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Crispy Baked Sausage Pizza Dumplings

In Boston’s Copley Square, a bronze public art installation recently caught my eye. It was the bronze “Tortoise and Hare” created by artist Nancy Schon (she also is the artist behind the “Make Way for Ducklings” installation in the Boston Public Garden), themed after Aesop’s fable and dedicated to Boston Marathon runners. Installed on May 19, 1993, it’s […]

Roasted Vegetable Pasta Toss

In the mid-2000s, when the drive to eat local was just heating up and terms like “100 mile diet” and “locovore” were entering the vernacular, I spent days decoding how feasible it would be to eat an entirely local diet in my then-home of Connecticut. The answer? Not easy. There weren’t many grains being grown […]

Simple Basil Vinaigrette

“What should we make,” my kids asked each other in the grocery store the other day. Tacos. Chicken. Rice. Macaroni and cheese. They pingponged between ideas before deciding on a pasta with diced tomatoes, chicken sausage and corn served with a cucumber salad. My daughter, who’s almost 8, and my son, who’s 10, are tasked […]