Happy Thanksgiving

I hope that if you live in the Northeast you aren’t traveling today. It’s going to be a nightmare from what the forecast says, so be safe if you must be on the roads or in the air! I don’t know if I’m ready for it to be snow season again, but I suspect that… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving


Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

Ever on the hunt for easy, family-friendly recipes, I tried to make a simple chicken and vegetable curry with minimal spice (to please Mr. Boring Meat and Potatoes Palate) in the slow cooker last weekend. Can I just say…wow! This is a definite winner! It’s officially added to our regular rotation. I kept it bland,… Continue reading Slow Cooker Chicken Curry


Better Together: Shortcut Chili and Baked Macaroni and Cheese

I’m trying a new thing where I pair recipes whose ingredients overlap so you can save time at the store and eliminate waste by using every last bit of what you bought. These two recipes pair nicely because they share both sour cream and shredded cheese, yet are totally different, so you aren’t going to… Continue reading Better Together: Shortcut Chili and Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Recipes · Tips and Tricks

Shortcutting Risotto

This isn’t earth-shattering, but due to a cooking mistake I learned that you can pre-make part of risotto to save yourself time, and it still comes out A-OK. I always assumed that if you made the rice ahead of time, it would turn to glue on reheating. Apparently, by under-cooking the rice just a bit,… Continue reading Shortcutting Risotto


You guys! Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ comes to Massachusetts THIS WEEKEND

You know I’ll be watching, since I re-arrange my schedule around this show all the time. (Yes, I know what a DVR is, and yes, we do have one). This is going to be our first weekend home together, just the three of us, in months. I am so looking forward to that!! 

Holidays · News

Halloween Pics & Food News

Well. Georgia loved Halloween! Her whole family came over except for my in-laws, who were out of town, and we took her out for trick-or-treating for the second time in her life. The first time, she slept through it in daddy’s arms! This time, she was walking on her own, and she loved meeting all… Continue reading Halloween Pics & Food News