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  • Smores Cookies

    Smores Cookies
    Yields 12
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    Ingredients
    1. 1 doz. chocolate chip cookies (you can bake your own, bake prepared dough or use ready made cookies)
    2. 2 C. mini marshmallows
    3. 1 C. semisweet chocolate chips
    Instructions
    1. Bake the cookies in 350 degree oven for about 12 minutes.
    2. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
    3. Turn on broiler
    4. Top each cookie with mini marshmallows.
    5. Place the sheet pan of cookies under the broiler until the marshmallows brown.
    6. Remove and let cool.
    7. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for one minute on 50% power. Stir to melt.
    8. If they need a bit longer, return the chocolate to the microwave for another 30 seconds on half power. Stirring until smooth.
    9. Dip each cookie in the melted chocolate or drizzle with chocolate (it's best to use a fork to drizzle the chocolate).
    10. Let cool on a wire rack or parchment paper.
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  • In the News
  • Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan Host 9th Annual Buy Local Cookout

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    ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan hosted the 9th annual Buy Local Cookout at Government House this evening and officially recognized Maryland’s “Buy Local Challenge Week,” which encourages Marylanders to incorporate at least one locally grown, produced or harvested product into their meals each day. Governor Hogan officially declared July 23-31 as “Buy Local Challenge Week” to raise awareness about the benefits of local farms and food so that Marylanders will become more familiar and more frequent consumers of fresh, local products.

    “The Buy Local Cookout is a great opportunity to showcase Maryland’s culinary culture while supporting our local farmers and producers,” said Governor Hogan. “Many business—from grocery store chains, to distributors, and restaurants—rely on the fresh, nutritious food grown right here in Maryland, and that relationship helps keep our agricultural industry strong, diverse and sustainable. I thank all of the talented chefs who submitted recipes for this year’s event.”

    The Buy Local Challenge, created in 2006 by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission, has grown into a statewide initiative that has continued to grow. In its 2012 Policy Choices Survey, the University of Baltimore Schaefer Center for Public Policy found that more than 78 percent of Marylanders said they want to buy produce grown by a Maryland farmer.

    “As demand for local products continues to grow, Maryland is now home to 147 farmers markets,” said Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder. “We are committed to connecting local consumers with local producers, and I encourage all Marylanders to check our searchable database at www.MarylandsBest.net to find local products and markets near them.”

    Earlier this year, Governor Hogan invited teams of chefs and producers to submit original recipes that highlight the diversity of local products. Some 45 recipes were submitted; and 17 were selected. First Lady Yumi Hogan and Government House chefs will provide an entrée, salad and dessert for the cookout.

    All recipe submissions have been compiled and published in the 2016 Buy Local Cookout Recipes, which includes wine, beer or spirits pairing recommendations from the Maryland Wineries AssociationBrewers Association of Maryland, and Maryland Distillers Guild. This year’s cookbook and all previous cookbooks are available free and online here.

    Three of the nine dairy farms on Maryland’s Best Ice Cream TrailPrigel Family Creamery, Kilby Cream, andSouth Mountain Creamery – donated ice cream. Also donating products to the cookout are: Baywater Greens,Blades Orchard, Garrett Growers, GreenStreet Gardens,Honest Tea, Nice Farms Creamery, Roseda Black Angus Farm, and Triple J Farms.

    Agriculture contributes $8.25 billion annually and 45,600 jobs to our state’s economy every year, according to a University of Maryland Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics 2013 report.

    Attendance at the cookout was by invitation only. The guest list included agricultural leaders, producers, chefs, buyers from groceries, restaurants and institutions, and “buy local” advocates.

    Find local Maryland products, locate a farmers market and more at: www.marylandsbest.net.

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  • Deviled Eggs

    Deviled Eggs
    Serves 6
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    Ingredients
    1. 8 eggs
    2. 1/4 C. mayonnaise
    3. 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
    4. Kosher salt & freshly cracked black pepper to taste
    5. Smoked paprika to garnish
    Instructions
    1. Place the eggs in a steamer and cook for 12 minutes.
    2. Immediately place the eggs in ice water. Let sit in the ice water until they have cooled completely.
    3. Carefully peel the shell of the eggs while they are submerged in the water.
    4. Slice the eggs in half lengthwise.
    5. Pop the yolk into a mixing bowl. Add in the mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper. Beat until very smooth.
    6. You can either spoon the mixture back into the egg halves or for a more attractive presentation, you can pipe it into the whites with a piping bag and tip.
    7. Garnish with a dusting of smoked paprika.
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  • In the News
  • Governor Hogan Announces Local Menu for the Annual Buy Local Cookout

    Peach Salad2ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 23, 2016) – Governor Larry Hogan announced today the 18 recipes that will be featured at the 9th Annual Buy Local Cookout, which celebrates Maryland’s Buy Local Challenge Week, July 23-31, and encourages all Marylanders to eat at least one locally grown, made or harvested product each day. Recipes for the event, submitted by teams of Maryland chefs and producers, were selected for their availability of ingredients, geographic representation, maximum use of local ingredients and creativity. The cookout, which be hosted by Governor Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan, will be held at Government House on Thursday, July 21.

    “The Buy Local Cookout is a great opportunity to showcase the many businesses that support our farmers through buying local – from grocery store chains, to distributors, restaurants and institutions,” said Governor Hogan. “Buying local gives consumers fresher, more nutritious and better-tasting food, and it helps to keep Maryland’s agricultural industry strong, diverse and sustainable. I thank all of the talented chefs who submitted recipes this year.”

