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Archives for December 2010

Review: The Friendly Toast, Portsmouth, NH

by TT December 31st, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
Over Thanksgiving weekend, my husband and I took a quick overnight trip to Portsmouth.  We love visiting this ocean community as there are many adorable shops and a wide array of restaurants.  We have spent several delightful evenings here, enjoying the amazing queso at Agave.

On our last stay

Fresh Ricotta Soufflé

by TT December 30th, 2010| Main Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes
Cheese is a favorite food in our house.  Whether served simply with crackers, added to a recipe, or heated into a wonderfully gooey concoction, we like to keep an assortment on hand at all times.  In fact, when we have three or fewer varieties in our dairy drawer, someone usually

Honey Glazed Nuts

by TT December 27th, 2010| Simple Solutions
As always, the Christmas season arrives, and the pace inside our household quickens.  With four children excited for presents and school vacation, there is a constant air of excitement.  Add a set of parents staying for a few days and friends and family visiting for the holiday, and you

Caramelized Squash Bites

by TT December 22nd, 2010| Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes
I think I have become obsessed with caramelizing foods.  As I started to write this post, I did a quick search of caramelized items in previous recipes.  I found recipes for the following caramelized items: onions, apples, puréed squash, and bananas.  While it may be a

Grilled Cheese & Co, Catonsville, MD

by TT December 20th, 2010| Regional Best, Restaurant News
Earlier this month, Think Tasty readers had the opportunity to choose the best restaurant in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  With ten unique and wonderful restaurants on our list, picking the best was not easy.  The votes arrived steadily, with readers adding their votes and leaving comments raving about their restaurants

Farm Stand Pizza

by TT December 17th, 2010| Main Dishes, Recipes
Back in my college days, one of my friends introduced me to her own pizza recipe.  It included leeks, red pepper, feta cheese, and dried basil.  I found it to be quite delicious and made it a few times throughout the years.  However, it's been quite a while since I've

Review: A Tale of Two Breakfasts

by TT December 15th, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
As parents of tweens and teens, my husband and I often have weekend mornings to ourselves.  Between sports practices, sleepovers, or just wanting to sleep late, it often is just the two of us for a good portion of the morning.  Being early risers, that gives us a good

The Best Restaurant in the Mid-Atlantic Region

by TT December 13th, 2010| Regional Best, Restaurant News
After ten days of voting, the poll for the best restaurant in the Mid-Atlantic Region closed this afternoon.  With ten fabulous restaurants on the list, it was difficult to decide.  However, many diners and Think Tasty readers placed their votes, and a winner

Microplane Gourmet Coarse Grater

by TT December 10th, 2010| Equipment Reviews
Several years ago, I purchased my first Microplane Grater.  I thoroughly enjoyed using the Professional Coarse Grater.  With a sizable grating plane, it worked efficiently.  I used this kitchen tool at least daily, if not multiple times each day.  From grating cheese into a breakfast wrap to topping a lunch

Apple Soup

by TT December 9th, 2010| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Soups & Stews
With the cool fall weather turning into cold winter weather, we have spent many weekend days purchasing groceries, canning, and cooking.  Early in the fall, we bought a half-bushel of apples and made apple butter and dried apple slices.  Between the two recipes, we used the whole bag.  It

Moe’s Original Bar B Que

by TT December 6th, 2010| Regional Best, Restaurant News
Last month, Think Tasty readers had the opportunity to choose the best restaurant in the Southeast region.  With ten fabulous  restaurants on our list, picking the best was a difficult decision.  Voting was constant, with readers adding their votes and leaving comments raving about their

Best Restaurant- Mid-Atlantic Region

by TT December 3rd, 2010| Regional Best, Restaurant News
Traveling north from the Southeast region, Think Tasty now moves to the Mid-Atlantic region.  Covering Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, we are sharing our top ten picks from the many that were submitted. 
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