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Gear Up for Winter at Brackish Waters in National Harbor

Perhaps you’ve seen the ultra-hip Brackish Waters logo emblazoned on the back of some cool kids’ tees this summer. This surf and snow shop in the waterfront stocks the best men’s and women’s gear for outdoor sporting, along with trendy brands for everyday wear. The Maryland winter is around the corner, and Brackish Waters has the layering pieces, heavy outerwear, and snowboarding/ski…

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Fall Treats to Bake in November

Sweet potato, pumpkin, apple—these are a few of the ingredients that flourish in the fall, so it makes sense they’d also play a starring role in your baked goods. If you’re looking for some sweet autumn treats to make this month that are a little more creative than pumpkin muffins and apple pie, try these recipes. Gingery Sweet Potato Pie…

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Sink a Fork Into a Slice of Sweet Potato Cheesecake at The Furlough Cheesecake

If you have a sweet tooth, you need to try the tasty desserts made by The Furlough Cheesecake. The way these cheesecakes came to be is a story that will resonate with many during COVID-19. During the 2018 government shutdown, two sisters, both Prince George County natives, were furloughed by the government right before the holidays. Rather than letting their situations…

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