Growing up, split pea soup was my favorite thing. My mom always had it on hand for me #blessed. To this day, it’s still one of those dishes that I order almost every time I see it on a menu. Last year I bought myself an immersion blender and I had all these grand soup plans – I never made any soup. It’s now the fall so soup is definitely on the docket. I was browsing the internet for some soup recipes when I stumbled upon this version from Taste of Home. Most of the ingredients I already had at home or could easily pick up at Whole Foods so I decided to give it a whirl and make some fun changes. I loved it so much, I’ve eaten it a handful of times this week and I have plenty in the freezer for some busy nights.
This is a duplicate of a post I wrote for Tapas in the City
Baltimore isn’t known for being a pizza town – whomever you’re talking to will always be quick to remind you that significantly better pizza can be found just a short drive away in New York. Well your friend with ‘superior’ food knowledge is wrong. Baltimore has plenty of great spaces to grab some zaa, you just need to know where to look. While there’s no such thing as bad pizza, there is for sure sub-par pizza.
My cooking skills are mediocre, to say the least. I can follow a recipe to an extent, but my plating is atrocious and the food is fine, nothing spectacular. I do love to read recipes and try and imagine a world where I can really execute a dish perfectly; usually I make a mess. But I’ve been trying to find recipes that are easy enough and work on my skills from there. I recently saw a recipe for a Dutch Baby from Nerds With Knives. It seemed easy enough, and looked like something fun to make with a friend for breakfast so we decided to give it a whirl. Spoiler alert, this recipe was super easy and sure to impress all of your friends!
Mug’s Bistro opened quietly in Little Italy a few weeks ago. But while the weather is still nice, taking a walk during lunch to try someplace new is one of my favorite hobbies. I walked in shortly before noon and the place was empty. Once the secret is out about this spot that will be a thing of the past. Chef Todd is whipping up all day breakfast and some Italian creations in the Kitchen that I’m already planning my next visit.
Update- Pazo will be closing on September 17th, 2016.
Pazo is part of the Foreman Wolf restaurant group and located in Harbor East. I’ve heard nothing but great things about all of the Foreman Wolf spots so I finally made plans to check another one off of my list. I heard Pazo does a pretty great happy hour with certain $5 options so I made plans with a friend to head over after work.
Because my friend and I were planning on taking advantage of the Happy Hour Specials, we had to sit in the bar/lounge area, which was beautiful. The building is an old warehouse that was refurbished into a beautiful space.
In November, I raved about the Thanksgiving options offered at Copper Canyon Grill – they were phenomenal. So when they invited me back earlier this summer to try some of the other options they offer, I was beyond excited.
The Gaithersburg location is located in a pretty great shopping center. You can walk around, shop, or catch a movie after your meal and it becomes a wonderful way to spend an evening.
If you live in a constant status of I Don’t Know where I ate last night, then maybe you should skip the middle man and just check out Don’t Know in Federal Hill. I drive or walk by here almost every day, and I always mentally note that I need to check it out. My friend was craving Crab Dip Tots and I took that at the perfect opportunity to head over to Don’t Know.
Where is your favorite place to get an egg sandwich? This is a serious question, leave a comment here or tell me on Instagram or Facebook. I love egg sandwiches – I could probably eat them three times a week if not more.
One of my absolute favorite egg sandwiches is from The Corner Pantry in Mount Washington. Since the British have invaded Falls Road (in the best possible way) they have been serving up killer breakfast. Recently, they threw dinner service into the mix. I had a chance to try it earlier this month and I was completely blown away.
Jokers & Thieves in Canton recently rebranded as Southern Provisions and switched up their menu – they kept it low-country, but made a few changes. With the addition of garage doors to the bar, on a warm evening, it’s the perfect place to sit outside. With the weather being so lovely recently, it was the perfect place to grab dinner and drinks.
Tip, if you’re at Southern Provisions and downstairs is packed, check upstairs – there’s a full bar and you can order food.
As a Baltimore City resident, I don’t regularly leave the city; we have almost everything that I need. However the Business Administrator for Grille620 reached out and invited me and a guest for dinner to their restaurant in Howard County. While I rarely leave the city – I am always willing to travel for amazing food. Grille620 has excellent reviews on Yelp and Foursquare and was also recommended to me by a fellow blogger. My friend and I were beyond excited to cross someplace off of our list. Let me tell you, Chef Fabio is absolutely killing it – you can check him out on Instagram to see what else he is creating.
My personal view of Ellicott City (and all of Howard County to be specific) is that it is miles and miles of strip malls and shopping centers, but, that’s suburbia for you!