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Monday, September 26, 2016

Pigs in Blankets with a Twist

  There's just something about a pig in a blanket. Maybe it's because they make us feel like we're 8-years-old again. Maybe they remind us of the BEST SUMMER EVER when we were teenagers. Regardless. I've seen these...

Homemade Gin (Infusion)

Let's get one thing straight: This ain't your grandma's bathtub gin. This Homemade Gin is subtle and fragrant and herbal with notes of Bay, rosemary, and cardamom. And? It's easy to make at home in just about 24 hours.

New England Harvest Turnover

Step-by-step instrux for making sweet and savory turnovers, stuffed with apple, bacon, and cheddar cheese--and fragrant with warm spices.

Sweet & Spicy Coconut Shrimp (Plus, enter to win $2,500!)

This is my appetizer entry in the Breakstone's Battle of the Kitchen Bloggers! Check out what Food Network's Sandra Lee thinks of my recipe! Plus, you can vote and enter to win a grand prize of $2,500!

Maple Roasted Figs

I put figs in the same camp as black licorice: People love them—or hate them. There never seems to be a middle ground. If you're in the first group, then man-oh-man, are you in for...

Peep Topiary (Plus Other Easter Table Top Decorating Ideas)

I've always had an active imagination. I am that auntie who likes to tell your kids stories. If you know me, you know what I'm talking about. And if you have kids under five, chances...

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Bundles with Sage Infused Sour Cream

See, I do eat vegetables. (Granted, they're almost always wrapped in some kind of pork product, but still.) Asparagus, even! Some folks would say it's not possible. When I was a kid, I hated asparagus...

Restaurant-Style Prime Rib Roast

Prime Rib: It's not just for Christmas dinner. I'll make this whenever I can get my paws on one at a good price (or the rare super sale). It's a great excuse to have a party. In fact, if you're sick of ham on Easter, consider giving Roast Beast it's day in the (springtime) sun. This is a restaurant technique that’s practically guaranteed to produce a moist, juicy, evenly cooked roast beast. And it couldn’t be simpler.

Roasted Scallops Wrapped in Prosciutto

I'm pretty sure I'd be tempted to eat almost anything if you wrapped it in bacon or prosciutto. This is my take on the classic appetizer, bacon wrapped scallops. This recipe swaps in prosciutto, bacon's paper thin, salty cousin, which practically guarantees that your scallops will always come out of the oven wearing a crisp little coat.

Shrimp Cocktail

I get a lot of questions about how to properly cook shrimp and seafood. In a lot of cases, fresh seafood is at its best when it's prepared simply, enhanced by a few ingredients and...

Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts

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