Healthy Scones? They DO Exist!

Like most people, my weekday morning breakfast usually consists of something simple and fast (I like peanut butter Puffins…don’t judge!). But the weekends are for relaxed breakfasts with bottomless cups of coffee and endless conversation. As I’ve shared before, I’m a sucker for a good scone (see Easy & Delicious Scones Anyone Will Love). I’m…

Fig, Goat Cheese, and Serrano Ham Flatbreads

One of my wife’s favorite things is the Dalmatian fig spread you can buy in stores. She loves it on crackers with cheese. I wanted to come up with an easy dinner that could somehow incorporate this favorite ingredient, and I think I’ve done it. These flatbreads will appeal to a wide audience with homemade…

Getting Back To The Things That Bring Me Joy

It’s been about a year since I last sat down to write something for myself. I write each day for my job, but to sit down and create something for myself can be very difficult at times. This is going to change – I’m trying to get my priorities back in order – and I’m…

Weekend Blueberry Corn Cakes

As we climb out of the winter here in New England, I’m starting to get really excited about the warm weather and delicious foods that are awaiting me throughout the months ahead – strawberries, sweet corn, apples, blueberries, and the list goes on and on. I love to make pancakes on the weekends for my…

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

It’s been a while since I had a chance to sit down and write on this blog. It’s not due to a lack of ideas or ambition, but just from a lack of time. It’s that idea of time that really inspired me as I looked at the calendar on my office wall and prepared…

The Simple Things – Homemade Vanilla Extract

Time has flown by since my last blog post and I feel as though I’ve neglected each of you. It’s been an extremely busy first half of summer with a new job and lots of errands courtesy of my wife. But all of that’s given me time to think lately about the simple things that…

Creamy Asparagus Pasta with Lemon

It’s always fun to find new and delicious recipes to try. One that I found was for pasta with asparagus puree & lemony ricotta posted on The Rustic Plate. The original recipe is delicious, but I have a habit of always wanting to make a recipe my own. I reworked the recipe into something that I think…

Even More To Do In Salem, MA

Back in September 2014, I wrote about some of the places that my wife and I have come to love in Salem since we moved here in the spring of that same year (Salem, MA…It’s More Than Witch Trials). I had mentioned at the end of the posting that I would be providing updates on new…

Easy & Delicious Scones Anyone Will Love

Baked goods are delicious pieces of heaven. With the wide variety of textures and flavors to choose from the world’s cultures, it’s hard to find a favorite. One of my all-time favorites has to be the traditional British scone. They don’t have to be fancy (although it doesn’t hurt), but they have to be done right…

Naan Pizza

Meat Free Mondays have been a mainstay in our home for a while and we’re always looking for new recipes to try, but sometimes we just create them ourselves. My wife made the suggestions that turned into this “pizza” and we were very happy with the results. It’s also much healthier than a traditional pizza…