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Chesapeake Oyster Pie

The Oyster   The oyster’s a confusing suitor: Its masc., and Fem., and even neuter. At time it wonders, what may come, Am I husband, wife or chum.                                 – Ogden Nash                 There are over one hundred verities of … Continue reading

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Pickled Watermelon

“The best time to pick a strange watermelon is in the dark of the moon.” “If a women steps over a watermelon vine, it will stop its growth.” –          Southern Folklore                 Pickled watermelon is considered a southern delicacy, but … Continue reading

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Virginia Peanut Soup

                Peanut Butter doesn’t always have to come between two slices of white bread.  Actually, peanut butter was presented at the 1904 St. Louis world’s fair as a health food.  Peanut Butter Soup has always been a Southern Favorite – … Continue reading

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Maryland Fried Chicken

“Nicole diver, her brown hair hanging from her pearls, was looking through a recipe book for chicken Maryland.  She was about twenty four, Rosemary guessed – her face could have been described in terms of conventional prettiness, but the effect … Continue reading

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Smith Island Cake

                This dish is now designated as the official dessert cake of Maryland.  On October 1 2008, the Maryland state legislature passed a proclamation declaring Smith Island cake the official dessert of Maryland.  This cake can be made using any … Continue reading

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Influential Mid-Atlantic Cooks

Mary Randolph: [1] Mary Randolph was born in Virginia, the daughter of Anne Cary and Thomas Mann Randolph, a legislator and wealthy plantation owner. Her tombstone lists Ampthill, her mother’s family home near Richmond, as her birthplace, though some genealogists … Continue reading

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