I (heart) Fluffernutters…

…and other notable New England foods You just ain’t a true New Englanda if ya neva had a Fluffanutta sammich… just sayin’. In honor of Valentine’ s Day I thought I’d pay tribute to all the delicious foods I grew up eating and loving here in New England. But first, the beloved Fluffernutter Sandwich– simply peanut…

a “little” vitamin c

At the market the other day I stumbled upon the most adorable thing–a box of teeny tiny mandarin oranges with stems and leaves attached! I was actually shopping for dinner, but I couldn’t leave these guys behind on the shelf, they were too cute. And I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them…

homemade ketchup? yes, please.

I hate to admit this, but my seven-year-old has recently entered the stage of all foods must be dipped in ketchup in order for me to eat this. I pick my battles, so I go with it, the only problem was when we ran out of ketchup… this was an emergency situation! I did a…

mexican hot chocolate mug cake

It’s Cinco de Mayo! Let’s celebrate with a little chocolate cake made in a mug! Mexican hot chocolate is a slightly spicier version of regular old cocoa, thanks to the addition of cinnamon. For this recipe, you’ll need a store-bought Mexican hot chocolate such as Abuelita (look at that sweet little grannie). You’ll be using…

take-out at home: fried rice

I was never really a fan of the typical Chinese take-out fried rice. But this is now one of my go-to recipes when I want something fast and yummy. Believe me, I love the ease of take-out, now and then. But sometimes, making your take-out faves from scratch is as easy as picking up the…

I scream for ice cream

Temperatures actually got above the teens today and it felt down right tropical! Maybe, just maybe, spring is actually on its way… which means summer is just around the corner… which means ice cream! Ice cream is the best. I love ice cream. Making it, eating it, looking at it, it’s all good. Coffee is…

irish soda bread: a slice of ireland

It’s almost Boston’s favorite holiday: St. Patrick’s Day! And I am 100% not Irish. However, I have kissed the Blarney Stone and therefore I consider myself “Irish by association” at this time of year. I really don’t have big plans for St. Patty’s day, despite my proximity to South Boston and a plethora of Irish…

we go together like cookies & milk

What can I say about Valentine’s Day, that hasn’t already been said? This year, be sweet to yourself. I don’t think Valentine’s Day has to be all about romance, and kissy-kissy things. I think it’s a fine time to celebrate the little things that make you happy. By all means, show the people you love how…

soup-er bowl sunday

One thing I really can’t get enough of in the winter is soup! There’s nothing like cozying up to hot bowl of soup with a good book, while the snow is falling. Easy for lunch, simple for dinner… I love soup! But soup from a can just doesn’t do it for me anymore now that I…

happy new year, get inspired!

Wishing that all your dreams come true in 2013! I’ve just had a new inspiration for a personal project, from this blog post by Renee Bell. Stick around to see if I follow through in the new year… ha ha. Also, If you’re looking for inspiration in the coming year check out Project Life 365.