Fall in love with cooking!

Fall in love with cooking!

Fall is here and I couldn’t be happier It’s my favorite time of year. There is something magical about warm apple cider, a hayride through a farm in the back woods of Dartmouth, and of course leaf peeping in New Hampshire and Vermont. All the beautiful colors of...
Summertime and the Grilling is Easy!

Summertime and the Grilling is Easy!

Here’s to cooking outdoors! There’s nothing like a summer barbeque to have fun AND lighten up your kitchen workload. No pans, no fuss, no muss. Cook your entire meal on the grill with not a single dirty pan – that’s a win when you hate doing dishes, like me. If...
15 Minutes of Fame, Sunchokes and Soup!

15 Minutes of Fame, Sunchokes and Soup!

Look Ma, I’m famous! In 2010 I was approached by a colleague to write a recipe for a cookbook that Didi Emmons was working on. Didi is a prolific cookbook author, caterer, and personal chef. The book’s concept revolved around the amazing Eva Sommaripa, owner of...
Thanks Mom!

Thanks Mom!

Turkey in the freezer I grew up in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, a small town with not a lot to do. We had a giant garden in the front yard plus chickens, ducks, and geese. I’m pretty sure the geese met their demise after frequently escaping their pen and wreaking havoc,...
My heart—and my home—is in the kitchen

My heart—and my home—is in the kitchen

At home in the kitchen. My first job was at a local pizza place, and from the moment I stepped into that kitchen I felt I had found my place in life. I fell in love with the camaraderie, the foul language, working with my hands, and the grit of the kitchen. Kitchens...