Twice-Baked Acorn Squash with Sausage and Kale

Twice-Baked Stuffed Squash

I’ve always liked living in town. Walking to the coffee shop, bookstore, farmer’s market, playground, bar, etc. is really appealing. Strap the kids in the stroller or a carrier, slide into good walking shoes, and go. You’re out, in the sun, meeting the people in your neighborhood, smiling at friendly shopkeepers, popping into galleries just for… 

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Roasted Mangos with Domino Brown Sugar (PLUS GIVEAWAY!)

Domino Pourable Brown Sugar

​I have two very small children. I have a job, or rather, a passel of freelancing projects I’m constantly behind on. The house needs dusting. The laundry is multiplying like tribbles. I have to do something about the clothes on the floor of my closet. I’m in an ongoing battle with a small spider in the… 

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Reading: New England Farmgirl: Recipes and Stories From a Farmer’s Daughter (PLUS GIVEAWAY!)

Maple Cinnamon Rolls

Just last weekend was Maine Maple Sunday, the sweetest day of the year. On this day in March, all the sugar shacks of Maine open their doors for tours and tasting. Guests are welcomed in from the cold (it was 14 degrees where we were up in Hope) to watch the sweet steam rise from… 

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Shrimp Hush Puppies with Spicy Remoulade

Shrimp Hush Puppies

My best friend just had a baby. She took her time in considering this event, longer even than I did. Was she okay enough? Was the world okay enough? Would the benefits outweigh the extreme possibility of mistakes and genetic misfortune. I’m so thankful she waited until she was certain, and when time was right she… 

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Blueberry Clementine-Soaked Cake with Blood Orange Bitters

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It’s been a very snowy few weeks since we’ve been back in New England. We’re snug in our cozy house that has been renovated with knotty pine floors, white subway tile in the kitchen, and rough beams throughout the downstairs. We’re happy to be reunited with our farm table, baked bean pot, blueberry rake, Eleanor the doe-eyed… 

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Easy Cheesy Arla Dofino Breakfast Frittata (PLUS GIVEAWAY!)

Cheesy Breakfast Frittata

Ack! It’s the holiday season already, and there is so much to do. So much fun, crafting, gifting, wrapping, parties, eating, concerts, tree lighting, Santa letter writing, movie watching, carol singing, decorating, kissing under the mistletoe and visiting to be done. It’s a joyful time of year. But it can feel a little frenetic, especially when managing a… 

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Bacon Buttermilk Cornbread

Bacon Buttermilk Cornbread

I was reading Violet the story of Stone Soup, when I was transported to my nursery school, in the basement of the Methodist Church. It is the first book I remember. The first book I connected with. I knew I was onto something major, that all the secrets were contained in all the books. If you don’t… 

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