Game Day Mac and Cheese Puff – I’m Just Here for the Snacks

I’d like to start by saying that I have no idea why this dish is called a “puff.” There’s nothing “puffy” about it. In fact it is so non-puffy that it is almost burly. Not that burly men can’t be puffy – don’t go putting words in my mouth. But this is a hearty and delicious…

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Winter Salad – A Salad for Sweater Weather or a Beach Bod

In New England, it seems like we complain about the cold from November until June. We take a month off, and then complain about the heat from July until September. I acknowledge the inconvenience of winter–the driving, the ice dams, the shoveling, etc. For me, the pressure to hurry up and enjoy the limited days of…

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Sour Cream and Chive Rolls – The Scent is Worth a Thousand Words

Whenever I smell chlorine, I am transported back to swimming lessons at the YMCA. I feel the anxiety that I felt in the locker room on my way to the pool, terrified I might catch a glimpse of one of those people who don’t care for privacy, or slip in the weirdly warm water that…

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Cranberry Pineapple Salad- The Throwback is Back

Thursday is trash day here in Natick, MA. So on Wednesday’s I go through the fridge and get rid of anything that looks gelatinous, has congealed, or has anything to do with mold.  And occasionally, my Tupperware even gets tossed. It can be a very disgusting evening. I’m about to give you one of Granny’s…

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Green Rice – A Merry Addition to Any Holiday Table

When I first stumbled upon this recipe, I wondered if maybe it was too bland to be worthy of blog post immortality (chill, Maddy). I thought a rice post could be the writing equivalent of a rice dish: good, but not all that memorable. But the color was right for a holiday dinner, and if…

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Honey Glazed Carrots and Parsnips – A Festive Little Side Dish with Big Life Lessons

Is it me? Or did Christmas really sneak up on us this year? All of a sudden we are one week away from the jolly fat man’s and the holy little baby’s arrival, and I’m feeling quite unprepared. Earlier this month, we lost our dear Uncle Al, which took us to Houston, TX for a…

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