Back-to-School Checklist

Heading back to school after a fun, free summer can be hard. Here’s a Back-to-School Checklist to keep in mind as kids head back to school and we all jump back into our weekly school-day routines of bus schedules, packing lunches, LAUNDRY, and homework. Does it really have to start so soon? Soaking up these… Read More >

Planning the Perfect Picnic

You know everyone has ‘Have a Picnic’ on their summer bucket list – I know I do – and as the summer winds down, you need to make that happen! Here are some things to keep in mind for planning the perfect picnic! You want to keep it simple so you’re not stressed as you’re… Read More >

Delicious Summer Salads

There’s something about the heat of summer and cold summer salads that just go together. Am I right? Pasta salads are the quintessential addition to all my summer gatherings and talk about total crowd pleasers! What’s best about pasta salads and summer salads is you can make them ahead of time (depending on ingredients) and… Read More >

Five Ways To Find The Perfect Gift For A Foodie

Foodies pride themselves on loving what’s best to eat. Their standards are high and sometimes they can be hard to please, as every foodie has his or her personal reasons for loving food. How do I know this? Well, I’m a foodie myself and I’ve given many of them presents over the years. So, when… Read More >

Easy Recipes for Summer Barbecues

Ahh, summer. It’s the most wonderful season in my opinion here in our home state of New Hampshire. Summer should be filled with endless barbecues, eating outside, splashing in the ocean, etc. Sometimes though, we get in a rut with barbecue recipes. I like a burger and potato salad as much as the next person,… Read More >

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

It’s your lucky day because I’m sharing a cherished family recipe. My dear Aunt Betty, who was technically my Great Aunt since she’s my grandmother’s sister, was such a whiz in the kitchen. I took many “lessons” from her growing up including a class on homemade barbecue sauce, which we served with chicken drumsticks. I… Read More >

Baked Ham with a Pineapple Brown Sugar Glaze

I set out to make this ham in the crockpot, like the original recipe called for. However, sometimes life gets in the way of your plans and I didn’t have 6 hours to wait for dinner. Given that I’m pregnant I can’t wait until 9 or 10 PM to eat! So I modified it and… Read More >

Crockpot Honey Apple Pork

Sometimes (ok, most of the time) it’s nice to spend less than 10 minutes preparing dinner in the morning before you leave work and later come home to delicious smells and a dinner that’s done. This honey apple pork crockpot dinner is just that! The sweetness of the apples and cinnamon play so well with… Read More >