• Happy New Year!
    Hi there friends. Yes, it has been months since I have blogged. A few tech difficulties (don’t use Bluehost if you are planning a blog!) and just busy. So, given that it has been so long, today’s post is a look back on 2023, in…
  • Peach Cobbler with a Hot Sugar Crust
    An absolute favorite summer recipe. Tender peaches topped with a delicious topping and a crackly sugar crust.
  • Favorite Frosted Lemon Tart or Bars
    Frosted lemon tart or bars has quickly become a favorite around here for dinner parties, birthdays and anytime I need an easy, delicious dessert. Tangy lemon filling with a creamy frosting on top of a crumbly crust – it’s delicious The ingredients are also easy to have on hand.
  • Christmas Tree Reveal (and a catch up!)
    It is December 2022. Mimi shares what is underway at the SB household – food, decor and fun.
  • Trader Joe’s Mixed Seafood Lemony Alfredo (Hack)
    Take a bag of frozen, mixed seafood from Trader Joes. Add in alfredo sauce, fresh lemon and some dried tarragon and you have yourself a delicious and easy meal (and one where you can have the ingredients on hand very easily). Enjoy!
  • Zucchini Tomato Goat Cheese Provençal Tian
    Ripe tomatoes, fresh zucchini, onions and tart goat cheese on a bed of rice comprise a delicious side dish.
  • The Real Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffin Recipe
    If you read my last post you know that for me, memories, places and food have always gone hand in hand. Many years ago, I visited a friend’s home on Wellfleet, Cape Cod for the weekend. After making the long trip from Boston (complete with…
  • Summer Menus and Musings
    Summer is all about entertaining friends at the beach and enjoying summer traditions such as the annual New England clambake.
  • Fresh Corn Salad with Lime Vinaigrette
    Summer is in full swing, and we have been making the most of our beach club on the CT shore. Every weekend we eat dinner there (weather permitting) and this past weekend was no exception. We have had a steady stream of guests too, so…
  • Simple Artichoke Dip and a Catch Up
    Super easy (as in five minutes) artichoke dip. Pleases a crowd no matter what the occasion.
  • Stir Fried Saucy Udon noodles (using supermarket ingredients)
    Chewy, saucy udon noodles drenched in a delicious sauce are stir fried perfection. Best part? The recipe uses ingredients found at your regular old supermarket (no online ordering, fancy stores needed!).
  • Christmas Catch Up and Basic Cookie Dough Recipe
    The perfect basic cookie dough that can be transformed into every variation – chocolate chip (of course), oatmeal raisin, double chocolate chip…and more!
  • Thanksgiving Countdown and Prep
    Adapted version of Smitten Kitchen’s pumpkin bread. So delicious and a must for Thanksgiving dinner!
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)
    Chicken Tortilla Soup made in the Instant Pot or slow cooker may just be your new favorite, healthy, budget -friendly, easy meal. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy.
  • Pumpkin Blondies with White Chocolate Chips
    Pumpkin white chocolate chip blondies are full of fall flavor and creamy white chocolate chips. Perfect for game day or as a simple dessert.
  • Fall This and That
    Happy Fall! This fall has been busier than ever. This post I will share a few short updates on what I have been cooking, where I have been going and a few fall items I purchased that I am loving. Grab a pumpkin/apple spiced beverage…
  • Care package chocolate chip cookies
    Thick, chewy chocolatey chip cookies that are easy to make and transport well are perfect for college student care packages.
  • Classic Clam Chowder + Weekend Wrap Up
    Taste the ocean in this creamy and delicious traditional clam chowder. This version uses fresh clams but you can substitute canned if need be.
  • No-Bake Energy Bites
    These super simple energy bites are perfect for anytime whether it be a mid day pick-me-up or a post workout snack. They are easy to make and taste delicious!
  • Lentil Vegetable Soup
    Easy lentil vegetable soup is chock full of nutrition and taste. Simple to modify to make vegan as well. Enjoy on a cold day or anytime you need some comfort food.
  • Easiest strawberry shortcake recipe
    Crumbly shortbread topped with red ripe strawberries (with a hint of sugar) and fresh whipped cream…the perfect spring dessert.
  • Favorite Blueberry Cauliflower Spinach Smoothie
    Packed with anti-aging, superfood ingredients, this is my go-to smoothie for a late breakfast every day. While of course it is healthy, it is also delicious!
  • Catching up and a yummy roasted leeks recipe
    Hi there. Goodness, it has been a whirlwind. In addition to being away for Spring break (college tours) I have been underwater at work, and the home improvement continues with the deck being painted this week. So my poor little blog has not been getting…
  • Lentil and Quinoa Chili in the Slow Cooker
    A delicious, healthy vegetarian chili that is full of superfoods, lentils and quinoa that cooks up easily in the slow cooker.
