Easy Roasted Veggie Pasta – Get Ready for a New Go-To Meal

Does anyone else get the Sunday Scaries? My husband loves his job and claims he does not get them, but I sure do. Staring in the face of five days of me vs. the home team – a toddler, a baby, and a wild dog- feels a little daunting. I love being a stay-at-home mom, but on Sunday night, I…

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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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Broiled Sandwiches – A Sandwich for Everyone on Your Team

Does anyone else live with a football crazed, Patriots/Tom Brady super-fan who loves Super Bowl snacks, but is also trying to be health conscious? I can’t be the only one…ok maybe the part about being a Patriots super fan isn’t universal, but the rest might just ring true. As Tom Brady and the gang draw…

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Fried Onion Rings – A Deliciously Punny Recipe

Making these onion rings was surprisingly pretty easy. What might not be easy is finding all of the ring/circle puns in this post. There are thirteen. I found this recipe not in Granny’s big box of recipes, but in her homemade recipe book. It really didn’t ring a bell to me, but I thought it…

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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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Split Pea and Barley Soup – Warms the Kitchen, Warms the Soul

Allow me to set the scene before I set the table. A drafty Philadelphia house on a cold December evening in 1930 is bursting at the seams with love and little mouths to feed. The pantry is lacking, and there are no fancy clothes and no fancy clutter. Not a complaint can be heard as…

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