Allison Robicelli
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Allison Robicelli is The Takeout staff writer, a former professional chef, author of three books, and The People's Hot Pocket Princess. Questions about recipes/need cooking advice? Tweet @Robicellis.
Jul 10
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It really is! The Greek yogurt adds such good flavor to the whipped cream, balancing it against all the other sweet things so nothing tastes cloying. I also love making this with apricots and nectarines. 

Jul 10
5

I’ve never had that problem. The second thing you do is squeeze all the air you can out of the bag to prevent freezer funk. The first thing you do is lie to yourself about how you won’t eat the entire cake in one week. 

Jul 9
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Back today! Had this wrapped before I went on vacation, which was smart because holy shit my brain is mush from all that doing nothing. 

Jul 4
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I’ve found a swimming hole not to far from me I’m quite enamored with, so I’ve been spending most of my days down there with the kids and praying there’s no brain eating parasites in the Patapsco River. 

Jul 1
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Wait, there’s reverse seasonal depression? Because I am at my happiest when it gets dark at 4pm and HATE the summer. I’m a natural night owl — in a perfect world I’d go to bed around 5am and wake up at about 2 or 3.

Jul 1
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Oh god, no. My husband is 6’ 6” and 320 lbs. if I’m going to pack his body into the car I’d need both the kids alive to help with with it. Read more

Jun 30
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Oh hot damn, those are nice houses. I won’t ask you where you live exactly, but there’s a house one block from the park that was host to several very important Civil War executions! I wrote about it in this:
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Jun 30
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Do you know Richard Gorelick? He used to be the restaurant critic for the Sunhe’s @Gorelickingood on Twitter. This is a man who knows about every crabmeat story and situation that happens in Baltimore. He is a very discerning man who is not afraid to kill his darlings. 

Jun 30
1

Where’s your favorite Lake Trout place? I’m not a huge fan because of the bones, but I did like the one I used to get from The Roost up by my kids’ old school in Park Heights. Where I live there’s a place called Tony’s that’s decent, but not great. 

Jun 30
4

I don’t own a garlic press! I own very few tools that can’t do more than one thing (The Takeout’s official test kitchen is my house). My mom had one, but every time I used it it would take me forever to pick all the garlic out of the holes with a toothpick. If you have a garlic press you like, you can most definitely Read more

Jun 30
12

I hit every damn Polish church fair in this town solely to stuff my face. If you’re ever at one, I’m the woman with blue hair passed out on a table in the church basement, covered in melted butter and onions. 

Jun 30
3

Yup! And you can feed a whole bunch of people for a tiny amount of money. Working class resourcefulness at its best. 

Jun 30
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I’ve been here for almost 4 years (PIGTOWN, BABY!), and wrote a book about Baltimore you might like! Was supposed to move to Chicago this summer for my husband’s job, and kinda happy we’re “stuck” here for the time being. I absolutely love everything about this city, except for it’s startling lack of decent Chinese Read more