casual cooking and living

entertaining by the bay

lemon poppy seed pancakes with honey butter

Utensils / Sucre


  great simple tips and tricks

chili parmesan crisps

twice baked potatoes

Great Turkey Leftovers

red chili mayonnaise

chili pepper and pork goulash

and more...

Fun Foods



Good Mornings!

Best Baked Wings

Snow Day Dessert!H

Snacks with Rosemary

Weekend with Chili Peppers


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

Split Pea Soup with Beer & Bacon

Sweet Potato Breakfast Slider

  mini peanut butter cups

baked crispy hot chicken wings

  turkey hunter stew

  bacon wrapped dates stuffed with provolone