New Year, New Possibilities!

As any of my past readers know, my wife and I have recently relocated to Salem, MA. This move was one that we’ve wanted to make for a very long time, but the holidays brought up some emotions we hadn’t thought about. My wife has spent many holidays away from her family because of factors…

October Is For Apples

Fall means many things to different people, but for me it’s all about the apples. During this time of year, I can’t get enough of anything made with apples – cider, pie, turnovers, applesauce, butter, and the list just keeps going on. I love eating apples, but I’ve never picked apples. I know that sounds…

Salem, MA…It’s More Than Witch Trials

As I’ve said in some past blog posts, my wife and I recently relocated to Massachusetts. We are proud to call Salem home and it’s a place that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. This city is amazing and the founding signs say it all: “Founded in 1626.” Take a moment to think…

Bored? Time For A (Quick) Road Trip!

I don’t know about you, but there are times when I’m just bored. You’ve watched all the movies or shows that were on your “list of things to do” for the weekend, cleaned the house, and made sure the all of the other chores (yes, it’s just like when were all kids) are done, but…

Stocking Up on Blueberries in New Hampshire!

The great thing about living in New England is that everything is within driving distance – other states and even Canada can be a day trip from home. As I mentioned in my last post, my wife and I recently relocated to Massachusetts. Living in Delaware, I was used to picking or growing my own…

Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinner – Chicken and Broccoli Stromboli

As I’ve mentioned before, my wife and I are always on the lookout for quick and easy recipes for weeknight meals. Everyone loves pizza, but we often forget about the amazing and delicious cousin of pizza: stromboli! That’s right, it’s the goodness of pizza, but all wrapped up into a tasty crust, just asking to…

Travel Necessities (At Least For Me)

No matter if you’re traveling 20 minutes in a car or 5,000 miles on a plane, it’s important to be comfortable. Many people have convinced themselves that traveling today is not worth the trouble – from long security lines at the airport to gas that costs more per gallon than a Happy Meal (sad, but true)….

Lunch in Concord and Hiking at Minute Man National Historical Park

My wife and I recently had an out-of-town guest visiting for only three days and we wanted to make sure that we made the time count. Our friend had already visited Boston numerous times, but never had the opportunity to visit Concord, MA. Though it doesn’t have the flash of Boston, Concord is a beautiful…

Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinner – Grown Up Mac and Cheese

My wife and I don’t have children, but, like many people, we are busy during the week. Usually we cook delicious and healthy dinners together, but some nights you need something that can be put together in less than half an hour with ingredients you (should) have on hand. This is one of those recipes…

The Value of a Good Walk

I’ve been lucky enough to travel to a lot of beautiful places and to see sites that many people only dream of. My wife and I travel whenever we have the opportunity, but we’re always happy to (eventually) come home. Home is something that most of us take for granted – the place where dinner is…

How Did I Catch The Travel Bug? – Part 2

It’s been a while since I last had an opportunity to sit down and write a post, but it’s for a very good reason. It really is, I promise! My wife and I have been in the process of moving to a whole new place to start a new chapter for our family. She’s gotten…

My Mother-In-Law’s Green Chili

My mother-in-law came to visit the day after Christmas. I’m very lucky because we both really like each other and always have a great time when she visits, which is usually for a few weeks at a time. She’s very good about trying the “weird” stuff (as she calls it) that my wife and I make to…