April 16, 2013
Historic Savage Mill, a restored two-centuries-old cotton mill, draws another notch in its evolutionary timeline as it welcomes its newest eatery, The Factory Grill and Bakery Too. Owners Karen and Ken Chamberlain had been working in the retail business for 15 years when they decided to open a restaurant. Despite having no professional culinary background, the couple had faith that, with a great entrepreneurial spirit and a little raw talent, they could achieve their dream. “We like food, and I like to cook,” says Karen.
December 29, 1993
During the holiday season, many of us rediscover the pleasure of casual entertaining -- potluck dinners, open-house celebrations, buffet dinners and progressive parties that begin at one house and continue in others. Often friends or relatives stop by for spur-of-the-moment get-togethers.For these occasions a perfect treat to have on hand is homemade cupcakes. Of course, when I say cupcakes I don't mean those tasteless cakes with sugary bright blue frosting showered with colored sprinkles.
September 27, 2006
Linda Hurd of Baltimore was looking for a recipe for Wellesley Fudge Cupcakes similar to the ones sold at the Hutzler's department store restaurant in Baltimore many years ago. While I did not receive any recipes for the fudge cupcakes Hurd was looking for, I did receive a number of recipes for the classic Wellesley fudge cake, said to have been served in the tearoom at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. The recipe that Elaine Smith of Keizer, Ore., sent in was taken from a Wellesley College alumnae publication and was easily adapted to make cupcakes.
March 30, 2012
Certain things in life are meant to go together. Peanut butter and jelly. Old Bay and steamed crabs. But what about cupcakes and alcohol? If you thought cupcakes were just for 7-year-olds' birthday parties, then think again. Cooks 'N Cakes, the latest cupcake shop to open in Howard County, is giving the kid-friendly dessert an adult makeover with cocktail cupcakes. Located on Route 40 in Ellicott City, Cooks 'N Cakes sells plenty of traditional cupcakes, but what makes it unique is cupcake happy hour.
June 18, 2012
I can't imagine how a cupcake could be the least bit healthy. Especially if it actually tastes good. But television talk show host Dr. Oz seems to think so. He likes this recipe for vanilla cupcakes with a raspberry filling and rich chocoloate topping. He borrowed it from Vincent Buzzetta, The Cake Artist INC. The cupcakes are made with coconut palm sugar, a sweetener that doesn't cause the same blood sugar spikes as regular sugar, Dr. Oz says on his website. Coconut palm is the same amount of calories, but itprovides a slow energy release - which can curb your appetite and help you lose weight.
October 28, 2006
Halloween and other holidays used to make me panic because, with young children, I was supposed to turn out clever cupcakes and other treats without a blink. This is why I think so many folks turn to store-bought, because they just don't have a trick (so to speak) up their sleeve for trick-or-treat party food. These cupcakes are as adorable to look at as they are scrumptious to eat. Imagine rich devil's food cake, smeared with butter-cream frosting and topped with a crunchy chocolate treat in the shape of a spider.