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Sunday, December 11, 2016

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.

Halloween 2011 in Salem

I just realized that I never got around to sharing all my Halloween photos with you guys. But, who says you can't have a little Halloween in December? After all, signs of All Hallows Eve are never far away, especially when you live in Salem, Massachusetts, a.k.a. Witch City. ;)

Homemade Candy for Your Easter Basket (Plus More Easter Ideas)

This Easter, give that hard-working bunny a little help and make your own candy. You can do it. It's easier than you might think. Here are a handful of great candy recipes that you can...

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...

Exciting News & A New Promotion from Kraft

We're excited to announce that we're one of three blogs asked to participate in a holiday celebration program sponsored by Kraft and Breakstone's sour cream. Read on for the details--including how you can enter to win $2,500.

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.

Poached Pears with Spiced Caramel

If you know me, you know that I'm not a huge fan of making fussy desserts. Creamy. Buttery. Rich. Yes. But fussy, not my speed. (Don't get me wrong, I love fancy pastry, but life's...

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.