chicken soup

Chicken Soup


Olive Bread

tomato bisque

Tomato Bisque


Ginger Whoopie Pies

marble pumpkin cake

Chocolate Pumpkin Marble Cake

Ultimate Bolognese Sauce

Ultimate bolognese 1
If you only ever attempt to make one authentic bolognese sauce – please, do yourself a favor, and make this one. Bob and I have done our fair share of bolognese research… I’ve made lots of different recipes and analyzed the bolognese in a bunch of restaurants (since Bob pretty much orders it wherever we go). This recipe is IT.


Western Tabbouleh 1

Western Tabbouleh

I’m sure most of you are wondering what the heck I’m talking about with the name of this recipe. But, chances are, this is the sort of tabbouleh you’ve...

venus di milo

Venus de Milo Soup

Most non-New Englanders have probably never heard of this soup. Actually, I’m sure there are a good number of New Englanders that also have no idea what this is....

mini pumpkin muffins

Mini Pumpkin Muffins

As it turns out, muffins are the best breakfast option for my preschooler. He can start eating them at home and easily take them in the car to finish...

red peppers far

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Bake

I was looking to mix things up a bit and try out something new. I’ve also been struggling with getting the boys to eat enough veggies at dinner. This...

peach cake

Fresh Peach Cake

So, do you ever have those days when things just aren’t going right? The day I made this cake was one of those days. The morning was rough and...

pop tarts

Maple Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts

Yeah, I went there. I made my own pop tarts. And I strongly suggest you do, too. Now that we’re in ‘back to school’ mode, it seems only right...



I have the perfect drink to kick off your weekend. My 3 year old, Charlie, just finished his first week of school and it’s time to celebrate because I’m...

sausage and peps

Sausage and Peppers Balsamico

This dish has been a serious work in progress. It was also the first recipe I ever posted on the blog almost exactly 3 years ago. I had no...