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 dΓ©cor 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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“Oh, What a Night! Late September…”

Oh, it’s good to be home! After a beautiful and scenic drive home from my recent and brief stay in Schenectady, New York– I’m back in Western Massachusetts/The Berkshires and relaxing in my apartment with a couple days off this week before I pack up and head back to a different section of New York […]

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Greetings From Schenectady!

Hello from New York, everyone! After rolling into town late Wednesday night while accompanying my friend Troy here for a work function he’s participating in, I’m going to be hanging around town (and if you’re having trouble pronouncing the name- no worries- I definitely am too!) and parts of Albany throughout this coming weekend. I’m […]

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Cider, Antiques and Cheese-To-Share…

One of my favorite Early Fall/Late September traditions is visiting one or more of the multiple Autumn/Harvest Festivals we have around various towns and counties in New England. There’s something really fun about meeting and supporting local vendors, artists, etc. and I often walk away having discovered really great products, food, gifts, so on and […]

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