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Seattle Eats: Tom Douglas’ Lola

Seattle Eats: Tom Douglas’ Lola

| June 23, 2011 | 4 Comments

When Cate and I went to Seattle last month, we were lucky to enjoy a lot of really amazing food. Seattle is a total food town, and one that prides itself on its attention to local, sustainable ingredients. How could you not love it? On our first night there, we arrived late and hungry. Though […]

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Ichiro Hibachi and Sushi Bar in Danbury, Connecticut (And Why Kids Should Eat Out)

Ichiro Hibachi and Sushi Bar in Danbury, Connecticut (And Why Kids Should Eat Out)

| June 3, 2011 | 6 Comments

When Paige and Shawn headed out tonight for our school’s annual Father-Daughter Dance, I quickly packed Will into the car to head out for our own special dinner. It’s rare that my boy and I get one-on-one time like that, and I wanted to do something memorable with him. Honestly, I wasn’t really sure where […]

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Roasted Leek and Garlic Spread (and a Fab Brunch Giveaway)

Roasted Leek and Garlic Spread (and a Fab Brunch Giveaway)

| May 13, 2011 | 53 Comments

When it comes to grocery shopping, I am a grocer’s dream. They might as well stamp a gigantic “Impulse Buyer!” stamp on my forehead and call it a day. Display cases of fresh breads and cheeses just call to me. The produce department’s bright and beautiful wares are always beckoning to me. And the butcher’s […]

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NYC Eats: Hallo Berlin Express and Kyotofu NYC

NYC Eats: Hallo Berlin Express and Kyotofu NYC

| April 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

When I arrived in New York last Sunday, after checking into the hotel, my first stop was meeting a good friend for lunch. We’ve been friends since college, when we were two skinny, food-loving girls. Of course, something delicious was in order. Hallo Berlin Express We headed to Hallo Berlin Express, a small German fast […]

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Potato Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Potato Broccoli Cheddar Soup

| March 17, 2011 | 23 Comments

Earlier this week, a farm in our town started their preliminary work for the growing season. They begin by readying their greenhouse and planting seeds for their crops (and they sell some of the started plants too). In a month or so, the first crops will be planted in the fields, and their garden center […]

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Tomato, Bacon and Cream Pasta

Tomato, Bacon and Cream Pasta

| February 9, 2011 | 15 Comments

Whip up a creamy batch of Tomato, Bacon and Cream Pasta for dinner tonight. It’s a quick and easy recipe that everyone loves. This pasta is a step out of the ordinary for me. It’s rare that I make a pound of pasta for the four of us. Usually I am a half-pound-serves-four girl, but […]

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Healthy and Delicious: Red Pepper Alfredo

Healthy and Delicious: Red Pepper Alfredo

| January 7, 2011 | 8 Comments

My husband knows that when I want to make a dietary change (like when I decided to cut way back on red meat last year), the whole family is going to be in on it with me. Hey, I am no short order cook, and I am confident that whatever healthy meals I serve will […]

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Long Weekend in Cape Cod

Long Weekend in Cape Cod

| October 19, 2010 | 3 Comments

Traveling is among my chief passions. New places, new experiences, new memories … it all comes with a good trip. This past weekend, my kids, husband and I headed to Cape Cod for a fabulous weekend of eating, enjoying and attending a close friend’s wedding. And yes, it was a good trip. Of course, we’ve […]

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Regional Bites: Roast Beef Sandwiches of Greater Boston

Regional Bites: Roast Beef Sandwiches of Greater Boston

| October 22, 2009 | 6 Comments

Some foods are ubiquitous to areas. Philadelphia has its cheesesteaks. The south has its BBQ. New York has its cheesecake. Boston has its baked beans. But for every well-known regional food, there are dozens of lesser known ones that are just as wonderful — if not more so. When it comes to greater Boston, one […]

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Products I Love: Kate’s Homemade Butter

Products I Love: Kate’s Homemade Butter

| October 8, 2009 | 7 Comments

Walking by the cheese counter of my local grocery store, I always wondered about all the fancy (and somewhat expensive) butters they sell. It seemed excessive to spend more than a few dollars on something as simple and basic as butter. So, I never stopped, and certainly never bought any fancy butter. But curiosity got […]

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