Travel

Croatia & Montenegro

By On May 17, 2018

While for me there is no place like home, I also love to travel.  Thankfully, I am married to someone who is equally eager to explore the world, preferably to locations yet… Read More

Outside the Kitchen

Mother’s Day

By On May 10, 2018

Would you believe me if I told you the woman in this photo was just 3 months away from her 76th birthday on the day it was taken? My mother always defied… Read More

Recipes

The Paloma Cocktail

By On May 3, 2018

Thanks to everyone who commented on the Mexican Street Corn Salad post last week and to those of you who made the recipe!  I love hearing from you! Looking ahead to next… Read More

Recipes

Mexican Street Corn Salad

By On April 26, 2018

Next weekend, I am co-hosting a bridal shower for our niece at the home of one of my sister in law’s besties, Susan.  Susan is an incredible cook and caterer and I… Read More

Dining & Reviews

Angela’s Cafe

By On April 11, 2018

If you enjoy Mexican cuisine as much as we do, and don’t mind being challenged to find a parking space, then you should head into East Boston to check out Angela’s Cafe sometime… Read More

Conversations

In Conversation with Karen Collins, founder of Bisousweet Confections

By On April 4, 2018

I love to bake and so rarely find myself purchasing packaged cookies at the market.  I do make exceptions, however, especially if I am stretched and need a sweet fix.  Another exception… Read More

Lifestyle

Links Friday

By On March 29, 2018

March has been such a busy, but fun month so apologies for missing a few Fridays of late. Based on some statistics I can see “behind the blog”, I think it has… Read More

Recipes

Sunshine Bars

By On March 15, 2018

Growing up, I had quite a collection of stuffed animals and dolls that I used to sleep with at night.  They were lined up next to me, taking up the majority of… Read More

Recipes

Quinoa “Risotto” with Shrimp and Asparagus

By On March 8, 2018

I am writing while watching snowflakes fall outside.  I know it’s early March, but winter is welcome to take its leave any time.  I want to feel the warm sun on my… Read More

Dining & Reviews

Weekend in Woodstock

By On February 22, 2018

Last Fall, my husband and I participated in a golf tournament in memory of our brother-in-law’s dear brother, Bob who passed away a few years ago.  Proceeds from the tournament support a fund… Read More

Lifestyle

Some Kitchen Essentials

By On February 15, 2018

Back in January, our niece asked me for some advice on how to round out her wedding registry.  I was so excited to peek at her choices and offer my suggestions based… Read More

Recipes

Bacon and Egg Risotto

By On February 8, 2018

On very rare occasions when I was growing up, my mother would prepare breakfast for dinner.  The menu was typically bacon and eggs accompanied by Thomas’s English Muffins. Family breakfast was not just… Read More