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Valerie Kolligian Thayer

Recipes

Valentine’s Day Menu

By On February 7, 2019

I think the Double Stuffed Potato Bites from last week made an appearance at a few Super Bowl parties.  A friend told me she has made Turkey Meatball Casserole a few times since… Read More

Recipes

Double Stuffed Potato Bites

By On January 31, 2019

I am dedicating this post to all of my friends who have either been following the Whole 30 this past month, eating their own version of clean or completely avoiding alcohol for… Read More

Recipes

Hot and Sour Mushroom Soup

By On January 24, 2019

I wasn’t going to blog this week. Today marks about day 10 of my feeling under the weather.  What started as a cold developed into an upper respiratory infection and while I… Read More

Dining & Reviews

Forge & Vine

By On January 17, 2019

There is only one thing wrong with Forge & Vine, located in historic Groton, Massachusetts.  This fun, new restaurant is just a teensy bit too far from where we live for it… Read More

Recipes

Turkey Meatball Casserole

By On January 10, 2019

Happy New Year! Have you fallen into a 2019 rhythm yet?  I haven’t found mine just yet.  One of our daughters is still home from college and my calendar has been peppered… Read More

Annual Wrap Ups

It’s A Wrap, 2018!

By On December 20, 2018

As promised, here is the last post for 2018 which is the annual wrap up of The Kitchen Scout posts from this past year.  In one fell swoop, you can find links… Read More

Recipes

One Pot Spicy Chicken and Rice

By On December 13, 2018

I am going to squeeze in one last recipe before we wrap up 2018 next week.  I mean, who couldn’t use a quick and easy dinner that is made in one pot,… Read More

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Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

By On December 6, 2018

The year is quickly coming to a close which means there are just a few posts to fit in before I take my usual break to recharge my blogging batteries at the… Read More

Dining & Reviews

Amali New York City

By On November 29, 2018

In October, I traveled to Connecticut to share a few relaxing days with a group of women who I spend a lot of time with, especially during the summer months.  I love… Read More

Lifestyle

Much Ado About Something and Horiatiki Hummus

By On November 15, 2018

Thank you to everyone who commented on the blog last week or sent me a note.  Julie’s story touched many of you in different ways and it was unanimous that you all… Read More

Conversations

In Conversation with Julie Hagan of Turning Grace

By On November 6, 2018

I find it inspiring to speak with someone who has discovered what makes them excited to get up in the morning. If you have read anything about the Blue Zones (and I… Read More

Recipes

Skillet Roasted Chicken with Preserved Lemons and Olives

By On November 1, 2018

I just heard on the news that we should get ready for the Presidential 2020 campaign ads to start as soon as Wednesday of next week.  Can you stand it?  I wish… Read More