apple brandy sour

This is what you wish your apple juice tasted like. Boozy with a hint of lemon and spice. Or, think of it as drinking an apple pie! The recipe is from a fall cocktail party that Patrick and I hosted last year with one of my best friends and bartender, Max. It was one of […]

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Holiday Potpourri

I wish I had discovered something like this years ago. I could have bought a small yacht with the money I have spent on overpriced candles. Well, probably not a yacht. Maybe just a small, used rowboat. Don’t get me wrong, I have a drawer full of candles that get burned faster than kindling. However, I’m glad to give my […]

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sherry and mushroom green bean casserole

This is not your mother’s green bean casserole. Not that I have anything against her, of course; I am sure she’s absolutely wonderful. What I mean by that statement is this: sherry, mushroom, and garlic roux + fresh green beans + homemade crispy onions. Can I get an amen? Anything you might have had against […]

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gruyère and thyme sweet potato soufflé

I almost titled this recipe election sorrows soufflé, but decided that I did not want to taint a perfectly delicious soufflé with the mark of the 2016 presidential election. However, if there were a savory soufflé that both major political parties could get behind, it would be this one. I mean, it’s an egg fluffed […]

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dijon and balsamic brussels sprouts

So you don’t like brussels sprouts? That’s ok. These aren’t really brussels sprouts- they’re caramelized green goddesses. Shortly into our relationship, Patrick told me that he absolutely adored brussels sprouts. Who adores brussels sprouts? No one. Thus a challenge was put before me. Come up with a brussels sprout recipe that does not involve wrapping them […]

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spiced shortbread cookies with salted maple frosting

I’ve been craving these ever since my visit to Haute Coffee in Concord, MA. My family and I were on an autumn excursion to “leaf peep” in the gorgeous weather, and we couldn’t very well do so without coffee and pastries. We have priorities, obviously. My sister-in-law, Jen, ordered coffee and this delicious looking maple cookie with […]

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sweet and salty pumpkin seeds

These pumpkin seeds are a delightful teaser for my next post, which will be a recipe for curried butternut squash soup. They deserve a separate posting because not only are they delicious and easy to make, but my husband is convinced we should market and package them and promptly retire early. You can only hope, right? This is […]

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autumn sangria

For those of you who feel a pang of sadness with the realization that summer is over, let this beverage help you transition into the fall season. For the rest of us who were counting down the days until we could finally start wearing our favorite sweaters again, this is a no-brainer. In my world, the […]

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