Restaurant Reviews

Afternoon Tea @ the Boston Harbor Hotel

The last day I was at work before Christmas (Friday the 23rd), I was lucky enough to be invited to a FABULOUS 30th birthday celebration for a coworker & friend at the Boston Harbor Hotel. It made for an amazing interlude between the workweek and the holiday weekend. The hotel offers regular afternoon tea in… Continue reading Afternoon Tea @ the Boston Harbor Hotel


Christmas Recipe #1: Corn Casserole

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! As promised, I’m posting a few recipes from our Christmas Dinner. First up: Corn Casserole, which was a huge hit with the family this year. Props to my aunt’s friend Elsie for passing along this recipe a few years ago! Ingredients 2 cans of whole kernel corn, drained… Continue reading Christmas Recipe #1: Corn Casserole


Christmas Menu

As I’ve mentioned a couple times, my husband Mark and I just bought our first home about five miles north of Downtown Boston. It’s a small Bungalow in the American Craftsman style, with four bedrooms, a living /dining area,  1 bathroom, and a teeny tiny old-fashioned kitchen with cabinets so small I can’t fit most modern food… Continue reading Christmas Menu


A festive breakfast

Found at Target: a holiday-special whipped cream cheese — brown sugar cinnamon — that I couldn’t resist! Spread on a fresh bakery bagel, it was amazing with piping hot coffee.


Multi-Grain Spaghetti with Spinach & Chickpeas

I made a whole mess of this on a Saturday night (just like the blogger who inspired my recipe) and had tons of filling leftovers for my upcoming workweek, which promises to be hectic. If I had to do this one over again, I’d probably use that new Philly Cooking Creme to add an extra… Continue reading Multi-Grain Spaghetti with Spinach & Chickpeas

Booze & Beverages · Recipes

Vanilla Vodka Chai Tea

How amazing does this look! Chai is one of my FAVORITE beverages, and if there’s a classy way to add booze (and cinnamon sticks), I’ll do it. Check this out, courtesy of the My Life as a Mrs. blog. It’ll be showing up at my Christmas Day celebration, that’s for sure. Ingredients: 6 oz. strong… Continue reading Vanilla Vodka Chai Tea

Tips and Tricks · Uncategorized

Natural gift ideas for little ones

No, I don’t have any little ones of my own (yet), but I do have a niece and nephew to buy for! This blog, Mama Natural, is a great resource for moms and moms-to-be. Even though I’m not a Natural Mama myself yet, this blog is all about the same things that mine focuses on… Continue reading Natural gift ideas for little ones