The Second Battle that Saved Washington, D.C.?

I found myself on a battlefield this week. My brother and I were passing through Frederick, Md., on our way home to Baltimore from West Virginia when I suggested we stop at the Monocacy National Battlefield. We often pass over the Monocacy River on our way to my cabin in Great Cacapon, WV, and when... Continue Reading →

Happy Holidays from Newzcook!

It's Christmas Eve and I'm gearing up to finish my New Year's cards and bake some cookies to take to my mom's for Christmas Day tomorrow. But as a Happy Holidays to everyone, I thought I'd share some easy, fun holiday recipes from past posts, including Christmas Bison Chili, Irish Whiskey Cake, Easy New Year's Eve... Continue Reading →

Let down, or left out? Try these post-election leftovers

Cheer up! Campaign promises already breaking Feeling let down or left out after the election? While putting together some delicious Cauliflower Parmesan Spinach Crepes from this week’s leftovers, I found I am feeling better about things this morning. Within 48 hours of the election, the president elect is already backing off on a number of... Continue Reading →

Thinking, Cooking, Writing and Fear

If you’ve ever wondered why my blog and Twitter handle is Newzcook, it’s because I started this blog when I was an underpaid/overworked community newspaper reporter who loved journalism and cooking on the cheap. The original full blog title was Newzcook: sharp talk/cheap meals. I think a lot when I cook, and often find metaphors... Continue Reading →

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