Monthly Archives: April 2015

Egg Salad Sliders with Bacon

One year ago, I crossed the Piscataqua River Bridge into Maine for the first time. Driving up I-95, and then I-295 and I-95 again, the thought of trading southern New England, where I’d spent more than a decade, for Maine was a daunting idea. Back in Connecticut, we lived in a little house on a tree-lined […]

English Muffin Pizzas

In one of my earliest memories, I was probably 3 years old — maybe barely 4 — and I had woken up before my family, went down to the kitchen and decided I wanted my maple and brown sugar oatmeal right then. Being an independent, spirited young person, I found the oatmeal box and grabbed […]

Homemade Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

  In my life, there are a few constants: I am almost guaranteed to sleep well every other night. In the mornings, it’s a certainty that I will — often in rapid fire — ask my kids if they’ve brushed their teeth, filled their water bottles and remembered everything. And when the weather warms — like […]

Easy Roasted Asparagus

There is something to be said for simplicity. A fresh, still-warm vine-ripened tomato from my cousins’ organic farm in Connecticut drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and a bit of balsamic vinegar with a sprinkle of sea salt, for instance. Maybe it’s eaten outside, at the weathered picnic table steps away from the fields. Maybe it’s […]