 restaurants will set up serving stations at the stadium for attendees to sample their summer favorites. Restaurants include Buffalo Wild Wings, CarterQue, Mamma Lucia, Noodles & Company, Pie Five, Starvin Marvin, and MORE! The full list of participating restaurants will be announced by the Frederick News Post in July.

Advance tickets can be purchased for just $25. Kids 12 & under are FREE. Ticket price includes unlimited signatures tastes from every restaurant, kids’ fun zone, a Frederick Keys baseball game against the Potomac Nationals and fireworks.

A portion of the day's proceeds will be donated to the Maryland ProStart Program - a nationwide, two-year high school program that unites the classroom and industry to develop the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice leaders. Maryland ProStart serves nearly 80 high schools with over 4,000 students pursuing a career in the hospitality industry.

Tickets are available on the Frederick Keys website or by visiting marylandrestaurants.com/events. Advance pricing ends Wednesday, July 15th at midnight. Tickets can then be purchased for $30 at the door.



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Thursday, July 02, 2015

The Oceanaire offers Coravin Wine System serving high-end wine without pulling cork

If you thought you would never be able to try that $250 bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon with your steak, think again. The Oceanaire is giving guests the opportunity to do just that by offering five premium wines by-the-glass.
Normally, restaurants shy away from offering expensive wines by-the-glass, as the cost of waste is too high. When a bottle of wine is opened, on average, the restaurant has three days to sell the rest of the bottle before oxidation occurs and the wine becomes unpalatable. To be the first large national restaurant concept to launch a continual, super premium wine by-the-glass program, The Oceanaire implemented a system so that the Sommelier never even has to pull the cork from the bottle. 
The Oceanaire equipped their restaurants with the Coravin Wine Access System, which is a proprietary system of Coravin Inc. that allows the wine to be poured from a bottle without ever pulling a cork, thus saving the wine from being exposed to oxygen and preventing the oxidation process from occurring. 
“We are excited to partner with Landry’s on developing a unique wine by the glass program that offers premium wines to guests at The Oceanaire. Together, we are revolutionizing the dining experience and transforming the way wine is served, experienced, and enjoyed, ”said Kareem Ghobrial, Director for North American Sales at Coravin, Inc.
The Oceanaire will offer Coravin selections for fine wines such as Chateau MontelenaCabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Cakebread; Chardonnay, Napa Valley , Goldeneye; Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, Marchesi Antinori, "Tignanello”; Toscana IGT Red Blend, Opus One, Red Blend, Napa Valley.

“The Coravin is a deal-changer,” said Michael Fay, Winemaker of Goldeneye. “I’m truly impressed with the way our Goldeneye Pinot Noirs show when served from the Coravin. The serving extracted on the first day the bottle is tapped will be indistinguishable from the pour extracted from the bottom of the bottle even weeks later. As a winemaker, preserving our Pinot Noir’s delicate aromas and fruit is paramount. With the Coravin, the quality of our wines is never diminished.”

“We feel the Coravin system helps to elevate The Oceanaire’s wine programs to a new level and are extremely excited to offer this added value to our guests,” said Tylor Field, III, Landry’s Divisional Vice President of Wine and Spirits.

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