The Baltimore Sun’s Secret Supper at Ouzo Bay

The Baltimore Sun’s Secret Supper at Ouzo Bay
Tuesday, November 7th was the final Secret Supper event of 2017, and it was AMAZING. And as usual, before I get into the details, I’ll quickly go over what The Secret Supper is, if you don’t already know. With the exciting news of Baltimore becoming one of The United States’ premiere cities for great food, actually...

32. Entry 1. #TBT

32. Entry 1. #TBT
Welcome to my version of #ThrowBackThursday, a dive into the past 32 years that made me who I am today. To find out EXACTLY what this is, click here and read the explanation. Otherwise, let’s dive into it!  My earliest memories are fuzzy at best. Sometimes I wonder if they’re even memories at all. Maybe...

Cottage Pie, comfort food for when it finally feels like fall.

Cottage Pie, comfort food for when it finally feels like fall.
I don’t know about where you guys live, but where I live here in Baltimore, MD, it hadn’t quite felt like fall for the majority of September and October. Seriously, not until yesterday did it feel moderately fall-ish. I swear Mother Earth didn’t get the memo on September 22nd that autumn had arrived, because it...

Genevieve is here! A Labor Story.

Genevieve is here! A Labor Story.
If you’re a regular here at Slow Down and Savor, you will have noticed some serious radio silence from me. I apologize. But there’s a good reason, I swear! Well, 2 good reasons, actually. The first reason is that my computer exploded. Literally. Well, almost literally. The battery malfunctioned, and instead of literally exploding or...

Pregnancy Journal: 34-37 weeks pregnant with baby #2

Pregnancy Journal: 34-37 weeks pregnant with baby #2
Whew! So much has happened in the past few weeks, so I decided to condense everything into one Pregnancy Journal update. Between my boys all leaving for TX, having my beautiful baby shower and having appointments weekly, there’s a lot to cover! Thank you for joining me here on my second pregnancy journey. Interested in...

Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas
The other night, I was stumped for what to make for dinner, so I went to my list of tried-and-trues, and chose tacos. Tacos are always good, and always a favorite, but man, if ground beef tacos didn’t sound just BLAH… I didn’t know what to do. Michael suggested we try a different meat, like...

The Baltimore Sun’s Secret Supper at City Cafe

The Baltimore Sun’s Secret Supper at City Cafe
Tuesday, June 13th was the third Secret Supper event of 2017, and it surprised me with its deliciousness. And as usual, before I get into the details, I’ll quickly go over what The Secret Supper is, if you don’t already know. With the exciting news of Baltimore becoming one of The United States’ premiere cities for...

Pregnancy Journal: 33 weeks with baby #2

Pregnancy Journal: 33 weeks with baby #2
Nearly 3 weeks ago now, I was prepared to sit down, and excitedly write a 30 week update, exclaiming how it’s the final countdown! Thirty (long) weeks of pregnancy had passed, and I seriously couldn’t believe that there were less than 70 days until our precious baby girl would make her entrance into the world....

Hiyah Bars | Protein for kids

Hiyah Bars |  Protein for kids
As a parent, especially a parent of a very active 9 year old, as well as a finicky 2 year old, I’m always trying to find something, ANYTHING, to provide my boys with appropriate nutrition, especially protein. After all, they’re both growing boys! They need their protein! My older son is very active, loves playing...

Bring Puerto Rico to you with this Mofongo & Shrimp

Bring Puerto Rico to you with this Mofongo & Shrimp
When my husband and I went to Puerto Rico on our honey moon several years ago, we both fell in love with the dish that every local seemed to love, Mofongo. Basically, mofongo is a Puerto Rican dish typically made with green plantains mashed together in a pilón (which is a wooden mortar and pestle), with broth,...

Diablo Doughnuts

Diablo Doughnuts
Remember how a couple of weeks back I was sharing my cravings with all of you? In fact, I shared the healthiest craving ever, my undying love for acai bowls, and how you can get a really dang good one at a local (to me) spot, Pure Raw Juice. Yeah, remember that? Well, today I...