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Sunday, August 9, 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.

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!

Spinach Is Delicious, I Promise

Another one of those silver linings in the current state of being lockeddown, is the renewed interest in home gardens.  In keeping...

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).

Mama’s Hatteras Style Clam Chowder

While this Frederick gal (me) is trying out a trial retirement down on Hatteras Island, I’m expanding my cooking repertoire to include more seafood obtained locally at the docks or -- Yes! -- clams from our backyard.

Fruit Salad Louise

Here’s another one-bowl prep, mix, store, and serve recipe. Recently I got a taste for a refreshing fruit salad. My mother-in-law started out all her holiday meals with this, and to this day I enjoy her creation. It’s sweet and tasty with no added sugar required.

Potato Salad Ala Melina

It’s Vidalia onion season time!  What a great use of this tasty onion in this Italian potato salad recipe from my memory...