casual cooking and living

entertaining by the bay

toasted steel cut oatmeal with maple soaked raisins

Utensils / Sucre

beef short rib braised in red wine



peanut brittle

maple roasted sweet potato and arugula salad

Holiday Meals

red chili mayonnaise

chili pepper and pork goulash

and more...

apple cider brined and maple roasted turkey

Fun Foods


Some Sides

Good Mornings!

Fall Desserts


pomegranate and cranberry sauce

pumpkin cream cheese muffins

Snacks with Rosemary

Weekend with Chili Peppers


bratwurst & horseradish cream wth

carmalized onions

roasted zucchini and squash pizza

pumpkin coffee cake with brown sugar streusel

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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