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Food Network cancels 'Ace of Cakes'

Baltimore's Charm City Cakes will no longer have a starring role on Food Network. It was confirmed Sunday that Ace of Cakes, which follows baker Duff Goldman and his staff of massively talented cake decorators, has wrapped production on its final season. Read more on ABC.com. I always preferred Duff to the guys over on Cake Boss, but I can't help but wonder if the competing series had anything to do with the show's downfall.

Jazz Up Your Thanksgiving

  There’s something to be said for keeping tradition alive around Thanksgiving. Year after year, we break out the family candlesticks for the dinner table, watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade until Santa appears, and gather with our closest friends and family to give thanks for the blessings we’ve had during the year.

New alternative to nail polish lasts Three Weeks!

Okay, here is the photo to prove it. My nails have lasted three weeks and two days before chipping. As you can see they have grown, where there is no polish at the base, but they are natural nails. This product, shellac really works, at least for my nails. I think it is a great product for a busy woman. To recap, “shellac” is a brand name for a nail product that is half nail polish and half gel. Applied, in several coats like nail polish, it is cured by UV light. The result is flexible nails that are completely dry when you leave the salon. Read the previously posted article to learn more… Durable Color For Nails - New alternative to traditional polish

Annapolis Happy Hour: Yellowfin

It's the happiest hour of the day! Check back every Thursday to find out what great happy hour specials local restaurants are offering. In terms of longevity, Yellowfin in Edgewater certainly blows other happy hours out of the water. Rather than the standard 4-7 p.m. evening happy hours, Yellowfin goes all day long from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and includes half-priced appetizers in the lounge area. Check out the appetizer menu here. For the record, Yellowfin tied with Stan & Joe's for the Best Happy Hour in What's Up?'s 2010 awards. In addition to the half-priced appetizers, the restaurant also offers half-priced bottles of wine during lunch and dinner on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.

50 percent off at Hell Point Seafood

There's a great Groupon deal for Annapolitans today: Pay $20 for $40 worth of food at Hell Point Seafood.  The link is only good until midnight tomorrow, so make your decision quickly. Have you never used Groupon before? I recently became a Groupon convert when the site offered $25 tickets to the Penn State vs. Indiana game at FedEx Field this weekend. It's super easy — just buy the Groupon and present it to the wait staff before you order. Just like that, your bill is $20 less. While there isn't an Annapolis-dedicated Groupon, I subscribe to both the DC and the Baltimore feeds and frequently get deals in Annapolis. So it's definitely worth getting the e-mails each day!

Restaurant Review: The Wild Orchid

Though it’s in a new location, Karen and Jim Wilder’s Wild Orchid continues to offer delicious food in a classy atmosphere.

Meals that Make the Grade

With after school activities, late workdays and long commutes or carpools, many families struggle to find time to sit down together to eat dinner. When they do, the meal may consist of prepackaged or fast food options, which can increase food costs and skimp on good nutrition.

The Wild Orchid

Though it’s in a new location, Karen and Jim Wilder’s Wild Orchid continues to offer delicious food in a classy atmosphere.

Annapolis Happy Hour: McCormick & Schmick's

It's the happiest hour of the day! Check back every Thursday to find out what great happy hour specials local restaurants are offering. Do you have $2? If so, you could get a fish taco, oysters, sushi, or vegetable tempura during McCormick and Schmick's weekday happy hour.

Predicting Restaurant Trends for 2011

Move over, cupcakes. It's time for the old-fashioned pie to shine. According to Restaurant Consultant Andrew Freeman in San Francisco, 2011 will be the year of the pie. In an article from Nation's Restaurant news: If I had one trend — one trend — of the year that I could predict, that’s why it’s in the No. 1 position, this would be the trend for pie. I think that we’re going to make room for pie shops in the next year.