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Cups of cheer

By Valerie Hu | Dec. 27, 2010, 11:18 p.m. | In Drinks »

These recipes are quick and painless – suitable for busy winter break schedules and perfect for the holidays with the family. So gather 'round and get brewing because these coffee drinks are simply too delicious to resist!


Merry munchies

By Allison Daitch | Dec. 16, 2010, 10:23 p.m. | In Recipes »

There is no better time than the holidays to catch up with family and eat terrific food, and nothing is more special than trying out a new recipe with the ones you love.


Lots of latkes

By Sarah Harper | Dec. 6, 2010, 11:27 a.m. | In Entrées »

The holidays are a time of sharing old traditions and making new ones, especially in the kitchen. The latke is a well-loved, versatile classic: these golden-brown crisps can be mixed and matched with any topping or other dish.


Give thanks for food banks

By Sarah Harper | Nov. 22, 2010, 9:46 p.m. | In Food »

Thanksgiving is a day to celebrate with family and be grateful for the best parts of your life, not to mention the famous holiday dinner. Roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes covered in gravy, soft bread rolls, buttered squash and homemade pumpkin pie – what's not to love? But now, more than ever, families below the poverty line are struggling to bring food to the table.


SCOping out the best salad stops

By Marjorie Fuchs | Oct. 25, 2010, 8:37 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

Ah, salads. But the true magic of the salad is that it can be whatever you want it to be. Some people love them, some people hate them, some people just eat them because they're good for you.


8407: More than just the numbers

By Alison Kronstadt | Oct. 20, 2010, 7:44 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

8407 isn't geared towards high schoolers, but don't let that stop you. The restaurant ultimately delivers what any person looks for in a dining experience, regardless of age: good food.


Vapiano, the reinvention of Italiano

By Melodi Anahtar | Sept. 17, 2010, 12:18 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

One of Bethesda's newest additions, Vapiano, is guaranteed to get noticed. Its fresh feel, "green" design, reasonably priced food and innovative concept have made the franchise's first Maryland location a hit.


Bring out the heat, cut the meat

By Julia Wynn | May 28, 2010, 11:32 a.m. | In Recipes »

With these scrumptious recipes, vegetarians can enjoy an yummy outdoor meal on the grill without breaching their diet restrictions.


Green treats at the end of the rainbow

By Blake Morgan-Gamber | March 17, 2010, 11:10 a.m. | In Entrées »

In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, we here at Silver Chips Online decided to be experimental with some of our holiday food options. Or rather, more colorful. Besides only wearing green this Saint Patrick's Day, avoid getting pinched by trying some of your favorite Irish dishes- turned green!


A "Fractured Prune" but impeccable treats

By Anya Gosine | March 16, 2010, 7:54 a.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

Though the name implies otherwise, Fractured Prune is perfection. A recent addition to Downtown Silver Spring, the donut shop has a distinct flair that sets it apart from Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts and other chains in the business.


More than a cupcake

By Jenna Bushnell Katie Sint | March 12, 2010, 8:49 a.m. | In Desserts »

Silver Chips Online has somehow managed to recruit a number of renowned, self-certified experts in a variety of fields to write and edit for our paper. We are fortunate enough to have snoWatch specialists, pop culture pundits, auto-tune aficionados, match-making masters and alliteration all-stars.


A flurry of treats

By Julia Wynn | March 8, 2010, 11:09 a.m. | In Sides »

Snow is a remarkable phenomenon in many ways: it allows sleds and skis to slide easily down hills, it cancels school and it coats the world in a gorgeous layer of pure white delight. But many people over the age of five tend to overlook that snow is also perfectly edible, as long as it's still white.


Sugar for your sweetheart

By Ava Wallace | Feb. 14, 2010, 9 a.m. | In Desserts »

Valentine's Day is all about spending time with a special someone. Whether that person is a friend or a significant other, the pressure is on to give a present that shows how much you care. Chocolates, flowers and greeting cards make great gifts, but baking is a creative way to show your affection, bond with a loved one and satisfy that sweet tooth.


The Roscoe's treasure of Takoma Park

By Blake Morgan-Gamber | Dec. 21, 2009, 6:33 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

Along the main street of Takoma Park lies a welcoming, upscale pizzeria that embodies the inviting, bubbly spirit of its community. Surrounded by animated shops and vivacious people, Roscoe's Neapolitan Pizzeria rises above ordinary pizzerias and stands out among its neighboring restaurants on Carroll Avenue.


Ap-pie-tizing desserts

By Julia Wynn | Nov. 23, 2009, midnight | In Desserts »

Pies are classic for any occasion. Their warm, flaky crust, which surrounds a sweet, smooth filling, is the ideal combination of firm and soft deliciousness. At Thanksgiving, many turn to a pumpkin pie for the culminating course. But pecan pie is also a tasty and seasonally appropriate choice.


