Spring Sweets: Banana Pudding Cups

It’s getting to be that time of year when I am craving all of the tropical fruits and flavors- like watermelon, kiwi, mango, coconut and especially bananas! Some of you may remember my Banana Cream Pie Parfaits I had shared last April in preparation for Easter dinner, and while the assembly of these pudding cups […]

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A Taste of Spring: Cauliflower ‘Potato’ Salad

Although it’s still a little early in the year to steadily and consistently grill outdoors for backyard BBQs or cookouts- that hasn’t stopped myself or my friends from preparing dishes to get us feeling more seasonal with every nice, sunny and warm day we have here in New England! One of my favorite Springtime/picnic snacks […]

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A Taste of Spring: Shortbread Cookies with Edible Flowers

Happy First Day of April, everyone! To commemorate a new month and hopefully some sooner-than-later sunnier, warmer days ahead- I wanted to share a bright, colorful and sweet seasonal cookie recipe that I like to whip up each year around Easter! If you’re looking for more realistic looking edible flowers for your cookies- there are […]

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Baking to the B Movies…

When my friend Stef and I met nearly twenty years ago (!!!) while working at the same small grocery store in our former little country town, we quickly bonded over many similar interests: music, art and especially low budget, bad horror movies and preparing/trying different types of food. Over the years, our common interests have […]

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A Taste of Spring: Seared Scallops with Green Peas, Mint and Shallots

Now that we’ve (barely) survived another Daylight Savings Time and the first day of Spring is just a few short days away- I’ve been playing around with some of my favorite seasonal flavors/ingredients in the kitchen these past few days to get myself into a sunnier, warmer state of mind- especially since we’ve been getting […]

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Fat Tuesday Treats: New Orleans–Style Beignets

Happy (belated!) Mardi Gras, everyone- and hello, March! Whether you participated in yesterday’s festivities from the heart of New Orleans or from the comforts of your home- which is exactly what I did- I have a classic recipe to share to commemorate Fat Tuesday that is sweet, delightful and delicious- even if you’re making these […]

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Game Day Eats: Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Happy Valentine’s Day and Day-After-The-Super-Bowl, everyone! If you’re like me, you’re probably feeling pretty tired today- and maybe you’ve got some Valentine’s Day plans to prepare for, too- so let me help you with one of the quickest and easiest appetizer recipes that saved me a ton of time and effort last night while I […]

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Cozy Concoctions: Brownie Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

When it comes to being snowed in for a weekend, options for keeping oneself entertained in-between shoveling can be a little limited. There’s only so much reading, mindless scrolling through social media and movies a person can handle before the boredom begins to take over. But there’s also plenty of baking and cooking that can […]

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