Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

In the world of pancakes, I am inexperienced. I’ve only made them maybe 10 times in my life, and had fewer flavors than I can count on my hand. But, boy, do I love them. Usually, I stick with strawberry, blueberry and plain old…...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Okay, time for a confession: I have a major “mom” purse. Yup, it’s large, in-charge and full of pretty much everything you and I both would need to stay alive on a deserted island for at least a week. Nope, not a mom – just prepared...

Easy Parmesan Risotto

Parmesan Risotto

Risotto used to be a dish that scared and intimidated me, but since I started to learn to make it, I’ve never stopped experimenting. This risotto, however, has remained my absolute favorite. Though it may look simple, it is fragrant, rich and very flavorful. The...

Mini Apple and Cherry Pies

Mini Apple Pies

Though my husband, Mark, and I aren’t going anywhere special for Thanksgiving, or even hosting a two-person to-do of our own, these mini apple and cherry pies make me wish all the more that we were.I mean, who can resist a little two-bite version of everyone’s favorite fall...

Pomegranate Cosmopolitan

Pomegranate Cocktail

When a representative from POM Wonderful generously provided me with a dozen bottles of pomegranate juice, I was thankful but hesitant. I had never tried the stuff before, or even had any drink, dessert or other dish containing pomegranate, and for good reason. My mother is...

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa

Shrimp Tacos

You can only eat so many servings of hearty soup, chili, potatoes and pasta before you start craving something a little more light. And, even if the fall season is fully upon us, I still crave fresh, summery flavors between all the pot pies and pulled pork…...

Sea Salt Caramel Candy

Sea Salt Caramel Candy

As this Sunday is Halloween, I find it only fitting to share with you one of my favorite candies, and flavor combinations in general: The sweet-and-salty, delectably creamy sea salt caramel.Simple to pop on your tongue and let melt in your mouth, but just as...

Mom’s New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder

I love a good family recipe as much as the next person, but sometimes, even family keeps their best recipes under lock and key. Such was the case with my Uncle Chris: Married to one of my mom’s four sisters, unafraid to wear fuschia and white to...

Tuscan Beef Stew with Honey Cornbread

Tuscan Beef Stew

If I was ever asked to epitomize fall in a handful of smells, I would say it smells like wood crackling in a fireplace, damp leaves after a recent rain, and a hearty bowl of beef stew that warms you to the bone. To me, there isn’t...

Best Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

When my husband goes on long business trips, I eat cereal for dinner. Other times, it’s peanut butter and jelly. But, after the third night of sitting down to a cold meal alone, I start craving something warm and usually rush out to the store...