Exploring Maryland

At the southernmost tip of the state of Maryland on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay sits the site of St. Mary’s City. Today it is a large, state-run historic area that includes a reconstruction of the original colonial settlement, a living history area and museum complex. These comprise half of the area, the remaining half is occupied by the campus of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public honors college.

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Crab Bisque Made Simple

I have always been a fan of Bisque anything – crab, lobster, tomato.  It’s another of those wonderful French things with lots of cream.  A while back I came across a recipe for Crab Bisque on William Sonoma’s website (another of my favorite things – William Sonoma anything!)  I’ve had the recipe for a while now, but every time I read it, it seemed like a lot of work to obtain a pound or so of crab meat.  Yeah, I know, good food isn’t fast food.  The soup itself didn’t cook long, which struck me as odd.  I thought about my family, and what their particular tastes are – I know what works and what will get a turned up nose.  So I decided to do a little tweaking, and the results were wonderful! My non-fish eater ate it gladly and my beloved husband had seconds!  Yay!  So tonight I’ve decided to post both recipes – take your pick.

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