Category Snacks

Lemon Garlic Hummus

Ok people, it’s a HEAT WAVE up in here.  My house was built in 1910 and back then New England didn’t get to 98 degrees in August so I don’t have any air conditioning beyond the window unit that we’ve installed in our bedroom.  I’m sitting here with a fan literally in my face as […]

Spicy Quick Pickled Radishes

I sit here tonight, typing this post, as the sun slowly sets on a great summer. Soon to rise with the start of a new school year.  Teachers return tomorrow for a week of professional learning in preparation for our students arrival after labor day. The start of the school year is somewhat like new […]

Zucchini and Corn Fritters

Our neighbors have the most swoon-worthy garden filled with prolific squashes, asparagus, greens, corn, cucumber, and of course zucchini! Apparently they aren’t big cooks and asked if we’d be interested in any veggies. Without hesitation I emphatically exclaimed that I’d take anything they didn’t want and promptly received the largest zucchini I’ve seen in some […]

Fundito

Happy Fiesta Friday everyone!  The time has come, and I am beyond excited to co-host this blogging ‘partay’ with the addition of this yummy dip that I made with my gals at a girls day earlier this week.  Who’s gonna join me? For those of you who might be new to the blog I am […]

Shrimp Summer Rolls

Today I am back at work after the most spectacular bachelorette party on Martha’s Vineyard. One of my best friends, Carolyn, is someone who is driven, passionate, and most importantly she knows how to get down on the dance floor.  She goes out of her way for those that she loves and it was no […]

Summer Salsa

I must say, having a 4th of July birthday is a pretty special treat.   Growing up one of my favorite birthday traditions was competing with my friends in an obstacle course we created around our house.  One at a time each of my friends would enter the circuit of elements from skip it, to […]

Spinach and Artichoke dip with Shrimp

Each year my husband and I throw a shrimp fest, yes, you heard that right, a festival of potluck style dishes that include shrimp in some way.  This year folks went over the top and now I have a whole host of new recipes that I’ll eventually need to make and post on here on […]

Berry Smothered Baked Brie with Pistachios and Honey

Girls weekend was another smashing success complete with new puppies, a 90s dance party, and every type of cheese and wine. This year, for our 9th annual trip, we went down to Charlottesville, Virginia to see our friend’s amazing new house. She lives just outside of the city nestled between a hub of stunning wineries […]

The Sausage & Spinach Stuffed Portabellini Mushroom Experiment

Walking through the grocery store this afternoon we found some mini portobello mushrooms that quickly found their way into our cart.  After spending the last few weekends out of town we were excited to ‘treat ourselves’ with a homemade meal of steak tips and green beans (post coming soon).  As an appetizer I made some […]

Potato Skins

“Just show up.”  It is this simple mantra that brings me back to my computer after a decent hiatus.  That, and an energizing conversation with a close friend who has started his own blog that explores school desegregation and/or resegregation happening across our country today. As our friends munched on yummy appetizers and watched the […]