May 12, 2012
Teens learn on YouTube to make the "bombs" with a few cheap, household items, then travel in groups late at night — eager to hear the boom, laugh with friends and gauge whatever damage they've wrought. According to Lt. Carlton Saunders of Howard County's office of the fire marshal, teenagers consider it a prank when they experiment with "bottle bombs," which have been found over the years in counties all across the Baltimore region. The explosions are rarely associated with damage greater than a busted mailbox, and are even more rarely associated with injuries, Saunders said.
October 3, 2011
Who knew that Goose Feathers could slide like silk going down the throat? Or that Cow's Feet really hit the sweet spot on the tastebuds? Apparently David and Kelly Keyes of Keyes Creamery at Mt. Felix Farm found these secret ingredients and ice cream lovers in Harford County can be glad they did. Ice cream never tasted so fresh as it does scooped into a bowl or in one of their famous ice cream pies. That's because the frozen treat is made from milk harvested only during the grazing season, which makes all the difference in taste, whether it's black raspberry or cappuccino crunch.
May 22, 2011
University of Maryland, Baltimore County campus police reported Sunday finding two Molotov cocktails a day earlier in a dormitory stairwell. The two homemade incendiary devices, filled with a flammable liquid with a wick inserted into the mouth of the container, were discovered about 10:20 a.m. Saturday by a UMBC employee in an exterior stairwell of Gunpowder-Terrace Apartments, a student dormitory on the Catonsville campus of the university, said...
September 2, 2010
If you grew up eating gefilte fish, bagels with lox and corned beef on rye, and if you've lived in the Baltimore area for any length of time, chances are you've tucked into a heaping plate of Jewish-style food at Suburban House more than once. Since 1965, this casual restaurant has been a local landmark, serving up classics like matzo ball soup, blintzes and brisket to generations of loyal customers, Jewish and otherwise. It was never exactly fine dining — the kugel could be a bit heavy, the soups a bit salty — but it tasted home-made.
June 25, 2010
Having trouble getting your cakes to look like a box of Crayolas, hamburger or race car? Duff Goldman, the extreme cake maker who's put visions of confectionery glory into many a home baker's head, has a fondant for that. In nine colors. He also has fondant cutters. Texture tiles. "Cake graffiti" color spray. Cake "tattoos." Cake pans. Cake mixes, spatulas and other tools. The Food Network's "Ace of Cakes" star and owner of Baltimore's Charm City Cakes has a new line of baking products.
March 21, 2010
They didn't play football at big schools or feel the warmth of the national spotlight. But for some NFL prospects, instant recognition - or maybe just YouTube glory - was a mere hop, flip and a jump away. A hop: San Jose State defensive end Jarron Gilbert, a third-round pick of the Bears last year, pulled off a stunning feat in the weeks leading up to the 2009 scouting combine. With a friend videotaping him, he stood at the shallow end of the pool, crouched in the water and exploded out of the water, leaping onto the deck without using his hands.