For those who missed our earlier posts, Gaslight & Grimm will be launching at Balticon 50 this year, along with our other three anthologies: The Side of Good/The Side of Evil, The Weird Wild West, and Dogs of War – Reissue.

The convention has moved back to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, at the Renaissance Hotel, over Memorial Day Weekend. The launch party will be the Sunday of the convention.

  • Where: MD Salon B (The New Garden Room)
  • When: Sunday, May 29th
  • Time: 7pm to 9pm

As a part of our updates leading toward the grand event, here is another peek at what we’ll be serving.

This weekend saw more of Mike’s homemade dough, this time for the creation of homemade stromboli. If you aren’t familiar with that word, its also often called pepperoni bread because that is the most common ingredient, paired with mozzarella cheese. We like to be a bit more diverse, though.

The fillings we used this time around are:

  • Baby Spinach
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Pepperoni
  • Sweet Italian sausage
  • Fresh garlic
  • White onion
  • Green pepper
  • Black olives
  • ricotta cheese
  • parmesan

We roll the dough flat into as close an approximation of a square as we can, lay out our toppings, then roll the whole thing into as tight a spiral as we are able, like we were making pinwheel cookies, only we skip the slicing step until AFTER we’ve baked 😉 .

They don’t always turn out pretty…but are definitely delicious!

Right now there are TEN stromboli waiting in my freezer. Four pepperoni/mozzarella, one ground beef with peppers, onions, and black olives, one sweet italian sausage with peppers, onions, and black olives, one spinach/mozzarella, one sweet italian sausage with fresh garlic, spinach and mozzarella, and two that are three-cheese! 

I must confess, this time around we didn’t behave ourselves, we made two for ourselves to nosh on. 

The first is the traditional pepperoni/mozzarella, the other is a spinach/ricotta. Me, I will go for the pepperoni EVERY time (I taught myself to make this recipe because I LOVE pepperoni stromboli and couldn’t get it anymore when I moved for school)…but we know not everyone can or chooses to eat meat, so we make sure to have vegetarian alternatives.

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