Standout Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Nov08

Standout Thanksgiving Side Dishes

by Michael Vyskocil, photography by Kelly Heck Traditionally, turkey gets its place of fame on the Thanksgiving table. This year, make your side dishes the dinner menu standouts. On the following pages, you’ll find four Thanksgiving side dishes to wow your Thanksgiving dinner guests with minimal effort from you. Broccoli-and-Cheese Puff This version of the classic casserole replaces the spinach with broccoli for a satisfying side...

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Savor Your Spirits
Sep07

Savor Your Spirits

by Michael Vyskocil, photography by Kelly Heck While historians have traced the science of fermentation to 10,000 B.C., debate still surrounds the exact origins of distilled beverages. Over the centuries, distillation has transcended cultures, people and places, becoming part of heritage traditions. Today, that tradition is upheld in a community whose agricultural and historical heritage is recognized across the world — Gettysburg....

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Flavored With Fun
Jul06

Flavored With Fun

by Michael Vyskocil, photography by Gregory Blank For a taste of the sweet life in Hanover, look no farther than Jacquelyn’s Bakeshop & Café. Stepping inside this bakery and coffee shop on the Baltimore Pike is like dropping by the home of a friend and being invited to pull up a chair and escape from the pressures of the world. Owner Jacquelyn Adams is like that friend, and her bakeshop and café is like that home; a place where...

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Marinate Magic
May04

Marinate Magic

by Michael Vyskocil, photography by Tara Hope Cofiell To marinate or not to marinate … that may be the question facing home cooks. Marinating helps bring flavor and aids in tenderizing meat, fish or poultry, or enhancing the flavors of vegetables and cheeses. Marinades can also borrow flavors from traditional cuisines — such as chiles and spices for Indian fare. Marinades can lead to creative cooking in the kitchen, but you should be...

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The Altland House: In the Company of Casual Cuisine
Feb22

The Altland House: In the Company of Casual Cuisine

by Michael Vyskocil, photography by Gregory Blank It’s served a president; it’s nurtured a rich tradition of brewing. Here, comfort food chicken and waffles share company with on-site brewed craft beers. This is the Altland House in Abbottstown. Located on the town’s Center Square, this Adams County dining and inn landmark continues to serve a new generation of guests while acknowledging a history that stretches back more than 100...

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The Art of Cuisine
Jan17

The Art of Cuisine

by Michael Vyskocil, photography by Gregory Blank Combine an inviting ambiance with an innovative repertoire, and you have the ethos behind C&D Bar & Grill. Located just north of Hanover, along Route 30 between New Oxford and Abbottstown, C&D Bar & Grill takes its namesake initials from co-owners Chef Charle and Denise Kalathas. As any restaurateur in the business can tell you, owning your own restaurant can feel like...

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