Spring Sweets: Banana Pudding Cups

It’s getting to be that time of year when I am craving all of the tropical fruits and flavors- like watermelon, kiwi, mango, coconut and especially bananas! Some of you may remember my Banana Cream Pie Parfaits I had shared last April in preparation for Easter dinner, and while the assembly of these pudding cups […]

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“Cause when you live in the desert, it’s what pretty girls do…”

Oh my goodness, does it feel surreal to be back at home and back to my usual routine of working, writing and recording- especially since my feet had barely hit the ground a couple of days ago after I’d landed at Logan Airport in Boston following some significant flight delays! The abysmal transportation hiccups both […]

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A Taste of Spring: Cauliflower ‘Potato’ Salad

Although it’s still a little early in the year to steadily and consistently grill outdoors for backyard BBQs or cookouts- that hasn’t stopped myself or my friends from preparing dishes to get us feeling more seasonal with every nice, sunny and warm day we have here in New England! One of my favorite Springtime/picnic snacks […]

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A Taste of Spring: Shortbread Cookies with Edible Flowers

Happy First Day of April, everyone! To commemorate a new month and hopefully some sooner-than-later sunnier, warmer days ahead- I wanted to share a bright, colorful and sweet seasonal cookie recipe that I like to whip up each year around Easter! If you’re looking for more realistic looking edible flowers for your cookies- there are […]

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Local Loves: Davenport Maple Farm

Happy Maple Week, everyone (or one of a few that typically take place throughout March and April!) This time of year, all the local maple farms and sugar shacks in and around my part of New England start offering their homemade syrups, sugars, candies and various other maple-infused goods to the public in the forms […]

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Baking to the B Movies…

When my friend Stef and I met nearly twenty years ago (!!!) while working at the same small grocery store in our former little country town, we quickly bonded over many similar interests: music, art and especially low budget, bad horror movies and preparing/trying different types of food. Over the years, our common interests have […]

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A Taste of Spring: Seared Scallops with Green Peas, Mint and Shallots

Now that we’ve (barely) survived another Daylight Savings Time and the first day of Spring is just a few short days away- I’ve been playing around with some of my favorite seasonal flavors/ingredients in the kitchen these past few days to get myself into a sunnier, warmer state of mind- especially since we’ve been getting […]

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Local Loves: Mesa Verde

I’ve been working a hybrid schedule at my job in recent months, with a couple of days spent in my office and the remainder of the work week spent at home- and while my days in the office consist of self-packed breakfasts and lunches to keep me fueled from one commute to the next- I […]

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