Post image for Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Ginger Frosting (With Recipe Linky)

There aren’t too many odors that catapult me into the Christmas spirit as quickly as the smell of baking gingerbread. So it took me all of a minute to decide to bake these Gingerbread Cupcakes […]


Post image for Caramel Apple Streusel Muffins (With Weekly Recipe Linky)

One of my favorite comfort foods is fresh-from-the-oven muffins. But I find the muffin is often misunderstood, so I rarely order them at bakeries. Too often muffins are bland cakes disguised with frozen fruit and […]

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I love flavor. Give me a dish with sauce, cheese and all the toppings and I’m happy. That’s why Italian used to be my favorite type of food. But as age (and birthing four children) […]

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It’s that time of year again. The smell of freshly sharpened pencils, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and school bus exhaust fill the air as our eager (or sometimes reluctant) kids begin a new year. […]


I love to cook, but when the summer heat rolls in (that means anything more than 90 degree for us Yankees), the oven becomes my enemy. We spend a lot of time outdoors, and it’s […]


There aren’t many things that say summer like strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, and the red-and-blue combo is perfect for upcoming Independence Day. As for the “white” part of the patriotic colors, say hello to one […]


When my 13-year-old daughter arrived home from middle school and told me she learned how to make sangria, my head snapped up from working on the computer. Nothing like  the image of your child tossing […]


Post image for Spring Fettucine with Ham and Leeks 5 Minutes For Food

With petals unfurling and leaf buds bulging, spring is slowly making its way to my corner of the northeast. And with it comes an abundance of spring vegetables, my favorites being asparagus and leeks. I’ve […]