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Summer Tomato Salad


Tomatoes are one of my favorite summer foods -they taste great and are healthy and versatile. Every August and September, we get the most delicious native tomatoes here in Massachusetts, and incorporate them into lots of different meals. The most popular dish is this summer tomato salad, which is something that my husband grew up… [read more]

12 Quick and Easy Family Dinner Recipes

Family dinners

With school starting up next month, I know that things are about to get very busy. My son and daughter are involved in a bunch of after-school activities, and getting dinner on the table can be a challenge when I’m driving all after town. This fall, I’m desperate to develop a good system so that… [read more]

Fresh Cherry Tomato Pasta

Fresh Cherry Tomato Pasta

Here in New England, late July and August brings a bounty of delicious native tomatoes. Although we didn’t grow our own vegetable garden this year, my parents have one, and I know we’ll be receiving bags full of regular and cherry tomatoes soon. I love tomatoes, but in August we always have to get creative… [read more]

Gorgeous Veggie Centerpiece With Crudite Creations

crudite creations

We celebrated my son’s 8th birthday on board the Disney Fantasy this past June, which he really enjoyed. However, once we got home, we had a family party so that he could celebrate with his grandparents, aunt, uncle, and cousins. We decided to have a simple family BBQ, and we also enjoyed a gorgeous and… [read more]

Frozen-Inspired Ice Cream Sandwich Bites

Frozen Ice Cream Sandwich Bites

When it comes to treats for the kids, I’m all about making things that are easy to prepare, yet are delicious and fun for kids. These “Frozen-Inspired” Ice Cream Sandwich Bites are made with store-bought products, yet they are colorful and perfect for a “Frozen” party this summer. Here’s how to make them: “Frozen-Inspired” Ice… [read more]

Raspberry & Strawberry Infused Water

Raspberry Strawberry Infused Water

I try to drink lots of water throughout the day – especially in the winter. It isn’t always easy, so I’m always looking for new ways to drink water and stay hydrated. Infusing water is a great way to add some flavor without adding sugar or artificial ingredients. It’s also a fabulous option for summer… [read more]

12 Summer Recipes for a Pool Party


It’s summer party season, which means many families will be looking for delicious and healthy summer recipes to bring along to BBQs and pool parties. I’ve put together a roundup of 12 of my favorite summer recipes to bring to a pool party. From pasta salads to popsicles, these yummy recipes are sure to be… [read more]

Book Review: Conquering Your Kitchen

Conquering your Kitchen

Family dinner is something I always struggle with. My kids are so involved in after school activities and sports that we are usually running around all night. We don’t usually eat fast food, so it’s a constant battle trying to figure out what healthy foods to prepare. Luckily, there are some things I can do… [read more]

Cucumber, Mint, Coconut Ice Pops

Cucumber Pops

While I do love sweet ice pops, sometimes I want something that’s a little more healthy and savory. Earlier this year, while on vacation, I had a delicious ice pop that had the crisp flavor of cucumber and mint, and I was hooked. I didn’t have the recipe, but I’ve been experimenting to make something… [read more]

Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles

strawberry watermelon popsicles

We love popsicles in the summer – they are the perfect refreshing treat after a long, hot summer day. These strawberry watermelon popsicles are a great treat and are easy to make. Makes 4 ice pops with a standard pop mold 2 cups of KOOL-AID (watermelon-flavored) can substitute coconut water if you’d like to make… [read more]

Mini Nilla Kiss Cookies

Mini Nilla Kiss Cookies

Looking for a quick, delicious dessert for a Fourth of July BBQ? These Mini Nilla Kiss Cookies are quick to make and taste delicious. Here’s what you’ll need: 1 container of mini Nilla Cookies 1 bag of kisses Fourth of July Sprinkles Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil,… [read more]

Giveaway: Celebrate Stop and Shop’s 100th Anniversary


It’s Stop & Shop’s 100th anniversary this year (officially on September 6th, 1014), and to celebrate, they are offering lots of fun promotions and events this year. The offers started on May 23rd and continue throughout the year. Here are a few things you can look forward to Retro Products and Packaging¬† – Stop &… [read more]

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