Food Comas and Chocolate Bunnies…

Do food comas typically last 48 hours? If you’ve ever spent a holiday at my mom’s house with my family- you’ll see that they most certainly can and often do. After last year’s Easter dinner- a beloved tradition for my brothers and I for as long as I can remember- was canceled due to the […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things: December 2020

Merry Christmas Eve-Eve, everyone! With my holiday shopping finally completed and my gift wrapping, well, sort of done?- I’m ready to ease into the next few days of good food, masked and socially distanced company/present exchanges, cozy pajamas and hot chocolate while I watch some of my favorite holiday movies and prepare to countdown to […]

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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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Wrapping Paper and Wrapping Up…

How is Christmas only a few days away? I was so confident and self-assured at the beginning of the month, having all my gifts for family and friends planned and boxes/gift wrap/tags ready to go- and yet here I am scrambling to get things done in what feels like the final minutes before I’m set […]

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Christmas with Kringle Candle…

When I had first told my family and friends that I was going to be moving to the Pioneer Valley last Spring, the most common question I was asked was “how close will you be to Yankee Candle?” (and the answer is that I’m about ten minutes away.) You see, the Yankee Candle in Deerfield, […]

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Not-So-Local-Loves: Samuel’s Sweet Shop

I’ve never been to Rhinebeck, New York before. To tell you the truth, I had no idea it even existed (and I love a good, “straight out of a fairy tale” small town!) until my sister-in-law shared photos from a day trip she’d taken with my brother and my niece a couple of months ago […]

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White Christmas…

Nor’easters are such a peculiar thing here in New England. Some parts of Massachusetts get absolutely buried in feet of snow and ice that takes hours if not days to clean up while other areas get a light dusting of powder before it’s back to business as usual. I was in Las Vegas when we […]

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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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