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Welcome to the Official Site of The Y in Central Maryland Turkey Trot Charity 5K! We are excited to have you join us for this Thanksgiving morning tradition.

Adults, children and families from across the region come together to not only run (or walk, jog, stroll), but to raise funds so that children living in poverty in Central Maryland have access to Y programs that will forever shape their lives.

Thank you for being part of something good on Thanksgiving Morning!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Recipe: Pizza in a Half Shell

This little recipe is another great weeknight meal, that can be prepped ahead of time to make for an easier and quicker stove-to-table process. It is a great way to enjoy lots of veggies, with lots of flavor.
4 tomatoes
4 large Portobello mushrooms
4 cloves of garlic
1 leek
1 onion
Fresh basil
Parmesan cheese
Fresh parlsey
Olive oil
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • In a large skillet on medium-high heat, heat about 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Chop the onion and place in skillet.
  • Stir the onion until it is slightly brown
  • Dice the tomatoes, chop the onion, and chop the leek
  • Add the diced tomatoes, chopped onions, chopped leeks, and pinch of salt to the browned onions
  • Sauté until the tomatoes are soft
  • Add one tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • Add five fresh basil leaves
  • Spray oil on a baking sheet and place the mushrooms on the sheet, tops down
  • Add the vegetables from the skillet into the mushrooms
  • Top with the grated parmesan cheese
  • Place in oven and back for 12 minutes
  • Remove from oven, top with fresh chopped parsley and ENJOY!
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