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Valerie Kolligian Thayer


Tangerine Margaritas

By On May 2, 2024

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo has gained popularity here in the States, but what exactly are we celebrating? I found this article on explaining both what Cinco de Mayo is and what… Read More


Butter Chicken Burgers with Minted Yogurt

By On April 25, 2024

Years and years ago, a friend introduced me, figuratively speaking that is, to Donna Hay.  My friend gifted me one of Donna’s gorgeous cookbooks, New Food Fast that was published in 1999! … Read More


Hanging Nasturtiums and D.W. French

By On April 11, 2024

If you are free this weekend, I hope today’s post inspires you to make a date with a friend or spouse for a fun day in the city. Each Spring, the iconic… Read More


Butter Leaf Salad with Spicy Miso Chicken

By On March 21, 2024

It’s officially Spring!  This brings me great joy, can you tell?  I say this knowing that the weather here in New England will still challenge us until probably the end of April,… Read More


Tomato-y Beans with Lemon and Bread Crumbs

By On March 6, 2024

You may not recall, but I have mentioned today’s recipe before on The Kitchen Scout. Here is an excerpt from my post named Thoughts from Quarantine dated April 2, 2020.  If you… Read More

Dining & Reviews

Bar Volpe

By On February 29, 2024

The stars aligned for a small group of friends to gather recently at Bar Volpe in South Boston.  We don’t see each other as a foursome as often as we once did,… Read More


Alison Roman’s Creamy Cauliflower Galette

By On January 25, 2024

Another recipe that came from the avalanche of cookbooks I borrowed from the library of late is today’s Creamy Cauliflower Galette from Alison Roman’s latest, Sweet Enough.  Despite its title, the book… Read More


Celery and Potato Soup

By On January 4, 2024

Happy New Year!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday and your new year is off to a great start. My homework over the holiday was to dig into the five or… Read More

Annual Wrap Ups

It’s a Wrap, 2023!

By On December 28, 2023

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and you are gearing up for a New Year’s celebration of your choosing!  Pajamas by 8pm in front of a movie?  Dancing the night… Read More


Spinach, Artichoke and Feta Squares

By On December 14, 2023

From time to time, my husband sends me recipes he finds while scrolling on social media.  Of course, this is a subtle way of asking if I might add them to our… Read More


Thai Shrimp Curry

By On November 16, 2023

There is a part of me that loves the chaos of this time of year.  And although I am not hosting Thanksgiving, my family will be with us for a good part… Read More


Stay Married to Me Chicken

By On November 9, 2023

Have you made the pumpkin bread I posted a few weeks ago?  If not, it really is quite good and I encourage you to give it a try.  I made it again… Read More