Stock up on memorable treats for those rainy food gift days.

5 Quick Pickles to Preserve Spring and Summer Produce

Posted June 20, 2016

With an abundance of spring produce floating around my fridge, I had to get creative. Thankfully, I’ve recently learned that you can truly pickle anything. And what better way to spend a summer afternoon than saving all of the fruits and veggies of…

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Sea Salt and Black Pepper Rub

Posted May 31, 2016

How my Irish-American guy, born and raised not ten miles from Boston’s city center, grew up to love barbecue is beyond me. Not only barbecue but a very specific style of barbecue — yeah, Boston boys are complex and pretty…

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Six Homemade Pantry Gifts to Show How Much You Care

Posted May 30, 2016

Maybe it’s the turn of seasons in the air because multiple life changes occurred among my trusty troupe of friends in just a few weeks: the newly-minted grandmother; the very-soon-to-be mother; first-time homeowners; and the recently engaged, graduated, or hired.…

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Seared Lamb Chops with Indian Spice Rub

Posted March 22, 2016

In our home, with my Indian husband’s tastes to consider, classic recipes always get a spicy twist. I’ll admit that during our first years of marriage, we struggled to find common ground in the kitchen. I tend to let the…

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Sugar and Spice : 12 Days of Holiday Food Gifts

Posted December 8, 2015

‘Tis the season…to season! What better way to savor holiday memories than infusing them into sugar, salt or an herb or spice mix? In my family, we don’t use a salt shaker. Instead, we all take pinches from the same…

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Pickles: The 12 Days of Holiday Food Gifts

Posted December 3, 2015

This is a call out to home cooks who have spent humid, wallpaper-peeling-hot summer days slaving over a stove, plunging hundreds of jars of pickles into the bubbling cauldron of a water bath canner, because, well, that’s when cucumbers are…

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Jam: The 12 Days of Holiday Food Gifts

Posted December 2, 2015

Jam is the ultimate holiday gift. Let us count the many ways: Jam is beautiful, sweet, and therefore universally loved. Jam has made a place for itself at breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, aperitifs, and midnight snack. Jam can be made…

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