Baking for the fall season

25 Oct

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It’s that time of year again! So to help get you in the fall spirit, here’s a pumpkin cream cheese muffin recipe. Easy to make and delicious!

Ingredients
Filling:
8 ounces cream cheese
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons brown sugar

Topping:
4 and 1/2 tablespoons flour
5 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter

Batter:
2 and 1/2 cups of flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 eggs
1 and 1/3 cups canned pumpkin
1/3 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions
1) 375 degrees, grease muffin cups
2) Filling
• Beat cream cheese until soft
• Add egg, vanilla, and brown sugar
• Mix together
3) Topping
• Mix flour, sugar and cinnamon
• Add melted butter and mix
4) Muffin batter
• Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon
• Add eggs, pumpkin, olive oil, and vanilla
• Beat together until smooth
5) Place muffin batter in muffins at half full
6) Add a tablespoon of cream cheese filling in the middle (try not to let it touch the sides)
7) Sprinkle the sugar topping
8) Bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 375 degrees

Enjoy!!

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The Sushi Place

20 Oct

The Sushi Place

Just checked out this new addition to the Federal Hill neighborhood over the weekend. I must say that I will be coming back. The Volcano Roll is absolutely delicious! Also, you have the option of BYOB making it perfect for a casual date night.

Also, there is a Canton location for those who those on the other side of the Bay.

The customer service was salty

4 Aug

My latest restaurant visit was at Salt Tavern. And I have to begin off by saying customer service is key. I don’t necessarily need a server who is very attentive. However, there should be a common decency among all people, not just those in the restaurant industry. And one lady there was just plain rude. She kicked someone out who was waiting for their dinner companion. You know that’s happened to the best of us, running a tad bit late for that reservation. Life happens, doesn’t mean you gotta be rude.

Anyway, that’s sadly what I remember the most.

I’ll attach a picture of my salmon, mussels and couscous with a hint of saffron because it was delicious. But that’s all I will say was really good. The doughnuts were nothing to write home about, just alright. In comparison, I thought a Boston Creme doughnut from Dunkin donuts was way better.

Lesson is: don’t be rude in any aspect of life. I just really don’t get it.

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Warning

30 Jul

It’s restaurant week in Baltimore and I’m definitely going to go out more than once for this momentous occasion. I’ll have reviews coming up!

How to make your stomach happy

14 Jul

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My all around favorite place to eat is Mamas on the Half Shell in Canton. Everything is perfect. The seafood club, the Mac and cheese, the fish & chips, the crab cake, the cream of crab soup, the oysters! Oh my god, I’m getting hungry just thinking of this place. If you don’t go here, you are seriously not living. I know, it’s a bold statement.

Also, for an added bonus, get a refreshingly delicious orange crush!

I’m back!

9 Jul

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Sorry, it’s been so long since I wrote. Being a foodie also has its drawbacks, like being mad lazy. Although, I don’t think there is anything wrong with the couch potato life.

Anyway, my first entry is about the amazingly delicious gyro at Samos restaurant. This place is located in Greektown of Baltimore.

The gyro is the shit for many reasons.
1 – Tzatziki sauce. They make their own here and it’s by far one of my favorites ever. The sauce is just so refreshing with the cucumber flavor
2 – Sooooo much meat! Can’t go wrong with that
3 – The price, my gyro was about $6….

This place is perfect for cheap eats and deliciousness. Nom nom nom

Side note: Hummus was underrated. I highly recommend the lamb on a stick instead!

Smorgasburg. Try saying that 3 times in a row

14 May

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Hey everyone! So I recently visited one of the greatest cities ever, NYC! While I was there, I had to try out the amazing food that they have to offer. On my foodie adventure, I went down to Brooklyn to visit Smorgasburg. What is this, you ask? Every Saturday and Sunday, a group of food vendors get together and sell cheap eats for all. The Saturdays are located at Kent Avenue and N. 7 St. I highly recommend this just because of the awesome view of the water and the buildings. The one food vendor I really liked was The Milk Truck. This is because this vendor represents everything dairy and delicious..from mac & cheese to grilled cheese. Both amazing! I tried the mac & cheese and you get to choose your own toppings. OF COURSE I went with bacon, duh.

For anyone interested in going here, I also heard The Noodle Lane is a good find, and there was one unknown vendor that sold Vietnamese coffee. Unfortunately I forgot the name, but you can’t miss it. This is a definite must for coffee lovers.

Hope you make this a part of your next food adventure when visiting the city that never sleeps.

 

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