kid-friendly · Recipes

Chia Pudding

September is my New Year. Do you know what I’m talking about? Far more than after the holidays, at the end of summer is when I most feel a need to reboot. Partly because I have no choice: work gets busy, school starts up, and kids activities begin again. Partly, though, I feel the need to hit… Continue reading Chia Pudding

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Sweet-Hot Chicken Wings 

Happy Labor Day weekend! I know lots of places are staring down rain and cool temps for Monday, but if you’re cooking out tonight (or braving the weather to do so tomorrow, like us) then make the most of our remaining grilling time with these tasty chicken wings. They are sticky sweet with just the… Continue reading Sweet-Hot Chicken Wings 

Booze & Beverages · Grow Your Own Way · Recipes

Mojito Mocktail

First off: here’s a real Mojito recipe if that’s what you’re about! My friend Terri brought this to Mark’s birthday BBQ this year and they were outstanding. If you just want the refreshing, minty, limey, sugary taste without the booze, though, here’s how I do:  In a large glass, like this mason jar, muddle (crush) 10… Continue reading Mojito Mocktail

kid-friendly · News · Tips and Tricks · Travel

August Day Trips from Boston!

It’s definitely late August now. Georgia has had her birthday party, my Florida squad has left town after their annual visit, and the fall calendar of meetings is already filling up at work (big, heavy sigh). I’ll share more photos of G’s party at the Stone Zoo soon, but here’s a sneak peek plus a couple… Continue reading August Day Trips from Boston!

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What we’ve been up to

Lovelies, I’m sorry for being out of touch. Somehow I blinked and the summer is drawing down, a nip of fall air snakes through our window screens every night, my baby is about to turn three, and the last of our garden’s tomatoes are ripening on the vine (or getting swiped by some drought-plagued squirrels and chipmunks).… Continue reading What we’ve been up to

Blue Apron · Recipes

Tomato Zucchini Quiche

Boy, do I love quiche. Too bad it isn’t the healthiest thing around! What it lacks in fiber it makes up for in protein, however, and for vegetarians this can be a very good thing. Not to mention it’s a simple meal to throw together on a hot night, and if you toss a light salad alongside,… Continue reading Tomato Zucchini Quiche

kid-friendly · Recipes

BLT Pasta Salad

Hot nights call for cold pasta salad! Here, I’ve taken flavors pretty much everyone loves — that of a BLT sandwich — and modified slightly to use a combo of ranch dressing and barbecue sauce instead of mayonnaise for dressing. It tastes light and sweet, and if you use salad bar bacon bits like I… Continue reading BLT Pasta Salad