Apple-Bacon Scalloped Potatoes

If you type “scalloped potatoes vs. potatoes au gratin” into Google, you’re going to get a lot of opinionated people talking about the nuances of each. Scalloped potatoes are always cooked in cream while potatoes au gratin are often, but not always. Potatoes au gratin always have cheese while scalloped potatoes sometimes do. Whether I should call this recipe scalloped or au gratin, these potatoes are four-letter-word good. Like ridiculous.…
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20-Minute Pumpkin Butter

If I’m being 100 percent honest, pumpkin things are not my thing! Pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin this and that are ehhh, just okay! But one weekend, Eric and I went to a local farm stand that served brunch with locally sourced ingredients, like pumpkins and maple syrup. They served homemade pumpkin butter with their toast, and I fell in love. This pumpkin butter recipe brings me back to…
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Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

A good chocolate chip cookie recipe is a household staple. A good oatmeal cookie recipe is just as much of a staple! Whether you like oatmeal cookies with no mix-ins at all like I do, or if you like them with raisins or chocolate chips or walnuts, the cookie base is everything. This recipe is oatmeal cookie perfection. Using only brown sugar produces a complex malty molasses flavor and an…
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Balsamic Portobello & Swiss Chard Panini

A hot sammy on a chilly fall day sounds just about right. These Portobello mushroom and Swiss chard paninis are Eric’s and my go-to weeknight dinner. Typically, Eric is all about the meat. Dinner equals meat or else he’s a hungry man! But these paninis are meatless, yet meat is not missed! For all the vegetarians out there (or those striving to cut down on their meat intake!), these paninis…
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Pumpkin Carbonara with Crispy Sage

One tell-tale sign it’s fall in New England is the chill in the air when you wake up in the morning. The sun is still strong in the afternoon, but when the sun goes down, the air is crisp and chilly! So it’s time…it’s time for my first pumpkin recipe of the season! So let’s start with a really good one: Pumpkin Carbonara. I’m taking my recipe for classic carbonara…
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1-Minute Peek: A Food Blogger’s Friday Night!

This 1-minute video with Eric tells all! Our Friday nights look something like this – tons of food and wine (obviously), sad attempts to workout before the festivities start, and a pen and paper in hand to jot down recipes. Eric and I always say that it feels like there’s four of us in the room on Friday nights: here’s what we mean…! Subscribe to my YouTube channel for new…
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Blind Taste Test Competition with The Hubby, Eric!

Either Eric and I are super weird, or this is a normal couple’s activity: blind taste tests! Today we’re in the kitchen with a blind taste testing competition, full of interesting mouth noises from me and coughing from Eric. It will all make sense when you watch the video…promise LOL. It gets pretty competitive when a back rub and no laundry heaps are on the line. Who will win this…
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Clams on Toast with Blistered Tomatoes, Corn & Calabrese Salami

New Englanders know how to eat clams. We always ask for a side of bread because the best part of eating clams is soaking up the juices that come with them. This dish was inspired by the many times I’d have to ask for bread (DISGRACEFUL! Wink.). Why not put the clams right on the bread? Serve with a fork and knife, or just roll up your sleeves like a…
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Sesame-Garlic Baby Bok Choy

Baby bok choy is such a blank canvas! It has a pretty mild, almost cabbage-like flavor, with a hint of sweetness and bitterness. Baby bok choy is also more tender than regular bok choy! My favorite way to serve it is with simple Asian flavors: sesame, lots of garlic, and a bit of a kick from hot pepper flakes. It’s awesome. My STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO below will help guide you through…
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Roasted Garlic Dijon Green Bean Salad with Prosciutto & Eggs

My dad and I often trade goodies from our local farm stands. The other day, he got a little carried away in the green bean section and I ended up walking away with more green beans than I knew what to do with! What do you do with an excessive amount of green beans, you ask? Make this salad! No lettuce needed. This green bean salad is reminiscent of a…
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