Travel in New England: Cape Cod Beach Hopping
Breakfast Recipe: Shakshuka – Baked Egg Skillet w/ Veggies

Sangria Restaurant & Tapas, Newton, MA

Steak topped with ham & fried egg at Sangria restaurant & tapas

Last month, Sangria Restaurant & Tapas opened around the corner from us in Newton, MA.  This is co-owner Marlon Cardona’s first adventure in restaurant ownership after a long career of working in (mostly Italian) restaurants. We went during their grand Continue reading

Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce – One no-cook, one easy bake

Raw Cranberry Relish (4)

Homemade cranberry sauce is an essential if you are cooking a Thanksgiving dinner for a crowd. To be honest, for most of my life, I thought I didn’t like cranberry sauce. The only cranberry sauce I ever saw was gelatinous and shaped Continue reading

Dairy Free Holiday Cooking: Special Vegan Stuffing

Homemade candied walnuts

This is my first holiday season cooking dairy free recipes. It is not even thanksgiving yet, and I am already having a hard time navigating these new culinary roads. And although I know I cannot be a burden on everyone else Continue reading

Not Your Average Joe’s in Waltham – The future of this local chain

NYAJ salmon

Not Your Average Joe’s opened in the new Market Basket Complex in Waltham, MA last month. A few weeks ago I joined some bloggers and Not Your Average Joe’s (NYAJ) Executive Chef Jeff Tenner for an introduction into the future Continue reading

BFF Guest Post – Roasted Butternut Squash Enchilada Casserole Recipe with Guacamole

Butternut squash enchilada casserole

My best friend (since middle school), Melissa, is a busy working mom of two. So, when she gets the chance to try a new recipe, and it works out wonderfully, and everyone in the family likes it, well that is Continue reading

All Day Breakfast at McDonald’s is finally here – Boston event today!

Some pretty big news came down the pipe a couple of weeks ago…McDonald’s is FINALLY serving breakfast all day! So now, even after 10:30 a.m., you can enjoy some of your breakfast favorites alongside your french fries and quarter pounder Continue reading

Top Nut Contest with Temptery: Gourmet Nut & Chocolate Gifts

Dark Chocolate covered almonds from temptery

I have this strange affliction where I love to identify ingredients that are missing from things I taste, or ingredients that should be swapped. It’s weird but true. That is why when my friend, and owner of Temptery: Gourmet Nut Continue reading

A real Cape Cod dining experience

Sea Crest Beach Hotel Shore Dinner on Old Silver Beach in Falmouth, MA

The Old Silver Beach Shore Dinner Series at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel provides a real Cape Cod dining experience! We have now spent at least 9 summers around Cape Cod, but have only just discovered a REAL Cape Cod dining Continue reading

Travel in New England: Cape Cod Beach Hopping


We are lucky enough to live less than an hour from my favorite place on earth, Cape Cod. For those of you less familiar with the Cape, it is the arm that juts out of Massachusetts into the Atlantic Ocean. What Continue reading