Most regions have their own signature food, something they are known for around the world. Maine has lobster. Alaska has salmon. California has wine. Florida, oranges. Boston, clam chowder. Wisconsin, cheese. New Orleans, beignets. Mmm. Here in the mid-Atlantic region, we are surrounded by such wonderful regional delicacies including Maryland crabcakes, Philadelphia cheesesteaks (and cream cheese), New York cheesecake (and pizza). I’ve always said Delaware was the best state because it’s within an easy drive of all these wonderful foods. Continue reading


Snow makes me crave soup. Not just any soup. Broccoli cheddar soup. Growing up this was the only way I liked broccoli. In rich, creamy, cheesey soup. Other kids wanted hot chocolate when they finished playing in the snow. I wanted broccoli soup! Continue reading

Brussels Sprouts

I did not grow up eating Brussels sprouts. My mother never cooked them. I have vague memories of them being a threat of sorts. Like if I did something wrong I’d have to eat Brussels sprouts. Which is silly because my mom would have had to cook them before she could force me to eat them and that wasn’t going to happen. Like I said, the memory is vague. I probably picked it up from a book somewhere. Continue reading