Reimagined Classics: Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies

Now that the holidays are over and I’m back to working my normal, everyday schedule at my job again- that means it’s also back to weekly meal prep since I’m still doing everything remotely. The other day, while taking an inventory of my cupboards and refrigerator before I planned to pick up a few things […]

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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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Festive Foodie: Nutella Hot Cocoa

So I know that hot chocolate isn’t a complex thing to make and typically requires under five minutes of prep time before it can be enjoyed. Hot water and a packet of cocoa- or, if you’re like me- steamed milk and a pouch of the most decadent flavored mix you can find. Some whipped cream […]

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Local Loves: Florence Pie Bar

I haven’t had the opportunity to visit Florence, Massachusetts (a village in the northwestern part of Northampton) that much lately, not because I don’t like it there or because it’s not picturesque and beautiful- because it really is!- but because the pandemic hasn’t really given me a chance to go out to eat or shop […]

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Festive Foodie: French Onion Cups

Usually around this time of year, I’d be preparing for my annual Friendsgiving (and depending on how we were all feeling leading up to it- we’d either have a potluck style dinner at one of our homes or we’d go out to eat as a group) and getting ready to cook/bake something to bring to […]

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Fall Foodie: Cinnamon Cake with Cider Frosting

As we head into the holiday season, my upcoming recipes will undoubtedly be more festive (and there will probably be a lot of peppermint and eggnog involved-) but before we start down that road- I had another Fall-inspired dessert I was excited to share this week that combines cinnamon and apple cider in a delightfully […]

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