Local Loves: Smithsonian Chowderhouse

With temperatures anticipated to dip down to about -30 this weekend (please help me,) there’s no better time to enjoy a piping hot bowl of soup and/or a toasted popover with melted butter to warm my hands, bones, etc. And while I’m quite fond of making stews or bisques on my own- sometimes it’s nice […]

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Rumbles and Luncheons…

Winter weekends spent with friends, good food and lots of laughter are my favorite way to warm up during the most frigid of seasons here in New England. Thankfully, this past weekend was filled with all of those things (and more!) as this past month was winding down. And seeing as how I started the […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things: January 2023

Where on Earth does the time go? As soon as January arrived- we’re getting ready to see it go! These past few weeks have been an absolute whirlwind in all the best ways, filled with parties, post-holiday gatherings and lots and lots of snow! And now, with the beginning of February just a few days […]

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Game Day Eats: Dessert Nachos

With the NFL Conference Championships this coming weekend (Go Bengals?) and the Super Bowl not too far after that- I’ve already started browsing new and different recipes for dips, chips and wings to prepare for the most fun Sunday night of the season. Although my go-to dishes have almost always included buffalo chicken or BBQ […]

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Like a Fine Wine…

First and foremost, a gigantic and resounding THANK YOU to everyone who reached out to me yesterday, whether it was by phone or text or across various social media platforms, to wish me a happy birthday. I am so truly humbled by and grateful for the outpouring of love, humor and warm wishes as my […]

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Winter Weekend Warrior

My calendar/planner for the month of January has always been consistently packed year after year with parties, post-holiday dinners and gift exchanges, birthdays, etc., etc.- and 2023 is no exception! I’ve been going non-stop on the weekends in-between working my full-time and part-time jobs, going to the gym, and shoveling my way out of a […]

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Cozy Comforts: French Onion Grilled Cheese

I am all about comfort food this time of year. Hearty soups? Baked casseroles and decadent desserts? Yes to all of it- as long as it warms me up when I come in from the cold temperatures outside! This recipe, a combination of two of my favorite dishes for the Winter- French onion soup and […]

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A Bewitching Beginning…

Happy New Year, everyone! What a beautiful and exciting few days this year has been so far- filled with incredible food, great company, and plenty of rest and relaxation in the coziest of settings. I’m back to work and back to blogging regularly now that New Year’s Eve/Day has come and gone- and my planner […]

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