16 posts tagged Summer

Dinner Time: Homemade Fried Fish Tacos

Growing up I spent most of my summers on Cape Cod, MA and enjoyed so many the coastal foods available, like chowder and fresh fish.  I remember when my dad traded in the sailboat for a motorboat and ... Continue Reading

Road Trip: A Morning Exploring Boston, MA

Since my toddler was about to start pre-school, I wanted to have one last mid-week adventure so I drove him into Boston to explore and enjoy a few sweet treats.  By the time we arrived we had about ... Continue Reading

Mild and Creamy Coffee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe

Let me put it out there, I love coffee.  So naturally coffee ice cream was destined to be made.  Considering that my toddler would probably be nibbling on this dessert I didn't want to go extreme ... Continue Reading

Road Trip: The Lobster Pool Restaurant, Rockport, MA

In August 2010, I hopped a flight to Boston, Massachusetts to spend the weekend with my friends. I had just started dating a really handsome guy, who happened to be visiting his hometown in Boston ... Continue Reading

Connecticut Road Trip: Bear’s Smokehouse Barbecue

When my husband and I moved to Connecticut I never thought this state would be the place we would find fantastic barbecue, but we did.  Bear's Smokehouse Barbecue has become the place where we ... Continue Reading

Cauliflower Mash: A Perfect Side To Any Meal

During the summer I'm always in search of lighter meals and adding some variety to side dishes.  One of my go-to sides has been mashed cauliflower.  Anyone who enjoys mashed potatoes will like ... Continue Reading

Virginia Feature: Watermelon Pops

Inspired by the French way of making small delicious treats out of very few ingredients, these fresh watermelon pops, or Purée de Pastèque, hit the spot on a hot summer day. This homemade ... Continue Reading

Virginia Feature: Blueberry Hand Pies with Alex

My grandmother always had baked goods in her house, ready to eat for whoever was hungry. I remember there was a drawer in her kitchen that you'd open up and rather than cooking utensils, you'd find ... Continue Reading

Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

I have owned my ice cream maker for several years but I never use it regularly.  Over the past year I tried to make a batch of ice cream every few months to experiment with different flavors and ... Continue Reading

Connecticut Road Trip: Wethersfield’s Farmers Market

I love to cook and bake with local farm fresh vegetables and fruits and always look forward to springtime when farmers markets open for the season.  I'm usually one of the first customers on opening ... Continue Reading