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Wednesday, October 21, 2020


Lifestyle is a place for The Tentacle readers to find resources about health; senior living/events; disability news and resources; as well as local art and artists in Frederick County.

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.

Deconstructed Enchiladas

What do you fix for dinner when you have run out of ideas and nothing sounds appetizing? The other day I threw something together and hoped for the best. I must admit, I thought it was pretty tasty. I’m calling it Deconstructed Enchiladas. Give it a try and let us know in the comments.

Iced Coffee

Here's my version of Iced Coffee. Perfect on a hot, sunny day. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

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!