Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Yesterday was National Eat a Cupcake Day. Uh, OK. Don’t have to tell me twice. Today is National Strawberry Shortcake Day. Um, yes please. So for all us indecisive lazy types, such as myself, I put the two together. Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes. These aren’t a regular yellow cake. They are kinda, sorta vanilla cake(ish) but denser […]

Classic Guacamole

Classic Guacamole

I asked Nina what she wanted for dinner, and she said “Guacamole”. I said, “Fine. If you make it, you can have it for dinner”. She called my bluff. Good moms keep their promises I wasn’t in the mood to cook. Don’t judge me. So, yep, my nine year old made this awesome guacamole. This was […]

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Donuts

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Donuts

It’s National Donut Day! Could there be a better day? I mean really, who doesn’t love a donut or two? My favorite is, oh who am I kidding? I love them all. Except jelly. I can live a lifetime without eating a jelly donut. Bluck. Many donut shops around the country are giving away free donuts […]

The Perfect Burger

The Perfect Burger

Aaaaahh, Memorial Day weekend! And in New Hampshire, it is finally starting to feel like the summer is just around the corner. We had a fairly mild winter with very little snow, but the cold lingered a bit longer than it normally does. Because of a combination of a deep freeze in February and a […]

Grilled Turmeric Chicken (Gai Yang Khamin)

Grilled Turmeric Chicken (Gai Yang Khamin)

I came home the other day to the most amazing smells coming from my kitchen. Amazingly delicious smells, not anything like “OMG, what died” kind of smells either. Which sadly, I have also come home to once or twice. But no, really. My wonderful husband. The man I married almost twenty years ago ♥. The […]

Where to Eat in Portland, Maine

Where to Eat in Portland, Maine

This weekend was very special. Friday the 13th was my birthday. I turned 45. Closer to fifty than forty. Ugh. Never a fan of my birthday, even when I was a kid, each birthday gets more difficult for me. I have always seen it as a negative, a reminder of getting older. Like anyone is […]

Fruit & Nut Granola

Fruit & Nut Granola

Right around 3:00 in the afternoon, I need a snack. That’s the witching hour for me. It’s so easy to grab a little bag of chips or a cookie or some other crappy little treat. I started having a Greek yogurt topped with some granola and it really keeps me satisfied until dinner. There are […]

Pizza Dough

Pizza Dough

I live in a small town. We do however, have two, yes count ’em, TWO pizza joints. Sorry to anyone reading this who may be a fan of those local eateries. But I am not. Don’t get me wrong. They’re ok in a pinch, but for pizza snobs like myself, they just aren’t worth the […]

Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies

I am a chocoholic. There, I said it! I would skip dinner and head straight to dessert if that were socially acceptable. I am trying to make better eating choices for me and the family. Let’s be honest, they really don’t have much of a choice. Ssshhh, don’t tell them that. But back to my […]

One Pan Sausage Pepper & Onion Pasta

One Pan Sausage Pepper & Onion Pasta

I dig quick, easy recipes. No surprise there. It’s also no surprise that I came home from work and had no idea what to make for dinner because I forgot to take some sort of meat out of the freezer. I do that a lot. Sometimes I just can’t think that far ahead. Besides, I’m […]