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Falling for Fall

Fall is one of the reasons that I love living in New England. It is my favorite time of year and it goes by much too fast. Nothing but the hand of Divine intervention could splatter such vivid and fantastic foliage colors of red, gold and rust in such sweeping broad stro…

Spicy Artichoke Dip

Crossposted from: Boston Herald Give your taste buds a wake up call with this tangy and tasty artichoke dip that is so easy to make in a food processor or blender in less than 10 minutes. It pairs beautifully with a new product that I discovered, Stonefire Authentic…

Garden in A Jar

Right about now vegetable gardens are bursting with fresh vegetables and at the height of summer Italians make giardiniera, pickled vegetables that are used for antipasti and with meats and poultry. The best vegetables for a giardiniera are green beans, carrots, sweet and…

Basil and Cranberry Cornbread

Basil and Cranberry Cornbread Serves 8½ cup unsalted butter, softened2/3 cup sugar2 large eggs at room temperature1 cup buttermilk½ teaspoon baking soda1 cup cornmeal1 cup unbleached all purpose flour½ teaspoon salt½ cup dried cranberries2 tablespoons…

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

Sometimes too much of a good thing, is well, too much. Take zucchini…please! Home gardeners tend to the nostalgic when they are planting them, putting in more than they really need. This plant has more than nine lives and can wear out its welcome faster than you can…