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How to Make Dried Orange Slices at Home

Finding Inspiration in Winter <p>If I ever need recipe inspiration, browsing the farmers market can help spark ideas. It’s a great way to support local farms and have access to the best seasonal flavors. However, in New Hampshire, access to local fruits and vegetables is limited during the winter. It may not be regionally local, but citrus season is booming in the south, offering the best flavors and seasonal varieties. This time of the year, oranges […]

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homemade simple syrup

Homemade Simple Syrup is an Easy Way to Make Gourmet Coffee

Step Up Your Coffee and Cocktail Game If one of your resolutions this year is to trim your expenses, making your daily coffee at home is a great savings hack. Even though homebrewed coffee saves money, you may miss how your local coffee shop makes your order. Before you cave and head to the drive-thru, homemade simple syrup can take your coffee to the next level!</p> <h2>Simple Syrup is a Staple Ingredient</h2> <p>Simple syrup, or liquid

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roasted chili lime pumpkin seeds

Chili Lime Pumpkin Seeds are The Best Halloween Snack

Pumpkin Carving Is as Messy as It Is Nostalgic Why does carving a pumpkin so easily cast a spell over kids and adults alike? In the back of our minds, we know that it’s a process which can be messy. But once your design glows to life, it makes the carving, scooping, and cleanup worth it. But if you discard the seeds during the cleanup, you’re missing out on the best part of carving a

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pumpkin hummus

Pumpkin Hummus Is the Best Fall Veggie Dip

Homemade Dips Can be Easy Over the past decade, grocery stores have been focusing heavily on offering convenient meals at an affordable price. Stocking a wide range of pre-cut ingredients and ready-to-cook meals saves time at home, and who doesn’t want more of that? But sometimes, I wonder if that convenience makes us forget how easy and affordable it can be to cook from scratch at home. One of those money-saving recipes is homemade hummus.

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pumpkin spice

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Is An Easy Money Saver

Fall Flavors Have Officially Taken Over If you’ve visited any retail store within the last three weeks, you may have noticed that fall has (not so subtly) taken over. The days of watermelon and fresh berries have ended, only to be replaced by apple, caramel, and the reigning champion, pumpkin spice. While I fully support loading up on fall flavors the day they hit the shelves, there’s a fall staple you may not want to

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frozen berry margaritas

Frozen Berry Margaritas Are The Best Summer Cocktail

Refresh Your Summer with Frozen Berry Margaritas! I don’t want to jinx it, but we’re finally getting a break from the rainy stretch we’ve had in New England. The last few days have been warm, sunny, and perfect evenings for dinner and drinks on the patio. One of my go-to cocktails during the summer is a margarita on the rocks or frozen for a refreshing variation. Made with tequila, triple sec, and lime juice, margaritas

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fig and prosciutto flatbread

Fig and Prosciutto Flatbread Is an Easy Date Night Meal!

Gourmet Dinners Don’t Have to Be Complicated  What comes to mind when you hear the word gourmet? Some may think of high-end restaurants with a waiting list or expensive ingredients like truffles and caviar. And when it comes to making gourmet food, you’ll probably think of complex recipes with many steps. While gourmet food can have those elements, they are unnecessary for an unforgettable meal! What can make a meal gourmet is a dish that

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blueberry goat cheese pizza

Blueberry Goat Cheese Flatbreads Make Gourmet Dinners Easy

Gourmet Meals Don’t Need to Take All Night Being a food blogger, it goes without saying that I enjoy making meals from scratch. There’s nothing more satisfying than making each element from scratch and tasting the final result once plated. But I’m also human and work a full-time job outside of blogging. Some nights I barely have time to wash and fold laundry, let alone make a meal from scratch. To save time, I’ll make

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baileys and espresso cupcakes

Baileys and Espresso Cupcakes Are An Easy Crowd Pleaser

Gourmet Desserts Shouldn’t Be Complicated If you’ve ever created a dinner party menu, you know it can be stressful. You want to create dishes that are memorable, but also easy to make for your time budget. When hosting a party, I plan at least one course that will create a “wow” effect without needing to spend hours in the kitchen. And while that effect can be created with flavors or presentations, I try to incorporate both

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s'mores charcuterie board

S’mores Charcuterie Boards Will Make You a Camping Legend

Say Goodbye to Old Fashioned S’mores <p>If you’re planning camping trips this summer, there’s a good chance that graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows will be on your food shopping list. And if not, it should be. After all, when spending a weekend under the stars and you have a sweet tooth, nothing beats a S’more’s sweetness (and gooiness). Now, there’s nothing wrong with following the traditional S’mores recipe. But why hold yourself back when you

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