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Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes

| October 31, 2012 | 4 Comments

Yes, we are okay after Hurricane Sandy! Thanks for all the notes, comments, emails, texts, etc. We are still without power, but are online for small spurts during the day thanks to our generator. But overall, we are doing really well — all things considered. Also, I’ve been writing about the storm and the recovery […]

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Roasted Five Spice Squash Seeds

Roasted Five Spice Squash Seeds

| October 8, 2012 | 2 Comments

These might look a lot like roasted pumpkin seeds. But they aren’t. They’re actually from a spaghetti squash. And they’re just as delicious. Ok. Are you ready for this? This might blow your mind a little … You can roast seeds from any squash for a delicious snack. Seriously. Squash seeds are edible and can […]

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DIY Dip-Dyed Halloween Kitchen Towels

DIY Dip-Dyed Halloween Kitchen Towels

| October 2, 2012 | 3 Comments

Halloween is a-coming and I couldn’t be happier. Last year, Halloween was weird for us given the unexpectedly bad blizzard and power outage that nearly cancelled it altogether here. So this year, I want Halloween to be big for us. Pumpkins and decorations and creepy snacks, oh my! But while I plan on decorating our […]

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Tomatoes of a Different Shade

Tomatoes of a Different Shade

| August 23, 2012 | 4 Comments

For weeks, I waited impatiently as the early summer gave way to the heat of late July, ushering in tomato season here in Connecticut. And when the first tomatoes appeared in farm stores and at the farmer’s market, I was ecstatic, buying up even the early ones, which aren’t as sweet or juicy August tomatoes. […]

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5 Things to Enjoy Before Summer is Over

5 Things to Enjoy Before Summer is Over

| August 16, 2012 | 2 Comments

Summertime is winding down for us. And as much as I hate to admit it, I am kind of looking forward to the structure that school brings. It will be sad to leave behind the lazy days of summer, relaxed dinnertime preparations and especially the beach. And I will miss having the kids home and […]

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Game Day Food: More than 50 Super Bowl Recipe Ideas

Game Day Food: More than 50 Super Bowl Recipe Ideas

| January 26, 2012 | 16 Comments

Looking for the perfect recipes for game day food? Here are more than 50 recipe ideas perfect for the Super Bowl — or any game day. With the Super Bowl approaching, I am kind of like a kid anticipating a favorite holiday — Easter or a birthday or something. I’ve loved watching the Super Bowl […]

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Cocoa Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies

Cocoa Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies

| December 19, 2011 | 11 Comments

Back in November, I told myself that this would be the holiday season where I went back to my old ways of baking a ton of deliciousness and giving it to family and friends. Then I woke up one day and it was ten days until Christmas … well, not really, but it sure felt […]

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Thanksgiving 2011 in Pictures

Thanksgiving 2011 in Pictures

| November 27, 2011 | 6 Comments

Ok. I failed at photos this Thanksgiving. I didn’t get any shots of Will and Paige together (sad, because they looked so cute). Nor did I take many shots of anything else. I was just too busy cooking and enjoying myself — and as a result, I just don’t feel too bad about it. It […]

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Last Minute Thanksgiving Menu

Last Minute Thanksgiving Menu

| November 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

Are you ready for tomorrow? I’ve been cooking since about 7 a.m. today (not including the pre-7 a.m. breakfasts I made for the kids) and am all set for our Thanksgiving feast tomorrow. I hope you’re ready too but if not, here’s a quick, easy last- minute menu for what to make and serve for […]

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Thanksgiving Planning Tips and Thanksgiving Menu 2011

Thanksgiving Planning Tips and Thanksgiving Menu 2011

| November 18, 2011 | 2 Comments

Seven years ago, I hosted my first Thanksgiving dinner. Shawn and I were newly weds, and I couldn’t wait to play hostess. It was practically an obsession for me, and I wasn’t happy until I could do it. I devised an aggressive menu and tried my hardest to make it awe-worthy. In the end, the […]

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