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, […]

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

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 Bread

I absolutely love the smell of pumpkin bread baking. It says “Fall is hear!”. This bread can be made in advanced. Once cooled, slice the pumpkin bread and place the slices on a baking sheet. Place the sheet in the freezer for 40 minutes or until the bread is frozen. Place the individual slices in […]

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. […]

Cookbook Ideas

Deciding on a cookbook idea takes a lot of thought. It takes patience and perseverance to select a cookbook idea that will have a buyers market. The bottom line for the publisher and the bottom line for the book distributor is… will the book be profitable? At the end of the day, profit is the […]

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 […]

Authentic Pizza Dough

Welcome back to The Outdoor Epicurean.  Today, I have enclosed my favorite recipe for pizza that is a snap to make.  Pizza dough Authentic Pizza Dough Recipe Type: Main Courses Cuisine: Italian Author: The Outdoor Epicurean Prep time: 15 mins Total time: 15 mins Serves: 4 The pizza dough can rest up to 1 week […]

Back To School

It is that time of the year again. Traveliing down the road, I am stopping for school buses carrying loved ones safely back and forth from home. As you might know, my children are all grown so I do not have the newness that young parents feel about sending the children off to school. Our […]

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 […]

Nature as Design

As I was preparing for an outdoor dinner party, I swept the front porch. Coffee, our 14 year chocolate lab, resides there most of the time. She loves to greet anyone who comes by. Even the postman brings her treats. I noticed this spider web on the posts by the front steps. My first inclination […]

Lunch Box Blues

The Outdoor Epicurean knows it is difficult to remain enthusiastic when it comes to take from home lunches or an office lunch.  As a former teacher, I would bring the leftover dinner from the night before and heat it in the teacher’s lounge.  Most students do not have this option. While we make our children’s […]

Outdoor Living

Captain Rick and I recently returned from a trip to Maryland’s Eastern shore. We were camping which meant no running water or electricity at the state park campsite we were staying at. There were bath houses and running water to wash pots and pans but for the most part, it was rustic. The campground we […]

Creative Lunch Boxes

Remember when lunch boxes came in medal boxes with a black handle. I was lucky enough to find this gem of a lunch box at our local thrift store. The asking price was $1.00. I placed the lunch box in my cart and immediately called my sisters. Like myself, they love a good find. I […]

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