Annapolis Hurricane Challenge

While Hurricane Hermine may not be visiting Annapolis, that did not stop us from having a little fun with an Annapolis Hurricane Cocktail challenge.  We asked some of our favorite local mixologist to create their interpretation of what an Annapolis Hurricane would be. Traditionally a Hurricane cocktail consists of both light and dark rum, grenadine,…

Warm Up With A Cocktail

While out picking up milk and toilet paper for the approaching winter storm, pick up these ingredients to make a cocktail that is sure to keep you warm. Recipe courtesy of  Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge Annapolis MD. This is their take on a classic toddy. “The Kentucky Toddy” In a tumbler…. 1 1/2 oz. Bourbon…

Tips for a Spooktacular Halloween Dinner

  Cook Seasonal – There are plenty of wonderful vegetables in season at the moment so visit the local produce stand and take advantage of the many varieties of winter squash, greens, and other nutritional vegetables. Crockpot Cooking – Making, soups, stews, and one pot meals in the crockpot is a great way to spend…

Spiced Apple Pie Recipe

    Pie Dough (lower and top crust) store bought or homemade 4lbs of baking apples (enough to slightly over fill a standard pie dish) 1 tablespoon lemon juice 3/4 cup sugar + a couple pinches 1/4 cup flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon cloves 2 tablespoons butters…

Our Favorite Burger Tips

Don’t pack your grill away just yet. To celebrate National Cheeseburger Day we are sharing our favorite tips for making a meaty and moist burger. -80% meat 20% fat is the ideal meat to fat ratio for a juicy burger -Use 6oz of meat for each patty…. no one likes a small burger on a big bun…

A Lesson in Petit Fours from Sweet Hearts Patisserie

  About Sweet Hearts Patisserie Located in Clock Tower Place, just off of Forest Drive in Annapolis, sits a sophisticated bakery that features an assortment of delightful confections that are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Owner & Pastry Chef, Kristen Rowell, studied her craft at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, California. She…