  • Instant Pot (no soak) White Bean and Ham soup
    No soak Instant pot white bean and ham soup is easy, fast (no soaking the beans!) and delicious. It also freezes and reheats well so make a batch for lunch, supper or when you need it.
  • Perfect Slow Cooker Pot Roast
    Happy Monday! Did you enjoy the big game? I fell asleep after eating waaaay too many chips and queso as well as stuffing myself with my delicious (if I do say so) buffalo dip. I am not much of a football fan but I am…
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Cake with Nutella Frosting
    A spectacular cake for any occasion. Buttery hazelnut layers with chocolate hazelnut Nutella frosting. Enjoy the accolades!
  • My Favorite Gingerbread Cookies Recipe
    Hi there! Today I am sharing my favorite gingerbread cookie recipe.  The cookies have the perfect mix of warming spices and are soft in the center, but crispy on the outside.   We love to use our favorite cookie cutters and then decorate with sprinkles…
  • Pillowy Soft Sugar Cookies
    We love to decorate cookies for Christmas, Valentines and pretty much any holiday or celebration. Sugar cookies are a natural go-to recipe but through the years I have found most recipes result in crispy or even hard cookies. This recipe tweaks the standard sugar cookie…
  • Best ever sliders with caper mayo
    Our holiday card and the best ever slider recipe with caper mayo
  • The Best Buffalo Chicken Dip in the Slow Cooker
    Buffalo dip is everyone’s favorite dip for any tailgate or gathering. It is also great for après ski appetizers as it is hearty and warm which is always welcome after a day on the slopes.
  • Christmas Tree Cutting Tailgate Menu
    Christmas tree cutting tailgate menu and planning + how to make the most of what is sure to be an annual tradition.
  • Fresh Cranberry Sauce
    Fresh homemade cranberry sauce recipe
  • Our Thanksgiving Menu
    The Sunday’s Bread Thanksgiving Menu and the recipe for the best-ever home made stuffing with celery and leeks.
  • One Bowl Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
    One bowl pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting are full of fall flavor, moist, delectable and please a crowd.
  • 5 Ways To Make Frozen Pizza Taste Like Take Out (at a Fraction of the Cost)
    5 ways to make frozen pizza taste like your favorite take out (at a fraction of the cost!)
  • Fall Weekend Wrap Up + Apple Crisp
    The weather was gorgeous this past weekend, and we did a second round of apple picking at our favorite orchard which made the most delicious apple crisp (recipe below!). Friday I realized that I had dozens of eggs in the fridge (don’t ask) and decided…
  • Fall Weekend Wrap Up + Pumpkin Crisp
    We had beautiful, crisp weather in the New York area this weekend. The weekend was full of cooking autumn dinners and dessert (pumpkin crisp recipe to follow!). I also tackled organizing the bathroom top to bottom so will be sharing that as well. Of course…
  • Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas and Tahini Dressing
    Crispy roasted chickpeas are healthy and add texture to any salad or dish. They are also vegetarian, vegan and gluten free so will satisfy a number of diet requirements. I love them on kale salad with tahini lemon dressing as well as an easy, healthy snack.
  • HomeMade Salted Caramel Sauce (No Thermometer Required)
    Delicious no thermometer required salted, caramel sauce! So good, so easy and an amazing topping for desserts! Enjoy.
  • Apple Crisp Bars with Salted Caramel Drizzle
    Addictive apple crisp in bar form drizzled with homemade salted caramel. Your perfect solution for tailgate, picnic, potluck fall dessert!
    Sunday’s Bread series on the best fall 2020 cooking, recipes and decorating.
  • Instant Pot Chicken Curry
    Instant Pot Chicken Curry has tender chunks of chicken in a creamy, savory sauce. Best part? It is on the table in 30 minutes flat!
  • Potato Salad Recipe (No Mayo)
    Tender new potatoes tossed in an herby, French-style vinaigrette make a great side dish. The method described here will eliminate watery, mushy potatoes (so often common in potato salad).
  • Camping and the Best Mediterranean Pasta Salad
    Tri-color pasta salad features a creamy Caesar & pesto dressing, and has plenty of fresh basil, tomatoes and sliced olives. It is perfect for cookouts, pot lucks or as a side and takes a mere 20 minutes to prepare.
  • Easy Thai Green Curry with Shrimp and Noodles
    Thai Shrimp Curry with Noodles strikes the perfect note between the silky-creaminess of the curry sauce, and a touch of heat from the spices. Easy-to-make and versatile too as you can switch up the vegetables depending on what is in season (or what you have on hand). Make it vegetarian if you prefer by replacing the shrimp with tofu. Delicious for dinner and refrigerates well for left-overs.
  • Blueberry Crumble Bars
    Blueberry Crumble Bars feature tangy blueberries atop a buttery, shortbread crust. Delicious for dessert or breakfast (or anytime!).
  • The Best Pumpkin Bread
    Tender quick bread is full of pumpkin spice flavor and is the taste (and smell of fall!). Enjoy for breakfast or anytime as a snack.