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Ashley West

Author Email: awest@whatsupmag.com

Backyard chefs, get ready to fire up the grills and cook up some flavor. Read more

Dining

Happy Cinco de Mayo!Here's the thing: I like tequila. I mean, I really like it. At my rehearsal dinner on Friday night, I was a little stressed out and frantic (I blame the groomsmen entirely -- they weren't listening to me!) and the first thing that... Read more

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Annapolis eatery Pit Boys might be best known for its pit beef, the most popular item on the menu. Read more

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I recently made this for a friend's bridal shower, and really wanted to feature it on the weekly food flash newsletter. However, it was eaten before anyone got a photo of it, and I haven't had a chance to make it again. But trust me, I will make it a... Read more

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The owner of Wilson’s Farm Market in Bel Air, Maryland, shares a delicious dessert using fresh rhubarb straight from the farm. Read more

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I know I'm not What's Up?'s health editor. However, I do care about health, both my own and other people's, and I do generally care about the (lack of) nutrition in our country. Whenever I wonder why the number of obese people continues to increase, ... Read more

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  Kelly Jackson from Emily’s Produce in Dorchester County shares a recipe for a strawberry smoothie. Read more

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Can you believe that the first time I tried a mussel was within the past two years? In fact, because I have lived in land-lock cities my entire life, a bounty of seafood never passed my lips until after college: Crab, clams, scallops...basically ever... Read more

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When March Madness tips off, I know it’s time for some fun foods that will be slam-dunk favorites at game-watching parties. Read more

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To anyone that knows Chef Victor Scotto, it should be no surprise he recently took over the kitchen at Mama Lucia in Annapolis. Read more

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Not that long ago, I visited Sam's Pizza in St. Michaels. There, I had a delicious lunch of a shrimp and artichoke pizza. Read more

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Everybody’s a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, right? This year, join in the fun of celebrating all things Irish with these simple ideas: Read more

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  Pope’s Tavern at the Oxford Inn Read more

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Summer meets fall in this month’s delicious dish, prepared by Main Ingredient’s executive chef Geoffrey B. Williams. Read more

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A delicious breakfast is a great way to jumpstart your day and at Eggcellence, they know breakfast. Read more

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“When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.” So the famous line to the famous song goes. Read more

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Shake things up with What’s Up? magazine’s signature drink, brought to you by Ketel One. Read more

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Cold water seafood turns into a heartwarming, succulent dish; mussels, clams, lobster, shrimp, and calamari coalesce with a fish stock and tomato-based risotto with hints of brine and, surprisingly, cherry. Read more

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Patience is a virtue and in the case of this month’s recipe, that virtue is greatly rewarded with a velvety, delicious seafood dish that echoes classic French cuisine. Read more

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Poor vanilla. So taken for granted. Synonymous with “simple” and “bland.” Such undeserved name-calling hardly seems fair or accurate, for vanilla is a spice full of flavor and aroma. Some even recommend it as an aphrodisiac. Read more

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