Irish Onion Soup

4 November 2019

It’s been unseasonably cold this time of year. We didn’t make soup for fun… we desperately needed it. Something warm to soothe our souls and help us to bundle up, something we have to do often with a labrador retriever who loves the rain. The French Oven came out, we tossed in some onions, and let them simmer away, while a movie played on Hulu.…

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Pumpkin Muffin Bread

19 October 2019

Someone who is dear to my heart, who instilled in me a knack and love for baking, is very sick. All day I sat and thought about it, until I finally pulled a recipe book off the shelf and made something. The recipe book was one she had given me. It will always remind me of her.…

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Butternut Squash Soup

11 October 2019

Fall days in New England are beautiful. There is no other place to experience this beautiful season. When the days get colder and the first hint of autumn is seen, I naturally bundle up and stay inside more. Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of baking and cooking, particularly making the recipes that everyone loves during this time of the year — apple butter, pumpkin…

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Driving Duck Boats and Making Waves

21 September 2019

I live just outside of Boston, but rarely go into the city. I love Boston, and think it’s one of the best cities in the world, but I get so comfortable in my little nook. Why go into the city when I have Hulu at my fingertips, Trader joes across the street, and Cormac on the couch? But I’ve been wanting to go on a…

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Cormac’s First Birthday

9 September 2019

Hey y’all. I hope you’re all having a wonderful day. Today I’m coming to you from my couch (my favorite place), sipping on an iced coffee with cream and sugar (my favorite drink). The patio door is open, and the crisp Boston air is swirling in. The Profit is on, and I’m enjoy myself. It’s my week off of work, and I feel like myself…

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Chicken and Dumpling Soup

27 August 2019

These days, I’m all about anything and everything Joanna Gaines. I used to not understand everyone’s fascination with her, but then I saw an episode of Fixer Upper and got it. Her houses are beautiful, yes, but what inspires me is her dedication to family, hard work, and living a life filled with grace, kindness, and optimism. And so, when Joanna Gaines came out with…

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Quiche Lorraine

1 July 2019

As you can tell, one of my favorite things to do is explore different cultures through food, and one of my favorite cultural cuisines is that of the French. There’s so much to appreciate about it — so much history, and so much skill that is required to get it just right. I’m no chef, but cooking and baking is something that I want to…

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The Iced Latte

25 June 2019
an iced latte with palm fronds in the background

An iced latte, my all time favorite coffee drink. You’ve probably heard me go on and on about it before. I think there’s nothing better than this. It’s a one-of-a-kind, my best friend, casual sip and study, my go-to at any coffee shop. Hot lattes are good, but I inherently have this obsession with iced things (ice cream, iced coffee) that my parents (and other…

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Latte

24 June 2019

A latte is a drink made with espresso and steamed milk. Compared to a cappuccino, the steamed milk is much creamier and milkier than that found in a cappuccino, which has dry, foamy, aerated milk. Its traditional name is “caffè latte,” which means “milk coffee” in Italian, but in the US we just call it a “latte.” It’s called a “grand crème” in French, “milchkaffee”…

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