POWER & MOTORYACHT MAGAZINE

Our first book review is in the February issue of Power & Motoryacht Magazine. This is exciting! Take care, Margaret Photo credit: Power & Motoryacht Magazine

Cruising Compass

Blue Water Sailing’s  website, Cruising Compass Journal, has featured Boat Food: The Cookbook for Boater’s recipe for Sweet Red Pepper Polenta Tarts on their blog  “For the Hungry Crew.  Here is the link to their post. : http://bwsailing.com/cc/2014/01/08/for-the-hungry-crew-62/ Take Care, Margaret Photo Credit: Blue Water Sailing Magazine

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin pancakes offer you a delicious alternative to traditional version. The pancakes can be made in advance, frozen and popped into the toaster for a quick and tasty breakfast. Let me know you like them. Thanks for stopping by. Margaret   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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