Tagged ‘recipes’

  • Fall Fare… Minus the Apples and the Pumpkin

    As we leave the heat of summer behind us and embrace the chillier fall breezes, our desire for all-things-autumn can’t help but escalate. The craze surrounding everything apple and pumpkin has reached an all-time high, with most recipes for fall including at least one of those two ingredients. But that is not all that fall has to offer us!

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  • Lemon Risotto with Peas and Scallions

    Recipe: Lemon Risotto with Peas and Scallions

    Summary: he sparkling taste of fresh lemon makes this risotto ideal springtime fare. I like to accompany it with roasted asparagus and warm crusty bread.

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  • The Lazy Woman’s Cake Ball

    GASP– Boxed cake mix promoted by a cookbook publisher! But there’s a reason; read on…

    I am definitely a dessert person—all of my friends and family will agree.  My motto is why eat something salty when there’s something sweet? Cake balls and cake pops have always been the perfect sugary cure for my sweet tooth. So when I first started interning at HCP a couple of months ago, Dede Wilson’s Cake Balls immediately caught my eye. I’d always bought the [overpriced] cake pops at Starbucks, but what took me so long to try making my own?

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  • Shake Up Your Salads with Vinaigrettes

    Salads often get a bad rap for being pretty boring. I get it, because I often think of salads as boring too, and normally only eat them as a starter when my mom insists on getting one as an appetizer and makes me eat half. I mean, why settle for a bowl of cold lettuce when you can have something a little tastier, like mini sliders or a flatbread?

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  • A Maine-iac’s Foodie Paradise

    I’m back from my week on the beautiful coast of Maine! I drove around the island, went to the beach, explored Portland, dug clams at low tide, climbed massive rocks on the beach, and ate way too much Maine food. Some of you may have followed my foodie saga via Instagram, but for those of you who want a refresher, here’s a play-by-play of everything I indulged in last week…

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  • Happy National Tequila Day!

    I don’t usually need an excuse to drink a margarita, especially during the hot months of summer, but lucky for me, July 24th is National Tequila Day– I now have a ready-made reason to go ahead and enjoy one guilt-free!

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  • How To Be Your Own Ice Cream Truck

    We are well into the heat of summer, and it is hot out! Maybe it’s just Boston (anyone else feeling this too?), but most days I am literally sweating as soon as I step outside of my apartment building. I usually love my long hair, but I have been seriously struggling with not taking scissors to it and giving myself a bob (I’m just too terrified of the wrath of my hairdresser if I were to do so).

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  • Getting Panini Happy

    I’m not quite sure of when it started, but I have recently become obsessed with panini. If I weren’t trying to eat a semi-balanced diet, I could literally have a panini for every single meal and be happy. I fully admit I made my mom buy a panini press for our house, and then made her buy me my own when I moved into my college apartment. It doubles as a grill, so not only can I make sandwiches on it, but I also can use it for grilling vegetables and meat without having to buy a full-sized grill… which I wouldn’t be able to afford anyway on account of being a poor grad student and living in small, rundown apartments with nowhere to put an outdoor grill…

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  • Best of the Web: 4th of July

    Can you believe it’s July already? Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like this summer has just been flying by! Anyone know where June went…?

    July means that my summer classes will be starting, but it also means time to celebrate America! If I’ve learned anything from watching the World Cup these past couple of weeks, it’s that Americans love showing off that red, white, and blue pride. And what better way is there to commemorate tomorrow’s holiday than by sporting those colors while serving up an outdoor BBQ followed, of course, by some fireworks? So don your American flag t-shirts and shorts, paint little flags and stars on your face, or dye your hair red, white, and blue– whatever it is you need to do to express your patriotism! I know that I’ll be showing it off through my food. Last week I put together a list of drinks that would be perfect complements to any 4th of July parties you might be having or attending, and today I rounded up some particularly patriotic appetizers, entrees, and desserts to accompany your feast… here are my choices for 4th of July’s Best of the Web!

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  • How To: Throw a 4th of July Picnic

    Red White & Blue 4th of July Cake Balls

    Red, White & Blue Cake Balls from Cake Balls by Dede Wilson

    This is my first Fourth of July in Boston, and I’m pretty psyched to watch the fireworks over the Charles River, listen to the Boston Pops play, and eat plenty of scrumptious, patriotic food. If you’re planning on spending your holiday outside, chowing down picnic-style like me, then you’re in luck. I’ve put together a special July 4th Picnic menu, from drinks and appetizers to dessert. Enjoy and have a safe and happy holiday!

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  • The Ultimate Summer Drink Guide

    With summer FINALLY in full swing and temperatures hitting the 80s in Boston, all I want to do is laze outside in the sun, enjoying barbeques and sipping on cool cocktails… well, and watch the World Cup and Wimbledon all day, but I digress.

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  • Beyond the Traditional Panini

    As a college student living in Boston on my own for the first time this summer, I have been tasked with cooking my own meals. I’ll be the first to admit that my palate far outmatches my ability to cook, but I am determined to try my best. With no dining halls or campus cafés to provide sustenance, my roommate and I are motivating each other to venture into the kitchen every once in a while.

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