Monthly Archive: December 2013

Eggs Benedict

Zest Bistro in Barracks Row Aims to Please

Located in Capitol Hill’s Barracks Row, Zest Bistro serves up “creative American food” with “exceptional service.” Or so their site says. But according to Urbanspoon at least, they do just that, garnering a 90-percent rating. The voters at Yelp.com give...

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Handling the Holidays: Entertaining Friends

If you’re anything like me, one of the first thoughts you had while contemplating your own apartment was having friends over for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Especially for holiday-related events. Nice clothes, nice drinks, good music. All the things necessary...

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5 Reasons to Rent an Apartment in Frederick

It’s the City of Frederick’s turn in the spotlight. I haven’t visited this place since forever, but a little research shows it to be a fine place to rent an apartment. In fact, Frederick seems like a heck of a...

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Handling the Holidays: Decorating Your Apartment

Apartment living definitely has a lot of upsides. While you may be used to decorating a larger area alongside family members and using tried and true decorations, you can still make your apartment the holiday wonderland you want it to...

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Easy Ways to Seal Your Windows for Winter

Cold got you down? In an earlier post I mentioned ways to keep warm without breaking the bank, briefly touching on sealing windows. Now, with help from both Kathy Hopkins of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and YouTube, I’ve...

Baking

How to Keep Your Apartment Warm Without Burning Up Your Budget

At ApartmentShowcase.com, we like to cast a wide net in so far as apartment living advice is concerned, and we’re surely not averse to going extracontinental for some practical ideas. Whether you pay for your digs with the pound, euro...

Peanut Brittle

The Martha Helps Make Your Holidays a Little Sweeter

Martha Stewart is the gift that keeps on giving, at least she is for me as of late. The poise, the patience, the voice, that grin: The Doyenne Domestic sure has a way about her. And so does her website,...