Old Bay, Our Way

old bay our way | easily inspired
old bay our way | easily inspired

Thank you to OLD BAY for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

When the clock strikes five on any given weekday, you can find me texting my boyfriend “on my way!” as I’m leaving work en route to the boat.

An evening out on the water is such a calming way to unwind from a wild workweek, and the perfect excuse to leave our worries on land. Sometimes we take our goldendoodle Nash to our favorite little island, but most nights we just drop anchor in the middle of the bay, rock to the waves, and catch up as the sun goes down.

With a cold spiked seltzer in one hand and hot crab dip in the other, we chat about our day and about life, listen to tunes, and reflect on the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay.

old bay our way | easily inspired
old bay our way | easily inspired
old bay our way | easily inspired

A joyride on the boat after work wouldn't be the same without crab dip, and crab dip wouldn't be the same without OLD BAY! Maybe it's the Marylander in me, since we tend to put OLD BAY on everything, but it's a must-have during our dinnertime cruises.

If you're craving crab dip after reading this blog post, check out McCormick's recipe below! I swear by it.

Crab Dip Recipe


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese softened

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons OLD BAY Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Ground Mustard
  • 1 pound lump crabmeat
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • crackers or sliced French bread


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In a medium bowl mix cream cheese mayo OLD BAY and ground mustard until well blended. Then, add crabmeat and toss gently.
  3. Spread in a 9-inch pie plate. Then, sprinkle with cheddar cheese and additional OLD BAY.
  4. Bake 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  5. Serve with assorted crackers -- or my favorite -- sliced French bread.
old bay our way | easily inspired
old bay our way | easily inspired

P.S. Are you a local reader who loves OLD BAY as much as Brady, Nash and I do? 

For a chance to win a season’s supply of OLD BAY and swag, show us how OLD BAY is a summer staple in Baltimore and D.C! To enter, simply share your favorite moments of summer with OLD BAY on Instagram using the hashtag #OLDBAYOurWay! 

Find all the official rules here.