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Roasted Brussels Sprouts And Bacon

  Brussels sprouts are one of those “old school” vegetables that garnered a bad rap a few decades ago when housewives (okay, maybe househusbands, too) served them up to their families BOILED. TO. DEATH. Boiling Brussels sprouts does them absolutely no justice. Those little, delicate leaves on the outside of each mini-cabbage-ish bundle? They scream to be roasted or fried, turning into melt-in-your-mouth bite sized packages of yum. Add in a little bacon? Well, let me just tell you: roasted Brussels sprouts and bacon will win over just about any picky veggie eater. If the appetizer and small bite menus of…

Happy Hour at Family Meal in Frederick, MD

  Admittedly, happy hours aren’t a regular occurrence these days. In fact, I’m not sure they ever were. But what I DO know is this: happy hour as a grown-up (versus the happy hours I knew as a college student – whoa) can be really fun if done right. Like happy hour at Family Meal, for example. I belong to a small group of co-workers who have a recurring calendar reminder to meet once a month for happy hour, right after work. Destination TBD, but always somewhere in Frederick, MD, and ideally downtown. The reality? We end up managing one…maybe two…of those meet ups…

Little Raspberry Ricotta Cakes with a Lime Glaze!

  There’s nothing more fun than throwing a dinner party with individually-sized desserts for everyone to enjoy. These little raspberry ricotta cakes with a lime glaze are the perfect treat for a summer soiree with a few of your best girlfriends! Movie night! Book club! Birthday celebrations! Happy hour! Whatever the excuse, there’s always a good reason to find time to gather with a great group of girlfriends. It’s important. And necessary. For a few years I was part of a book club group that met just about every month at a girlfriend’s house. It was fabulous! We were all good…

Frederick Farms: The Cool Part About Living in the Boonies!

  Ten years ago when we decided to house hunt in Frederick County, the area was a much different place. Realtor: Well, technically, Frederick is a “rural” county. Me: “Rural?” What do you mean by “rural” exactly? Like, they have a Target right?! *insert panic face* Realtor: Target? Yes, of course we have a Target, I didn’t say we were cave people. But, we also have a bunch of farms. *insert sigh of relief* Me: Oh, ok. Well, just don’t find me a house by one. I can’t smell cows forever. Realtor: Okay, well how do you feel about a…