Thumbprint Cookies

Holiday cookies are my favorite. Last year I made these to-die-for Brown Sugar Pecan cookies  (beware the addiction). Now, they are a staple dessert in my house. Although I love trying out new cookie recipes, I would never neglect the classic thumbprints. They are simple to make and absolutely delicious (especially paired with a cup of lemon tea)….

Butternut Squash, Leek & Apple Soup

Butternut squash is one of my favorite fall vegetables. At first sight, a full squash may look like a lot of work, but once you remove the skin and dice it into cubes, the vegetable is easy to use.  It’s nutty taste and versatility allows you to season and prepare the vegetable in a variety of ways:…

Easy Apple Crisp

We are currently in (arguably) the most beautiful season of the year, autumn. When I think of autumn, I dream of the vibrant New England foliage, the comfort of hot cider keeping me warm at football games, cider donuts coated in sugar, decorating the house with pumpkins, the crunching of leaves while taking a stroll,…

Beet Power Smoothie

I LOVE making smoothies. They’re easy to make and take on-the-go.  They are healthy and delicious for breakfast. And let’s face it, they’re trendy. Green smoothies were all the rage in 2015, but the color palette is changing, ladies and gents.. If you’re reading this post and thinking “eww beets”  ….then read no further.  But , if…

Chicken w/ Salsa verde

Chicken is arguably the most versatile poultry. You can fry it, grill it, cook it, use it in soups, fajitas, casseroles, etc. The possibilities are endless… However, for some reason it is challenging being innovative with chicken. At least in my experience,  I tend to rotate through the same 10 recipes without trying something new. I…

For Catherine

Routines… We are all familiar with them. Most of us go through the same periodical sequence every day: wake up, go to the gym, head to the office (where we run ourselves to the ground)- Afterwards you’re so exhausted that the only thing you want to do is lay down on the couch, put your feet up…