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Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Pear & Brie

Long time, no see. I was dealt some big blows over the last couple months in terms of health and personal life, and despite all my intentions to keep up with the blog, it wasn’t in the cards. I am not going to get into detail about all that at the moment, perhaps in the…… Continue reading Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Pear & Brie

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Homemade Ice Cream with a Surprise Shortcut

It’s officially Spring, the colder areas of the country are thawing out and getting reacquainted with the sun, so why waste anytime? It’s never too early to kick off ice cream season. (Although in Hawaii, it’s always ice cream season.) Honestly, I should be cleaning and packing. I’m headed back to the east coast next…… Continue reading Homemade Ice Cream with a Surprise Shortcut

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Game Day Guacamole

So, it’s that time of year again… (Don’t brag about New England, don’t brag about New England…) That special day, when friends & family gather around the TV to chow down and cheer… (Don’t say Brady is the greatest, don’t say Brady is the greatest…) Yes, the Super Bowl is upon us! (OK, I can’t…… Continue reading Game Day Guacamole

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The Picky Gourmet Guide To French Fries

Two posts in under a week, what’s gotten into me? Must be those brand new kitchen vibes, getting me all inspired. I wanted to have a talk about my all-time favorite food: french fries. One of my first posts in ye olden times featured some fun fries, but guess what? After two years of doing…… Continue reading The Picky Gourmet Guide To French Fries

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Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings

Let’s start with the kitchen update: it’s still not finished. I’ll be honest. I’ve watched enough HGTV remodel shows that I should know nothing ever goes right or on schedule, but the optimistic side of me thought maybe we could bang this kitchen out in a couple weeks. Well, the optimistic side of me is…… Continue reading Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings

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All About Apples

I’m taking a stand. Pumpkin spice will not take over my seasonal baking. Apple cinnamon deserves to be back on top. Apple cinnamon has become the Jan Brady of fall flavors, sitting around going “Marsha, Marsha, Marsha” while everyone freaks out over pumpkin spice. Yes, it’s not the most exciting or trendy thing anymore, so…… Continue reading All About Apples

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Puff Pastry Party Food

I’m sad, but I’m happy. I’m sad that next week football season will be coming to a close, but I’m happy that my boys, the Patriots, are playing yet again. I love having people over for games, even though outside the realm of New England, it’s hard to find friends who will actually root for…… Continue reading Puff Pastry Party Food