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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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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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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Festive Foodie: Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

The holiday season is one of my favorite times of the year to indulge in all things festive and flavorful. Peppermint! Eggnog! Cinnamon! And while sure, I can incorporate those things into so many dishes and desserts year-round- there’s something that just feels special about preparing and sharing them in the days/weeks leading up to […]

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Cozy Comforts: Chicken Tortellini Soup

As of this week, we’ve officially had the first snowfall of the season here in New England- which means that Winter has pretty much arrived and it’s time to prepare accordingly! In-between packing up my Fall décor and looking for my favorite pair of snow boots- I also felt it was time to prepare one […]

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Local Loves: Carr’s Ciderhouse

Just because it’s November and many places are gearing up for the impending holidays doesn’t mean that the Autumnal activities are coming to an end anytime soon. Sure, most of the trees here in Massachusetts are bare (side note: the crunching they make under my boots is my favorite sound of all!)– but we still […]

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Spooky Sweets: Boneyard Pudding Cups

One of my favorite Halloween night traditions over the years has been traveling to my mother’s house to meet up with her, my brothers, my sister-in-law and my niece where we’d order a couple of pizzas, watch some horror movies and take my niece Trick-or-Treating around the neighborhood before we’d bake cookies or a cute […]

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Fall Foodie: Cheese and Bacon Baked Potatoes

It took a few weeks, but we’ve finally reached “can’t leave the house without a hoodie or a light jacket” weather here in New England. When those early October days creep in- and bring brisk and chilly mornings and early evenings with them- nothing is better than coming home and enjoying a hot bowl of […]

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