caramelized onion, apple, and cocoa chili

Caramelized Onion, Apple, and Cocoa Chili

October Kicks off Apple and Chili Month A few weeks ago, I started brainstorming which recipe I’d like to feature for October. I often use food holiday calendars when brainstorming ideas but was torn choosing between apples or chili as a theme. Both bring fantastic flavor to the table, and the more I thought about …

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pumpkin spice pancakes

Fluffy Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Welcoming Back Pumpkin If you’ve gone shopping at all the past month, you may have noticed pumpkin has once again emerged from the flavor vault. When pumpkin spice hits store shelves, people’s eyes grow large with excitement, or their shoulders sink at the thought of summer’s end. If you’ve found yourself reading this article, you’re …

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stuffed mushrooms

Mouth-Watering Herb and Mozarella Stuffed Mushrooms

Welcoming Back Fall Flavors Fall is one of my favorite times of the year in New England. The air turns crisp and into a freshness you can feel as you walk outside in the morning. Leaves across the region transform into vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow. Local farmers have also started to harvest …

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The Ultimate Espresso Martini

The Rebirth of a Classic When you hear the word history, what comes to mind? Some of you may wince from the memory of textbooks, exams, and date recollection. Yet, looking beyond the pages, history becomes a fluid experience we are immersed in constantly. History evolves into a living, breathing time capsule when focusing on …

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Peach Mint Ice Cream

Celebrate National Peach Month It’s hard to believe that July is already drawing the curtains. Summer is in full swing, with beaches packed on weekends and temperatures soaring. While not everyone is a fan of the heat, there is one fruit we can all appreciate currently in season: peaches! The fuzzy stone fruit is a healthy …

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Modified Food Starch Benefits

When shopping for ingredients, I purchase as many fresh, natural, or minimally processed ingredients as possible. Therefore, the word “modified” in the title may seem a little contradictory. Before you raise an eyebrow, though, hear me out! In this instance, the word modified isn’t as bad or artificial as it sounds. Modified food starch is …

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fresh berries

Give Berries Extra Life this Summer

Berry Season is Here! Nothing beats the flavor of fresh berries, especially during the summer season. They’re the perfect snack, addition to a yogurt cup, baking, and even summer cocktail ingredient! While fresh varieties do offer the best flavor, the cost is higher than frozen. When there’s a great sale, buying in bulk is tempting, …

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rice cakes

Why Rice Cakes are the Ultimate Snack

My Secret Weapon for Healthy Snacking If you’re as much of a foodie like me, creating a healthy balance between guilty pleasures and healthy eating is a needed balance. Thankfully, companies are making a wider variety of better-for-you food options. Choices include portion-controlled packaging, added fresh food options, and simple changes such as the ingredients. …

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iced tea

Celebrate Iced Tea Month This June!

Iced Tea is the MVP Summer Beverage What comes to mind when thinking about some of your favorite recipes? Comfort foods like pizza, mac n’ cheese, Italian, or Chinese food may jump out. For others, recipes surface in their memory that reminds them of home or childhood. Recipes from your past can become more than …

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