Health and Fitness, Sponsored Post

2 Health Nuts Offer a Healthier ‘Milk & Cookie’ Treat to Leave for Santa

0 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 10:00am


a note from the 2 Health Nuts:

The countdown begins…1 week until Santa Claus comes to town! In keeping with our “Thursday Treat” mantra, we wanted to provide you with a healthier alternative to the usual cookies and milk left for the “big guy” on Christmas Eve. Once again, we give credit to the fabulous Diane Sanfilippo for the fabulous recipe!

“Fig Brownies”

3/4 cup unsalted butter, ghee, or coconut oil, melted, plus additional for greasing dish
1 tsp. organic, all-natural vanilla extract
3 large eggs, beaten
1 cup honey
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
1 1/2 cups organic cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup chopped dried figs

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch-square glass or ceramic baking dish.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted fat, vanilla, eggs, honey, and lemon juice until well combined.
3. In a small bowl, mix the almond flour, cocoa, and baking soda. Add the dry mixture to the wet and stir until well combined. Stir in the figs and pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
4. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool in the baking dish for 30 minutes.
5. Cut into squares before serving.

Serves 18 small, or 9 large, brownies; perfect to share with family, friends, Santa, and his elves!



Featured, Lifeline

What Baltimore Googled in 2014

0 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 9:30am


Our Google searches reveal more about us than we might expect. For example, in 2013, Americans were interested–very interested–in twerking.

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Money & Power

Former Baltimore Transportation Official Pleads Guilty to Taking $90K in Bribes

0 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 8:31am

The Charm City Circulator

The Charm City Circulator

The Charm City Circulator isn’t generating any cash from fares, but the man who used to run it just admitted taking in $90,000 on the side, in the form of bribes. Read More →

Culture, Mt. Washington

Baltimore Artists Make the Most Frightening Comedy Video You Will Ever See

0 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 8:15am

Unedited Footage of a Bear

From “Unedited Footage of a Bear”

“Unedited Footage of a Bear,” Adult Swim’s new 4 a.m. short sounds like it will be just the thing to unwind with after a super late night of who-knows-what. And for about 30 seconds it delivers — you’re just hanging out with a cute bear. Then you’re interrupted by an ad for allergy medicine. From there, things get pretty dark, pretty quick. But if you keep your eyes open, you may notice that this nature-video-turned-ad-turned-psychological-thriller was completely Baltimore-made. Read More →

Featured, Money & Power

Incoming Lieutenant Governor to Forgo Most of His Staff

1 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 7:45am

Gov.-elect Larry Hogan and Lt. Gov.-elect Boyd Rutherford

L to R: Gov.-elect Larry Hogan and Lt. Gov.-elect Boyd Rutherford

Maryland Reporter columnist Barry Rascovar suggested that Gov.-elect Larry Hogan abolish the lieutenant governor position to save “a million dollars a year” that is “wast[ed]” on a position with zero constitutional powers. Read More →


Thursday Morning Headlines: Mayor Says Some Officers Afraid of Becoming next ‘Darren Wilson'; Ray Rice Attends Baltimore Toys for Tots Event; Baltimore-Area Theaters Won’t Be Showing ‘The Interview'; and More

0 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 7:00am

Maryland lieutenant governor to share staff with Hogan – Washington Post

Mayor says some officers may feel anxiety about not being next ‘Darren Wilson’ – Baltimore Sun

Ray Rice Attends Toys For Tots Event In Baltimore – CBS Baltimore

Baltimore Bakery Unveils Fleet Of Clean Cars – CBS Baltimore

Hogan Speaks Out On Maryland Budget Deficit – CBS Baltimore

Bob Caret: ‘I could not say no’ to University System of Maryland – Baltimore Business Journal

New Maryland Jockey Club head wants to keep Triple Crown schedule as is – Baltimore Business Journal

Baltimore-area theaters won’t be showing ‘The Interview’ – Baltimore Sun

U.S. Links North Korea to Sony Hacking – New York Times


Wednesday Afternoon Headlines: Alan Gross Speaks After Release; Frank Perdue’s Example; SRB on Batts’ Protestor Comments; and More

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 5:29pm

Alan Gross speaks after release from Cuban prison — CBS Baltimore

Mayor addresses Batts’ comments to protestors — WBAL-TV

Frank Perdue’s wife wants others to find success from his “tough” yet “tender” ways, BBJ

Former Towson President is new BSM chancellor — Baltimore Sun

Port of Baltimore announces record month for container shipments — Baltimore Sun

Can you balance Baltimore’s books? — Baltimore


House of the Day, Real Estate & Home

House of the Day: Charming Townhouse in Canton, Near Square

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 4:56pm


527 Curley Street, Canton


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Money & Power

Baseball Diplomacy: Revisiting the Orioles’ Role in Normalizing Relations with Cuba

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 4:31pm


Orioles and Cuba shake hands, circa 1999.

Orioles and Cubans shake hands, circa 1999.

American aid worker and Maryland resident Alan Gross was released from a Cuban prison after five years this morning. By noon, President Barack Obama announced a “new chapter” in relations with our Caribbean neighbor, which includes easing the ban on traveling to Cuba, and making moves to lift America’s longtime economic embargo against the Communist nation. The morning developments marked a swift turnaround after 50 years of hard-line stances toward Cuba that were filled with plenty of tense moments and high political theatre. In 1999, the Orioles were a part of the diplomatic dance. Read More →

Money & Power

Baltimore Basketball Phenom Aquille Carr is Struggling to Find a Foothold in the Pros

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 3:15pm

Aquille Carr

Aquille Carr

Aquille Carr, a former Patterson High School point guard, was a YouTube sensation in high school. But since skipping college to go pro last year, Carr has struggled to find a home. Read More →

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