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The Joys of Roasted Asparagus

The Joys of Roasted Asparagus

| December 20, 2007 | 3 Comments

When the first big snow storm hit New England last week, I smiled a bit and took Will outside to play while I shoveled. Of course, I am not supposed to be lifting heavy things, but someone had to do it and my husband was working. Less than 48 hours later when we got slammed […]

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Thanksgiving Recap: Cranberry Apple Sauce

Thanksgiving Recap: Cranberry Apple Sauce

| December 6, 2007 | 0 Comments

Over the years, I have experimented a lot with cranberry sauces. I’ve been looking for the right recipe that is different, but delightful. This is it. This cranberry sauce is about as easy as it can get. The addition of apple adds a nice (and slightly sweet) twist that really takes the sauce to a […]

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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

| September 5, 2007 | 1 Comment

Nearly every weekend this summer has included a trip to my cousin’s farm. Will and I have carefully selected the farm-fresh and mostly organic produce and coveted it all week long. There were overflowing pints of blueberries that Will would finish before the day was out and tiny, sweet orange cherry tomatoes that would burst […]

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Lobster Risotto (Lobster Recipe)

Lobster Risotto (Lobster Recipe)

| August 22, 2007 | 1 Comment

When I first created this recipe, I was a risotto novice who wasn’t even sure she liked the creamy, rich rice dish. But this lobster recipe totally converted me into a risotto lover. Lobster Risotto is, in a word, decadent. Creamy rice, cooked low and slow, is dotted with sweet lobster and swirled with Parmesan […]

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Beer Steamed Clams

Beer Steamed Clams

| July 9, 2007 | 0 Comments

Last week, we relaxed by the Connecticut shoreline. It’s something I have done summer after summer since I was a baby. And it’s something that I hope Will looks back on with fond memories when he’s an adult, just like I do. Some things have changed since childhood though. For instance, whereas my grandmother used […]

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Garlicky Pan-Grilled Asparagus with Romano Cheese

Garlicky Pan-Grilled Asparagus with Romano Cheese

| January 10, 2007 | 1 Comment

I have a secret. It’s actually not much of a secret so much as a disclosure. A brutally honest disclosure. But we’ll get to that in a moment. First, let me talk a bit about asparagus. Asparagus is a good source of vitamins A and C, both antioxidants. It’s also a great source of folate […]

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Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms (Lobster Recipe)

Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms (Lobster Recipe)

| December 26, 2006 | 7 Comments

Tender baked mushrooms are stuffed with a buttery lobster filling in this delicious appetizer recipe. Growing up, I spent every summer on the Connecticut shoreline. The days were filled with sand, swimming and lots of seafood. Naturally, I adore everything from salmon to shrimp to lobster. But whereas the lobster of my childhood was always […]

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Fillo Clams Casino

Fillo Clams Casino

| November 25, 2006 | 2 Comments

My husband took this photo. There was no cropping necessary, no repositioning. Doesn’t he take a great photo? So this was my seafood appetizer for Thanksgiving. I played around with a variety of ideas that would have used lobster or smoked salmon or seared tuna, but ended up going with this. It turned out to […]

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Perfect Baby Carrots: Glazed Carrots

Perfect Baby Carrots: Glazed Carrots

| May 14, 2006 | 0 Comments

Looking for a recipe for sweet, buttery Glazed Carrots? This one is easy, and produces a tasty result perfect for holidays, Sunday dinner or whenever you are craving carrots. Can we talk carrots? I am a sucker for tender, sweet carrots glazed with a buttery sauce. I mean, who isn’t? (Okay, there are probably some […]

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Beet Greens Bruschetta

Beet Greens Bruschetta

| April 30, 2006 | 1 Comment

Don’t toss your beet greens! The leafy pieces on the top of stems of fresh beets are delicious — and perfect in this easy Beet Greens Bruschetta recipe. Do you love beets as much as we do? When whipping up delicious beet recipes like Glazed Beets, be sure to save your beet greens for later. […]

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