Fall Foodie: Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts with Maple Glaze

Although we are in the middle of our “False Fall” here in New England- a period in early September where we have a week or so of refreshingly cooler temperatures and rainy days before Summer abruptly and briefly reemerges for a final bow that includes scorching heat and stifling humidity- I’ve already started the process […]

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“Deep in the Heart of Texas…”

The first few days back following a vacation are always the most brutal. I’m in no way kidding when I say that readjusting my sleep schedule and remembering my log-in passwords at my office have been the most taxing of tasks since I returned home from Texas this past weekend and promptly threw myself back […]

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Local Loves: The People’s Pint

Before I depart for the desert and what I’m hoping will be some fantastic BBQ places in Western Texas next week, I thought I’d take a break from packing my suitcase to visit something a little closer to home, first. With a cozy atmosphere that was perfect for a dark and stormy late Summer evening, […]

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Cookout Classics: Roasted Broccoli and Bacon Pasta Salad

Before I begin rolling out my Autumnal inspired dishes and pumpkin-infused desserts (of which I have oh so many this year,) I thought I’d share a quick, easy and universally beloved side dish recipe for those of you who plan on throwing the biggest and boldest of Labor Day Weekend cookouts, backyard BBQs and/or beachside […]

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Local Loves: Captain Jack’s Roadside Shack

Just because Summer 2021 is winding down doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy an unbelievably good lobster roll- and earlier this week after a long day at work and an even longer commute back to the Pioneer Valley, I opted to treat myself to one at one of my favorite roadside stops in Easthampton- a […]

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Summer Sweets: Banana Split Cookies

Happy August, everyone! As we embark on a new month (and the last full month of Summer 2021!)– I thought I’d share a bit of a “mash-up” dessert recipe that was passed along to me by a friend a few weeks ago and has since quickly become one of my favorites. Combining the quintessential Summertime […]

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Cookout Classics: The Frycuterie Board

I love a good charcuterie- especially when there’s a healthy variety of meats, cheeses and (sometimes) fruits to pick from and not too much of one thing or not enough of another thing. Seeing how my friends and family arrange their own take on the trend is always fun, too- ranging anywhere from simple and […]

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Summer Sweets: Mini Key Lime Pies

Even though the clouds and the rain significantly hindered any major Fourth of July plans here in New England this past weekend, that didn’t stop me from celebrating the holiday in my own- albeit mostly indoors- way. I enjoyed some great food, watched some classic movies, and took some time to prepare a chilled, Summery […]

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