Crispy Maple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Crispy Maple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

March might be my least favorite month of the year (and thank heavens it’s over), but the long and cold month’s one saving grace here in New England is that ...

south bristol ice harvest

Three Things | Winter Day Trip

I make a lot of food, but precious little of it gets shared here, meaning most of what I make is for work or is so boring (toast, anyone? shrimp ...

chocolate drop cookies

Chocolate Drop Cookies

Those looking for adventure in the kitchen have a few options. Some think global and tackle new world cuisines. Some think science and grow their own yeast starter or master ...

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vegetarian chicken and dumplings

Vegetarian Chicken and Dumplings

No matter where I turn this time of year, I encounter recipes ...
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Braided Challah Bread

Last Sunday I had zero plans and the weather was unpleasant.  Basically…a ...
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German Baked Pancake

Last weekend Kayte introduced me to the German Baked Pancake.  More like ...

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Coconut Curry Chickpea Soup

Few things are better in the winter than a big bowl of hot soup (unless there’s a grilled cheese with the soup, which is better), and this easy Coconut Curry Chickpea Soup definitely fits the bill. The curry powder, coconut milk, lime juice, and brown sugar give it special flavor and sweetness, while the chunks […]

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white bean dip with homemade pita chips

White Bean and Basil Dip with Homemade Pita Chips

Some appetizers are healthier than others, but healthy doesn’t have to inherently mean less tasty. My family got together over the weekend to celebrate my mom and sister’s birthdays, and since I knew my mom would be providing plenty of crowd-pleasing cheesy, chippy snacks, I thought I’d take the opportunity to make a bean dip. […]

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New England Fish Chowder

The snow is already falling here in New England, and for me that means soup, soup, and the occasional pot of chowder. If you’re tired of clam chowder (heaven forbid) you may want to try a classic recipe for simple fish chowder instead. In 1961 a young fan wrote to President John F. Kennedy asking […]

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November | Brooklyn & NYC

It’s timely that I recently referenced my rampant college-era love for Morrissey and the Smiths because this past weekend I found myself staring at a Morrissey impersonator named “Ronnissey” at 1:00 AM, just a few hours after staring at an overhead water ballet and getting sprayed with a hose by a DJ wearing a powdered […]

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Spicy Pumpkin Pie

In anticipation of Thanksgiving, I’ve been doing some serious pumpkin pie research. Mostly because I’ve only eaten it once, and had (not surprisingly) never made it before. For these reasons, I was delighted that my first attempt was a resounding success. Custard pies used to scare me, but after making a ton of Indian Pudding […]

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thick crust pizza

Thick Crust Pizza

I rarely make homemade pizza dough, but when I do, I like to experiment with different recipes so I get a different pizza every time. On my last try I used a recipe from the ever-reliable King Arthur Flour and it yielded one seriously chewy thick crust pizza that tasted more like a pizza/focaccia hybrid. […]

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Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before

I’ve been getting emails lately telling me to renew my registration for this domain name, and it’s reminded me that (oh yes) I have a website to maintain. I have so much guilt over how little I post here. I know how dumb that sounds, but I love this little blog, and I want to […]

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peanut butter pie

No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

In honor of John’s birthday on Friday, I decided to finally make the peanut butter pie that’s been sitting in my “recipes to make” folder (an actual manilla folder, not a virtual one) for 2 years. With its dense chocolate cookie crust and cold, creamy peanut butter mousse-like filling, I knew John (hater of cake […]

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mushroom tacos with fresh peach salsa

Portabella Mushroom Tacos with Fresh Peach Salsa

A few nights ago I got a text from my co-worker Lori Pedrick (the talented Art Director behind every Yankee cover and layout) asking if I was interested in some of the bounty from her peach tree. Georgia might have the peach market cornered, but New England still produces a delicious and hearty crop of […]

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blueberry buttermilk pancakes

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

These end-of-summer weekends have me feeling antsy for fall. The first blush of foliage has been turning up — seemingly overnight, as usual — and along with those crimson and gold leaves my mind is inching towards soup weather and sweaters. I love the fall, and then, I love the holiday season from Thanksgiving straight […]

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