On Becoming a Star Wars Fan: 15 Things I Learned While Binge Watching ALL of the Star Wars

On Becoming a Star Wars Fan: 15 Things I Learned While Binge Watching ALL of the Star Wars
Star Wars, man. Star Wars. Now, if there’s a movie series that has more of a fan-base, I’d like to know about it, because it seems like it’s quite possibly the most popular bit of fantasy this side of space. I say series, but I should just say “entity.” George Lucas’ Star Wars is way...

Cheesesteak Craving + Quick Recipe

Cheesesteak Craving + Quick Recipe
Before I get started, I come to you, awesome readers, and ask you to vote for me in the Baltimore Sun’s annual blog competition, the Mobbies.  My goal as a Balimore-based blogger is to let the people of the world know how much this amazing city means to me, and how much amazing food, and how...

Georgetown Cupcakes | Georgetown, D.C.

Georgetown Cupcakes | Georgetown, D.C.
Back in 2008, a couple of sisters and business partners, Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis, put their life savings on the line by quitting their successful careers in fashion and finance to pursue their lifelong dream of starting a bakery. Georgetown Cupcake opened on Valentine’s Day in Washington D.C. in the same year, and then in 2010, Sophie and Katherine starred...

Black Eyed Susan Day | Preakness Stakes

Black Eyed Susan Day | Preakness Stakes
Last week, here in Baltimore, it was all about the horses. As we geared up for the center jewel in the mighty crown of horse races, The Preakness Stakes, it seemed that everything became centered around these mighty creatures, even here in Federal Hill where we had a surprise visit from the massive and equally...

Gearing up for Preakness 2016

Gearing up for Preakness 2016
The past is certainly present at Sagamore Farm. The morning was dark and dreary, and rain started to fall. As I drove the 30 minutes from bustling Baltimore  to the quiet and serene setting in Glyndon, MD, I couldn’t help but gasp and the beauty surrounding me. It’s amazing to me that just a few miles...

BROOKLINEN: Best sheets ever?

BROOKLINEN: Best sheets ever?
There’s this movie starring Brittany Murphy that I just adore called “Uptown Girls.” It’s basically about this childlike woman who becomes a nanny to a child who acts like a grownup. It’s a sweet story where they teach each other balance, and while the nanny grows up, the girl learns how to be a kid....

The Best Tortilla Soup Ever

The Best Tortilla Soup Ever
Usually, I’m not a lover of soup. In fact, with the exception of ramen, I don’t like soup. At all. That is until this past Christmas. We were back down in Texas visiting family, and on Christmas Eve, my soup world was turned upside down with a single bowl of my mother-in-law’s tortilla soup.  It...

Bean Boozled Challenge!

Bean Boozled Challenge!
Hey guys! So, we did it! We did the Bean Boozled Challenge!!! And “challenge” is a good word for it. That was rough stuff, guys. Gross. And fun. And sometimes good. But mostly fun and gross. Major and I found out about the challenge while watching EvanTubeHD on YouTube during one of our many snow days...

YETI Rambler Tumbler

YETI Rambler Tumbler
I don’t think that I’ve ever been so enthusiastic about a cup in my life, as I am about the Yeti Rambler Tumbler. I don’t even know what to call it, because “cup” sounds so pedestrian. Personal drink cooler sounds much better. I’ve never been so enthusiastic about a personal drink cooler in my life....

That time I was on Fox45 cooking on Live TV!

That time I was on Fox45 cooking on Live TV!
One week ago today, I did something I never thought I’d do. I cooked on LIVE TV. That’s right. On. Live. TV. I had the lucky fortune a few weeks ago to be asked to do a very short spot on WBFF Fox45 here in Baltimore, where I was asked to talk about Thanksgiving side...

Blogger Challenge | 2015 Mobbies: My wish for Baltimore

Blogger Challenge | 2015 Mobbies: My wish for Baltimore
Please vote for me in the Baltimore Sun Mobbies Blogging awards!!!  Click and scroll down to Best Food Blog, and vote for Slow Down and Savor! Cast your vote daily until Nov. 12, 2015!  When you think of The City of Baltimore, what comes to mind? What do you imagine? Congestion, dirty streets, drugs, and rude...