Baltimore Pastry Chef Appearing on New Season of ‘Best Baker in America’

“Sugar, flour, and eggs have taken me places,” Yassmeen Haskins Jackson says. 

It’s true. Before Jackson launched her online boutique pastry shop, Cocoa & Nuts, three years ago, the staple ingredients led the Baltimore born-and-raised baker into local kitchens at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court hotel and Sacré Sucré in Fells Point. More recently, they helped the seasoned pastry chef score her very first TV gig.

This Monday, May 3 at 9 p.m., Jackson will face off alongside nine other pastry chefs in the season four premiere of Food Network’s Best Baker in America, hosted by Carla Hall

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Baltimore Food Trucks Adapt to a Changing World

→ Craving Potato Factory

In the beginning of the pandemic, Courtney “C.J.” Jacobs and his wife, Monique “Mo” Jacobs, had six catering gigs canceled, leaving them and their food truck Craving Potato Factory with nowhere to go. But the setback didn’t stall the mobile business, open since 2014, that sells all manner of stuffed potatoes. “We had to create our own events,” Mo says.

Today, the couple—who have three children, ages 17, 13, and 10, who help out on the sleek, black kitchen on wheels—has found a market for their spuds in neighborhoods like Towson and the White Marsh-Middle River

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Ice cream cake and Warren Buffett: Deciphering Ravens’ free-agent plan – Baltimore Ravens Blog

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — In addressing free agency this week, Baltimore Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta declined to talk about what type of wide receiver the team is targeting.

DeCosta did reference eating a late-night dessert and a 90-year-old business tycoon.

“I subscribe to the Warren Buffett school of thought as to value in investing, which is to say that it’s far better to acquire a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price,” DeCosta told fans in a video posted Thursday on the Ravens’ Twitter account.

The Ravens have never been big spenders

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