casual cooking and living

entertaining by the bay

toasted steel cut oatmeal with maple soaked raisins

Utensils / Sucre


  great simple tips and tricks

curried cashews

chardonnay herb gravy

Best Turkey Leftovers

red chili mayonnaise

chili pepper and pork goulash

and more...

Fun Foods



Good Mornings!

Christmas Breakfast

Fun Holiday SweetsH

Snacks with Rosemary

Weekend with Chili Peppers


roasted zucchini and squash pizza

Hi I'm Maryann Kraker and welcome to Entertaining By The Bay.  My work in the fashion industry has allowed me to travel abroad frequently, gathering food memories, recipes and  the unique talent of reading menus in any language.
In 2007 I purchased By the Bay, on Long Island Sound, and stepped out of the pantry so to speak, to explore my passion with food.
During the week I continue to be a fashion warrior in Manhattan and my weekends are spent By The Bay, cooking, writing and photographing food to share with friends and family. 
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The Rise of the Biscuit

By the Bay Cookbooks

Dill Lemon Pesto 10 ways 

 apple Sage Roasted Turkey

 Holiday Main DishRecipes

  Great Winter Sides

 Festive Desserts

  eggnog pudding

cranberry soda bread and jam

  turkey hunter stew