Making trickin' treats

By Julia Wynn | Oct. 31, 2009, midnight | In Sides »

Soon every child will be visiting houses in various costumes, hunting for candy with shouts of: "Trick or treat!" But there is something eerier than candy that people can offer neighboring children: human body parts - the edible version that is. Getting people to eat these treats is the real trick.


A Back-to-School Night feast

By Julia Wynn | Sept. 16, 2009, midnight | In Entrées »

That night has come again - Back-to-School Night. You and your parents have switched places so that they can discover the teachers and learning material you interact with on a daily basis. Chances are you are home alone, possibly with other siblings, daunted by the fact that your parents have bequeathed to you the responsibility of preparing the last meal of the day. It may be tempting to open a container of Cup Noodles, but keep in mind there are more interesting alternatives that are just as easy to whip up! Here are three simple and tasty recipes you can turn to this Thursday.


SCOping out the best scoops

By Julia Wynn | July 5, 2009, midnight | In Restaurant Reviews »

Ah, warm weather. It instills a pleasant sensation of happiness in everyone, especially students ready for the summer. It also implants a desire for cool, creamy ice cream that epitomizes the perfect summer dessert. Soon people everywhere will be searching for a respite from the summer heat, and Silver Spring has no shortage of venues for ice cream.


A touch of spice with a bit of rice

By Lucas Alvarado-Farrar | March 23, 2009, midnight | In Food »

Downtown Silver Spring gets boring fast. With a limited number of restaurants not attached to a national franchise chain, there are few options for unique food in the burgeoning "hang-out" district. Gotten sick of Potbelly's? Tired of Chipotle? Interested in something beyond the company of Noodles? Nestled a few blocks from the pulsing heart of Silver Spring lies Thai Derm, a lovely little exotic kitchen.


Spend a delightful "Night"

By Alisa Lu | Jan. 16, 2009, midnight | In Food »

In the heart of suburbia, there are only a few restaurants that have great food, a fantastic atmosphere and impeccable service. For every good restaurant, there are five unimpressive chains like Buca di Beppo or Baja Fresh. In Kentlands Shopping Center, one of the few outstanding restaurants is Tandoori Nights. Nestled between a Bally's Total Fitness and a yet-to-be-opened barbeque joint, Tandoori Nights manages to serve delicious food while offering a warm atmosphere and attentive, polite waiters.


A Chinese fiesta in your mouth

By Ya Zhou | Dec. 30, 2008, midnight | In Food »

For closet food lovers who are scared of heat and anything that conducts it, never fear! This traditional Chinese dish is easy to make and satisfying to even the pickiest palate. With ingredients you can count on your fingers, this dish is versatile and suitable for any meal or any appetite.


Delicious mango mousse

By Poorna Natarajan | Dec. 15, 2008, midnight | In Food »

As a hopefully snowy winter nears, summer seems to have long passed away. But with this recipe for mango mousse, it's never too late to enjoy the holiday season with a flavor from the tropics! This easy-to-prepare, no-bake pie is sugary enough to sweeten anyone's day and light enough to be appreciated after several servings. Be ready to wow family and friends during this holiday season with a serving of mango mousse - a medley of cheesecake, Jell-O and, of course, mango!


Crunchy, minty, chocolate-y delight

By Deepa Chellappa | Dec. 4, 2008, midnight | In Food »

Winter winds are whipping through the air, turning noses bright red with cold. Christmas trees are being lugged out of trucks and to the side of the road. You can smell it in the air, feel it on your skin and see the discounts at the mall - the holiday season is finally here. Unfortunately, along with the usual pleasures of family, friends, good food and good times often comes the looming terror of gift shopping. But with this ridiculously easy and delicious recipe for peppermint bark, a traditional holiday treat can turn into a beautiful and festive gift.


Cherubic cheesecake

By Sophia Deng | Nov. 28, 2008, midnight | In Desserts »

With the holiday season arriving, how can anyone resist stuffing their faces into the delicious pies, cakes and sweets that accompany the festive times? Well, homemade cheesecake provides the mouth-watering solution for those holiday cravings! With a homemade crust and creamy topping, this expensive-looking cheesecake is sure to impress friends and family. So here's to a traditional homemade cheesecake that will be a delightful gift, desert or even main course for the upcoming holidays.


Pumpkin seeds for posterity

By Sean Howard | Nov. 26, 2008, midnight | In Food »

One of the best fall activities is ripping the gooey, stringy pumpkin guts out of the top of a pumpkin. While anyone's inner artist is giddy with excitement over making a name for themselves on the orange canvas, their inner chef is crying out for self expression. Don't throw away those pumpkin seeds; use them for a snack that's good for the entire winter.

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