Party: Island Time Pre-Dance Party

I was honored to be asked to help with the food for my friend Tracey’s daughter’s Pre-8th Grade Dance Party. WOW…That is a mouthful. The theme of the dance was Luau…so we wanted to carry that theme through in the personality of the “Pre-Party” too. Before we go into the details, can I just say…These…

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Panache: The BEST Beach Bag Essentials 2019

Summer is a verb…LOL. So let’s “summer” properly and start with the essentials needed in every beach bag. Whether you are going to the pool or sitting seaside, these essentials will prove to be more of a lifesaver than the guards in the stands. The Beach Bag. If you are anything like me, I need…

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Parenting: Balancing Screens and Sports

Well, let me start this post off in saying, I am not the best at holding my ground on time limits on the screens, especially with my Tween. I am a privileged single mom of two awesome boys. Carter is 12 turning 16 and Briggs is 10, wishing he was turning 8. Being a single…

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Parties: Preakness Party

And They’re off….YES, it is that magical time of year for us Baltimore peeps, when we try to embrace the idiosyncrasies of our beloved City and claim that they are “charming”.  Buses full of already drunk spectators, jam the traffic on 83 South.  Port-a-potties are anchored down in hopes that JUST MAYBE….just maybe this will…

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Pantry: Maryland Crab Cakes

Oh Maryland, My Maryland. Nothing…And I mean Nothing…defines us more than our Blue Crabs and Crab Cakes. The North…they have Lobster, so the idea of eating the meat from these bottom dwellers is not in the cards, or on their menu. Don’t get me wrong…a warm “Lobsta” roll is delicious, but this South of the…

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