Drunken Fruit Salad – Have a Serving and Call an Uber

Remember our Blueberry Cake? What we didn’t tell you before is that when  you top it with whipped cream and this Drunken Fruit Salad, it will be the best thing you have ever eaten. The blueberry cake is delicious, and the cream and the drunken fruit salad are delicious. But when you have them all…

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Classic Blueberry Cake – Go Ahead. Have Some Coffee.

Granny’s summery blueberry cake recipe is short and sweet. Prep time is short. And the cake itself is sweet. It is easy to make and even easier to eat. I would serve it for brunch with coffee, or for dessert topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit. Two thoughts about the blueberries— 1. I have…

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Cheesy Stir-Fry – A Side Dish with a Twist

I was very excited to make this Cheesy Stir-Fry that I found in the trusty old recipe box. We take part in a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program which usually includes most of these ingredients, and I’m always looking for new ways to use those awesome local veggies. So if you come to my…

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Pesto Pasta-A Summer Flavored Pasta Salad

Picnic season is right around the corner! For some people, anyway. My New England picnic would have to include layering up, wearing knee socks, hot chocolate, and a thermos full of soup. Or I can keep making and devouring Granny’s pesto pasta. Despite my love of winter, when it is still cold and windy in…

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Creamy Carrot Soup-A Spring Time Soup

Think Spring! Are you imagining a thick and creamy carrot soup?  Me neither. We are in the middle of a huge snow storm as I type these words. And last week’s nor’easter left us cold and in the dark for two days. Thinking Spring is hard when bundling in layers and cranking up the heat. So…

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

Does anyone else need a cure for the Sunday Scaries? This Easy Roasted Vegetable Pasta just might be it. My husband loves his job and claims he does not get the Sunday Scaries, but I sure do. Staring in the face of five days of me vs. the home team – a toddler, a baby, and…

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

Isn’t it the perfect time of year for a Winter Salad with Pear Dressing? 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,…

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Broiled Sandwiches – A Sandwich for Everyone on Your Team

Football is the perfect excuse to make these individual broiled sandwiches. 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…

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Fried Onion Rings – A Deliciously Punny Recipe

Making these fried 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…

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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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