Dinner-For-Two: Mashed Potato Fritters with Smoked Salmon and Chives

Although Valentine’s Day was yesterday and it was probably- for many- quite unusual since it was the first we’ve had to navigate through since this pandemic started (things were still open and functioning normally around this time last year!) I thought it’d be fun to share a really great recipe for anyone who may have […]

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Local Loves: The White Horse Tavern

Given that I was spending New Year’s Weekend in Newport, Rhode Island this year- I wanted to start my 2021 off right by treating myself to a quiet and delicious dinner-for-one at what remains my favorite restaurant in Rhode Island (and the oldest operating restaurant in the United States!)– The White Horse Tavern. Established in […]

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New Year. Old Money…

For New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day/New Year’s Weekend- I had wanted to do something extravagant and decadent since I intended to (violently) shove 2020 out the door and ring in 2021 on my own- all while still being safe, masked, and socially distanced to protect both myself and others. While simply ordering takeout and staying […]

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Festive Foodie: Spinach and Three-Cheese Stuffed Shells

I know a lot of people traditionally commemorate the holidays with turkey dinners, complete with stuffing and pumpkin pie- but my family has always done things our own way- and one of my favorite Holiday traditions food-wise are the pre-Christmas carb-overloads we indulge in to make sure everyone is not only left feeling full and […]

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Taste of Summer: Buttermilk-Battered Pan-Fried Fish Fillets

I enjoy seafood year-round- it’s one of my favorite things to eat- but I especially love it in the Summertime when lobster rolls, crab cakes and fish and chips are served fresh and can be savored beach-side while the weather is still nice and warm here in New England. Since I’m getting getting ready to […]

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Cookout Classics: BLT Tacos

Making a BLT isn’t exactly a challenge and doesn’t require any significant level of skill. It’s three basic, core ingredients and mayonnaise (if you prefer) spread out on some bread or a roll. Writing a long introductory post about something so simple doesn’t exactly feel necessary. What I *will* say is that BLTs are also […]

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Midnight Cravings: Beef Empanadas

One of the things I miss most during the current COVID-19 quarantines and statewide closures is going out to eat with my friends and family- both at familiar places I’ve dined in before and have enjoyed for a long time- or by getting adventurous at new places I’ve never tried but have been meaning to […]

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Set It and Forget It: Slow-Cooker Chicken Enchilada Casserole

These past couple of weeks have been hectic and crazy- so when it comes to meal prep or making dinner for guests- I’ve been turning to an underutilized tool in my kitchen that does all the work for me and delivers some tasty and unique concoctions I may not have thought to whip up otherwise. […]

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