Cookies!

Getting consistency with the end result of baking cookies can be challenging. I came across these tips before I hosted my first cookie exchange years ago. Thought just about now would be a great time to share. Good luck…. Flat: If you want your cookies on the flat side, you can do some or all […]

Savory Nuts

Nuts are a great go to snack.You can add or subtract ingredients such as dried cherries, coconut or raisins. Pack this up in a reusable container and pop it in your lunchbox or purse for a healthy and nutritious snack. 1 cup almonds 1 cup unsalted cashews 1 cup pistachio nuts 1 cup peanuts 1 […]

Rocky Road Brownies

Rocky Road Brownies are Rocky Road Ice Cream’s cousin! These chewy, brownies hold up very well for school time snacks. I make the brownies the night before school and let the brownies cool to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. (This is an extra step but makes for easier cutting.) Use a […]

Bookworm: Recipes for smooth sailing: South County woman writes book on boat food

Margaret Amoroso Blackwell discusses her new book, “Boat Food: The Cookbook for Boaters,” over coffee at the Happy Harbor restaurant in Deale. Her husband, Rick, is a charter boat captain. Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2013 12:00 am By THERESA WINSLOW [email protected] Perhaps it’s no surprise Margaret Amoroso Blackwell wrote a cookbook. As a math teacher, […]

Local Charter Boat Business Woman Writes Cookbook

Updated: Wednesday, November 13 2013, 04:34 PM EST Baltimore, MD : It’s a big hobby with very little space. Many Marylanders love to sail the harbor or the bay, but space is a premium on board the boat. That prompted local sportsfishing charter boat businesswoman Margaret Blackwell to feed the need for a boat cookbook. […]

Boat Food Book Tour 2013

Margaret Amoroso Blackwell holds a poster of the cover of her book. A sign for her husband’s charter boat business is in the background. Wow! We started off the launch of Boat Food: The Cookbook for Boaters on a very positive note. The local paper did a terrific job on making me look like I […]

Teamwork

Teamwork is the topic of my posting today.  I believe the desire to help one another is developed as we grow as a person.  My experience over the last two days has emphasized this. While doing a search on the internet, I discovered that my website was hacked.  Someone had injected code in my header […]

Hummingbirds!

The last hummingbird of the season visited the last bloom on my geranium. How do I know it will be the last time the hummingbird comes to visit for the year. Well, for one, geese have shown up. This the first sign the seasons are changing. We had a hard frost last night which my […]

School Lunches

Is it just me or are school lunches getting boring to pack? When school began, I was gone ho on packing delicious and visually appealing lunches. I enjoy planning a meal the kids would enjoy in my absence. O.K., let’s be honest, I have no idea if my nutritious lunches were traded for a candy […]

Apple Pie

Days Gone By

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

This is my twist on the traditional pumpkin pie. Now you don’t have to worry about whether you should have the cheesecake or the pumpkin pie. I made it easy for you. You can add a whipped cream border if  you wish.  If you do, sprinkle some very finely minced candy ginger on the whipped […]

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin soup is velvety in texture and contains diced pieces of ham for added flavor. The muffin is an all time favorite around here. Please let me know if you enjoyed the recipe or if you added an ingredient to the recipe. Thanks for stopping by. Margaret The Outdoor Epicurean   Photo Courtesy of King […]

Pumpkin Whoppie Pies

The origin of the whoppie pie is controversial. According to Wikipedia, Pennsylvania, Maine and New Hampshire all claim to be the birthplace of the whoppie pie. All I know is that they are delicious. My version has a nontraditional cream cheese filling because it is studded with crystallized ginger. Please let me know if you […]

Pumpkin Scones

I think scones gained popularity when the coffee shops appeared. This scones is dense and chewy. It will keep for several days if wrapped tightly in plastic.   Photo courtesy of King Arthur Flour

Author Biography

In our last post, we started a dialogue on assembling a winning book proposal. The title page,table of contents and concept overview were addressed. In case you missed it, the link is: http://www.theoutdoorepicurean.com/2013/10/book-proposal-2/. Author Biography is the next component of the book proposal. Guidelines of biographies should only include your culinary experience, your writing experience […]

Book Proposal

It is worth your time and energy to write a book proposal. A book proposal is your first impression to a potential publisher. In the competitive world of publishing, this could provide you an edge in the market. There are probably hundreds of book proposals that come across a publisher or agent’s desk each month. […]

Old Fashion Book Writing

Old fashion book writing is how I went about getting Boat Food published. There is software available but I feel old fashion book writing is more romantic. People have asked my technique so I have decided to blog about old fashion book writing as a blog subject. What is old fashion book writing? I am […]

Boat Food Update

Margaret I do believe that I am finally finished with the editing of Boat Food. My labor of love, Boat Food, was sent to my editor yesterday. I felt the way I did when my daughters went off to kindergarten. I know I sound dramatic but it is the truth. I will let you know […]

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