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Grace Hallenbeck

Grace currently hails from the shores of North Carolina, a trial retirement location, where she programs and broadcasts a weekly local news show on (all-volunteer) Radio Hatteras. Homesickness overwhelms her many days. A 50-year resident with a heart for Frederick, Grace attended West Frederick Junior and Frederick High Schools. A de facto paralegal from the days when legal secretaries did much research and writing, Grace worked in private law firms. Other employment included IBM, radio, band music, Montgomery County Attorney’s Office, and a long term position with the Montgomery County Council where she retired as a facilities manager. Grace was a minority practical conservative in a liberal charter government. Notwithstanding that environment, Grace is a resourceful, logical, thrifty, innovative, and independent thinking woman--and a great cook! She has been described as “thorough and meticulous.” Having cut her teeth in local government for 28 years, she is well acquainted with the workings of charter government. Grace will share writings of her amusements and observations...and, yes, recipes!

There’s Something Happening Here

So, I was thinking about a comment a leftist friend of a family member posted elsewhere. It caused me to reply with this off-the-cuff essay, and I title it "There's Something Happening Here."

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Carving your pumpkin for the Fall? Don’t toss the seeds! Roast them for a delicious snack. Here's how.


Out of necessity, with last minute friends stopping by, came this invention! It was such a success that it has become a snack, and sometimes meal in our home now! Try this and let us know what you think!


This is a hearty meal, perfect for coming cold days. Loved when mom made this dish! Try it and let us know what you think!

Millie’s Peas With Lamb

Every Easter mom would make this vegetable dish to complement our main dish. Now I make it, and not only for the holidays. Oh my gosh, it is so tasty. Try it and let us know what you think!

Cream of Crab Soup

Oh man! We really love, love, love eating crab here at home. Here’s one that always pleases family and friends. Try it and let us know what you think!

A Seasonal Herb Tip

No idea what to do with the Chives taking over your herb garden? Try tossing them into some cottage cheese.


People tell me I make the best cheesecake. They think it must be difficult to make a great cheesecake…NOT! So, here’s a secret that is…well…no longer a secret! It’s a recipe I believe I got from the inside of a cream cheese box many years ago. It is so easy to make and the best tasting I’ve ever had!

Shrimp and Calamari

Here is a refreshing salad for the summer! Mom always made it at Christmas time, but I like it any time of the year. It truly is refreshing. I hope you will enjoy this. Try it and let us know what you think!

Salted Caramel Sauce

Looking to spruce up your ice-cream? Give this quick and easy Salted Caramel sauce recipe a try.

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