Game Day Eats: Baked Buffalo Cheddar Potato Nachos

One of my favorite things about the Fall- other than Halloween, pumpkin patches, apple picking and long drives to check out the foliage in and around the Northeast, of course- is the return of football. I love the excitement of the games and occasionally getting a little competitive with my friends and any playful betting […]

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The September Unwind…

In-between working and my usual errand-running these past few days, I’ve been having a little “foodie tour” around the Pioneer Valley while Troy is back in town for both business and a mini-vacation this week- dining out at places that have made appearances in past “Local Loves” posts like Champney’s in Deerfield and The People’s […]

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Falling For Fall…

I’ve made no attempts to hide my excitement and long-standing love of the Fall, especially having grown up here in New England- but it also happens to be one of the busiest times of the year for me! Between my usual plans with friends and family that involve our favorite local pumpkin patches, apple picking, […]

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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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A Month to Remember: August 2021

I don’t think anyone is more excited and ready for the beginning of the Fall than I am. Growing up in New England, it’s always been my favorite season for a variety of reasons I’m sure I’ve detailed at length on this blog in the past- the scenery, the smells and tastes (apple everything and […]

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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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