Lately my favorite place to store recipes is on Pinterest. I have a board for recipes I want to try – and another one for recipes that are all kinds of tried and true. It’s nice to be able to scroll through a bunch of meals that are known favorites in my family as I’m planning my menu for the week. But some of my … Continue reading Recipe: Andrea’s Clam Chowder
Winter came in with a bang this year with a snowstorm delivering 20 inches of snow in some areas of my town. While I look forward to a White Christmas, let’s think about the winter season ahead and make some goals and wishes for the season. Things to Do blow bubbles outside and watch them freeze Ring in the new year – I want to … Continue reading Winter Wish List (2012 / 2013)
Back in town… Momma’s back… Did you notice I was gone? I was gone. For like 2 1/2 weeks. We went to Massachusetts for an epic vacation filled with birthdays, a wedding, a romantic getaway, hot dogs, clam strips, Boston Cream Donuts and lots of Dunkin Donuts iced coffee for good measure. Like it was goin’ out of style, guys. Cause it kind of was. … Continue reading Guess who’s back?
I’ve been following along with some of my favorite bloggers as they declutter and simplify their living areas. Both Simple Mom and Modern Parents, Messy Kids are tackling their kitchens right now and I was thrilled for a chance to tackle some of the problem areas in our kitchen. Yesterday I showed you some of my progress with our food storage cabinets. Today I tackled … Continue reading Simplifiying and Decluttering: The Kitchen Counters!
This morning we had our first significant snow of the season. Nothing like the snowfall that Massachusetts saw Halloween weekend, but enough that snow was actually touching the ground and staying there. It was mixed with rain and heavy wind that was so loud you could practically HEAR how cold it was outside. I’d been planning to take BB to the mall for another early … Continue reading Hiding Indoors : An impromptu Tea Tasting Party For One.
This French Onion Soup recipe is so easy to make and absolutely delicious. It’s a little different from most French onion soup recipes because it uses soy sauce instead of beef broth – though we aren’t still doing a Vegetarian diet, I actually prefer this version to the traditional recipes. It’s also one of the most inexpensive meals in my repertoire as most of the … Continue reading Recipe: Vegetarian French Onion Soup
I have recently discovered a love for barbecue sauce. Growing up I was one of those Plain Foods Kids and, for the most part, the only condiment I ever really used was ketchup. Well, I’ve come a long way baby! One of my favorite ways to dress up a piece of chicken or a great hamburger is with some delicious barbecue sauce so I was … Continue reading Review: Herman T’s BBQ Sauce Mix
So I’m going to a BBQ tomorrow night and I signed up to bring a dessert, because, well – I’m that girl – the one who brings dessert. When it comes to cooking, I am much more of a pastry chef than a grill master or a side dish maven. I make dessert. So you’d think that by now – one day before the event … Continue reading Aloha Friday: Sweet Tooth Talkin’
I just finished reading EATING FOR BEGINNERS, a new memoir by Melanie Rehak who you might remember from her book Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Woman Who Created Her. In this book Rehak explores all the places food comes from, trying to really understand the choices she is making when deciding what to eat (and what to feed her picky toddler). She joins the … Continue reading Book Review: Eating for Beginners by Melanie Rehak