    Earlier this year, Governor Hogan invited teams of chefs and producers to submit original recipes that highlight the diversity of local products. Some 45 recipes were submitted; and 17 were selected. First Lady Yumi Hogan and Government House chefs will provide an entrée and dessert for the cookout.

    All recipe submissions will be published in the 2016 Buy Local Cookout Recipes, which will include wine, beer or spirits pairing recommendations from the Maryland Wineries Association, Brewers Association of Marylandand the Maryland Distillers Guild. The cookbook will be available online when completed next month.

    The following recipes were selected to be prepared at the cookout:

    Appetizers 

    • Chesapeake Chevre Deviled Egg in Arugula Nest, submitted by Nancey Veldran of Caprikorn Farms in Washington County with producers Alice Orzechowski of Caprikorn Farms in Washington County for Chesapeake Bay Blend Chevre; Tom Cunningham of Mary’s Land Farm in Howard County for eggs and bacon; and Steve Goertemiller of Big White Barn in Frederick County for arugula and chives.
    • Tomato and Manchego Crostini, submitted by Chad Sargent of Chad’s BBQ in Anne Arundel County with producer Marco Ridge Farm in Anne Arundel County for tomatoes.

    Salads/Side Dishes

    • Grilled Peach & Pecan Salad with Orange-Citrus Vinaigrette, submitted by Gwyn Novak ofNo Thyme to Cook in Calvert County with producer Bernie Fowler, Jr. of Farming 4 Hunger in Charles County for lettuce and Joe-Sam Swann, Swann Farms in Calvert County for peaches.
    • Watermelon Salad with Feta, Thai Basil, and Chile-Lime Vinaigrette, submitted by Alan Morgan of Whole Foods Market in Anne Arundel County with producers B and K Farm in Dorchester County for watermelon and Koinonia Farm in Baltimore County for Thai basil.
    • Fingerling Potato Salad with Charred Sweet Corn and Dill, submitted by David Murray ofChesapeake Culinary Center in Caroline County with producer Wayne Cawley of Plain Wayne Farms in Caroline County for fingerling potatoes, dill, and sweet corn.

    Entreés

    • Apple Berry Pork Slider with Roasted Jalapeno Slaw, submitted by Aaron Bessick of Union Hospital of Cecil County in Cecil County with producers Shane Hughes of Liberty Delight Farmsin Baltimore County for pork shoulder; Vic Priapi ofPriapi Gardens in Cecil County for raspberries, honey, jalapeno peppers, cabbage, and carrots; and Ilene Milburn of Milburn Orchards in Cecil County for Granny Smith apples.
    • Beef Bulgogi with Romaine Lettuce and Napa Cabbage Mixed Salad, submitted by First Lady Yumi Hogan with producers Mike Brannon ofRoseda Black Angus Farm in Baltimore County for beef coulotte; and Tim Field of Baywater Greens in Wicomico County for romaine lettuce.
    • Seared Rockfish with Seared Red Corn Polenta Cake and Succotash, submitted by Kurt Peter ofAzure/Westin Annapolis Hotel in Anne Arundel County with producer Vint Lawrence in Kent County for Floriana Red Corn; Shlagel Farms in Charles County for corn; Hummingbird Farms in Caroline County for tomatoes; Baywater Greens in Wicomico County for fresh herbs; and local watermen for rockfish.
    • Slow-Cooked Pork Taco with Watermelon Salsa, Arugula and Crema, submitted by Sabrina Sexton of Sabrina In the Kitchen in Kent County with producers Theresa Mycek of Colchester Farmin Kent County for watermelon, arugula, cilantro, chili peppers, and honey; and Kim Wagner of Black Bottom Farm in Kent County for pork.
    • Thai Turkey Meatballs with Asian Slaw, submitted by Justin Kay of Dawson’s Market in Montgomery County with producers Mark Mills ofChocolates & Tomatoes in Montgomery County for cabbage, onion, carrot, basil, cilantro, and ginger; and B.J. Radhe of Maple Lawn Turkey Farms in Howard County for ground turkey.

    Dessert

    The Brewers Association of Maryland, Honest Tea,Maryland Distillers Guild, Maryland Wineries Association,Roseda Beef and Greenstreet Nursery are also donating products to the cookout. In addition, dairy farms onMaryland’s Best Ice Cream Trail are donating ice cream. Musical entertainment will be provided by Robbie Booth, a country recording artist from Southern Maryland.

    In its 2010 and 2012 Policy Choices Survey, the University of Baltimore Schaefer Center for Public Policy found that more than 78 percent of Marylanders said they want to buy produce grown by a Maryland farmer. The goal of the Buy Local Challenge is to raise awareness about the benefits of local farms and food so that Marylanders will become more familiar and more frequent consumers of fresh, local products. The Buy Local Challenge was created in 2006 by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission and has grown into a statewide initiative.

    Buying locally preserves farmland, protects the environment, bolsters local economies, and provides wholesome, nutritious, great-tasting fresh food.  To learn more about Maryland’s Buy Local Week Challenge and sign up to take the pledge to eat local, visit the officialwebsite. Find local Maryland products, locate a farmers market and more online at Maryland’s Best. Sources of local seafood can be found at the Maryland Seafoodwebsite.