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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!

Crab Dip With Old Bay

Here’s an oldie but a goodie! It is not an original by me, but it is something I make often this time of year to share with visiting friends. It never fails to please! Try it and let us know what you think!

Gracie’s Spicy Tomato Juice

How’s your tomato crop coming along? Got tomatoes? Well, here’s my tasty take on tomato juice. I hope you like it spicy! (Probably makes a great Bloody Mary without the need to add anything but the alcohol.) The recipe below yields 2 cups. Try it and let us know what you think! If you enjoy the 2-cup recipe, double it, bottle it, and have it in your fridge for a few days. If you do that, remember to shake before pouring! Enjoy!

Crab Imperial

Out of my tin of scribbled recipes comes one of my favorites, served as an entrée or used as stuffing for baked fish. Either way, it is indescribably delicious! Try it and let us know what you think!

Millie’s Tomato Salad

All your tomatoes coming in at once? I’ve been spending the past week creating tomato foods for the massive amount we’ve got. Of course, I’ve been sharing with friends and I hope they like my creations. Today I will share with you my memory of mom’s tomato salad. Oh so good! This is a great salad for preparing the day before you plan to serve. Try it and let us know what you think!

Chicken Pot Pie

Recipe for single dish chicken pot pie.

Independence Day Cole Slaw

I was digging in my recipe box looking for a quick salad for the holiday weekend. I found one, but I cannot say I created it. Did you know “Cole Slaw” comes from the Dutch for Cabbage Salad? I didn’t until recently.

Ranch House Chicken Louise

It is grilling season and you are absolutely going to LOVE this very old handed-down family original recipe. This is the first time I have ever shared it. It is my absolute favorite BBQ sauce ever!

BBQ Sauce

Here’s a BBQ sauce I concocted for the upcoming grilling events. I’m curious to hear what readers think. Is it too sweet? Right on target? Ways to improve? Let us know in the comments section!

Grace’s (Experimental) Shrimp And Grits

The first time I heard about shrimp and grits I thought: “Eew.” Then one day in a restaurant with a friend, I ordered it. It was delicious. Since then I have experimented with the dish different ways. Here’s one I threw together a few days ago from pantry items when I had a craving. Try it and let us know what you think!

Millie And Grace’s Napoli Sausage, Peppers And Onions

This is an adaptation of mom’s concoction, the difference being that I sometimes cut the sausages prior to baking, as in the past I prepared this recipe regularly for office holiday parties. You can leave the sausages whole if you want to serve them in hot dog rolls (I do that these days for our home meal).

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