Good Eats and Sweet Treats from My Small Boston Kitchen

Chocolate Fudge Swirled Lemon Ricotta Tart

Happy Summer, friends! Can you believe we’re already three weeks deep in June? If anyone knows how to slow down the remaining weeks of summer, I will gladly overnight you a giant batch of your favorite cookies in exchange for your secrets. All jokes aside, we’ve been blessed with the most magnificent weather the past couple of weeks, and while my gardens could really use some rain, the sunshine and blue skies do wonders for mood demeanor. (more…)


Chocolate Chip Brownie Swirled Cookies (Brookies!)

Well hello there! Remember me? I’ve been gone a while this time, I know. Still haven’t managed to hit the perfect balance with time management, and as usually happens, blog land quiets down quite a bit when I feel the overwhelm coming on. Throw trying to launch a new business into the usual mix of a busy life, and free time becomes a thing of the past. I attended an awesome conference last week with 1,000 Boston Business Women, and one of the major takeaways for me was you can’t really have it all. Sure, you can have most of it, but trying to have everything only leaves you stressed, overwhelmed, and sleep deprived. (more…)


Margaritas Revisited

My love affair with Mexican food goes way back. I frequent my favorite local standbys often (we have a Tenoch location about a mile from my house, which is both the best and worst thing ever), but also love checking out different spots. I visited the Waltham Margaritas for a fun blogger event last year, and just had a chance to check out the Nashua location a few weeks ago. (more…)


Peanut Butter, Reese’s Cup, and S’Mores Loaded Brownies

As a dessert lover, I don’t discriminate. I love virtually all desserts, but I definitely have my favorites. A crispy-on-the-edges-chewy-on-the-inside chocolate chip cookie is one of them, and fudgy brownies are another. These fudgy brownies get an extra special treatment, because not only is the brownie base delicious and decadent, but it’s loaded with some pretty outrageous fillings, too. (more…)


Chocolate Orange Challah Bread Pudding

You know what’s totally out of this world incredible? Bread pudding. You know what’s one of the best flavor combinations you could ever imagine? Chocolate and orange. You know what my favorite type of bread of all time is? Challah. Put them together and what’s the result? The best dessert in the whole wide world. (more…)


Boston Burger Company

When I want to really indulge, I often go for a burger and fries. First off, I’ll take any excuse I can get to eat french fries, but really, the combo is just so classic and comforting that it’s hard to go wrong. At restaurants I visit more than once, I often check out the burger offering, because I really think you can judge a restaurant on their overall skill and awesomeness by how the execute their burger. They’re also great because there are so many different styles and variations that it’s impossible to ever get bored with a burger. And at Boston Burger Company, different styles and variations are the name of the game. (more…)


Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

It’s a rare day that I share a non-sweet recipe around here, but as you can probably surmise, I do eat things that don’t include sugar. Cookies nourish the soul, but the rest of me needs far healthier forms of nourishment 🙂 I received a copy of The Perfect Portion Cookbook recently, and when perusing the recipes, decided to give something savory a try. I’m trying to add more bulk to my diet with extra veggies, but if you’re anything like me, eating vegetables in mass quantities is more of a chore than a pleasure. (more…)


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