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Charm City Cook: Happy Snacking!

Take two friends and add a love of food and exquisite taste and you get Kinderhook Snacks. Marie Stratton and Katie Horn take snacking seriously and Baltimore absolutely should be thanking these creative, hardworking women. Whether you like salty or sweet (or both mixed together, duh), they have a snack for you. Choose from the crowd pleasers like salted chocolate chip cookies and baked cheddar cheese stamps or maybe some triple ginger cookies, bacon popcorn and spicy smokey mixed nuts. Check out all of their snacks!
Exciting times for Kinderhook – they’ve just signed a lease on their very own kitchen space! Now they need to raise $12,000 in order to equip the kitchen. Here is their beautiful Kickstarter video – give it a look and see their story. Good stuff.

Confessions of a Bad Cook in an Era of Foodies

“The pic was not staged, I’m ashamed to say. It really was dinner.”

The email came from my husband’s cousin’s wife, who I’ve met only a handful of times. I don’t know her well enough to be honest. And, obviously, she doesn’t know me well enough to realize the email was sorely misdirected. The subject? Family recipe book.

My heart sank when I read the first line: Steve and I were thinking it would be a fun to create a recipe book of favorite family dishes. Oh no. I knew what was coming next. She wanted all the women in the family to send three of their favorite recipes that she would then, I’m sure, bind in some cute and homey fashion and distribute them to us as stocking stuffers. Nice idea. And I hate to be a party-pooper. But there’s one big problem here.

The Cake Boss is Coming to the Ivy


Baltimore may be the town of Charm City Cakes, but there’s a new kid coming to town, to the Ivy Bookshop to be exact. Buddy Valastro, known worldwide as the Cake Boss, has a new book out, Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss, and he is coming to the Ivy on Sunday, December 2, for a book signing at 12 noon.