Valentine 's Day Fun: Giant Cookie (Recipe)

This September, my son asked for a giant cookie ( here is the recipe link)to bring in for his school birthday party. The kids had fun modifying it for Valentine’s Day. To make a love struck heart, we used Strawberry Kit Kat from Japan that we bought at the Japonaise …

Field Trip: Seven Stars Bakery- Providence, Rhode Island

I buy Seven Stars Bakery breads at my local Whole Foods (Fresh Pond, Cambridge).  I love their durham stick.  So, when my husband had a cyclocross race near the Franklin Park Zoo in Rhode Island, we just had to stop at the real bakery on the way home. I warmed …

Hosting Dinner Outside the Kitchen

Kitchensurfing: No it’s not the X Games of the culinary world and it is not a hot new food show on Cooking Channel, Esquire or The Food Network.  Kitchensurfing is a website that connects you to chefs, menus, parties of all sorts and allows you to bring them to your …

PIN: Pencil it in this week(end)

Tis the season of excess, from spending to indulging, but my favourite kind of excess is overloading the calendar with so many wonderful holiday, community, seasonal events.  It is fun if you don’t try to have your cake and eat it too.  Choose the ones you want to go to …

30 Days of Comfort and Joy: Part 2 (#11-20)

In case you missed Part 1 of 3, begin at the beginning with 30 Days of Comfort and Joy: Boston Dining. I’m a fan of oysters, my father is a fan of oysters, my daughter is a fan of oysters and many of my friends are oyster lovers as well.  …

Join the Club: The Gifts that Give and Give and Give

Once upon a time there were “gift of the month” clubs.  They were expensive, unique, somewhat personal, but the food itself was nothing to write home about.  It was more about the novelty of a monthly gift, and beautiful packaging.  We’ve come a long way from the original “gourmet” gift …

Mom Can I Make Marshmallows? (Recipe -Video)

I recently picked up a copy of Made From Scratch because I have all of a sudden been sucked into the world of America’s Test Kitchen. My kids have been asking to cook more and more . My daughter especially wants to make food on her own. She has always …