Good Eats and Sweet Treats from My Small Boston Kitchen
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Roasted Pear Ginger Oatmeal Muffins

I come from a family that loves spending time in the kitchen. Growing up we rarely had take-out meals, instead enjoying a fresh home cooked meal most nights of the week. I realize now how spoiled I was to have grown up that way, but I’m so grateful I did because it instilled in me this great love for food and cooking. Now whenever I go back home to visit my family, we continue the tradition of cooking and eating together. I, of course, love baking the most, and my parents are both really good at creating savory dishes (though my Mom’s a great baker as well, can’t discount that!), so we often have the perfect balance of sweet and savory dishes to go around. (more…)

Blueberry Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Pancakes with Maple Butter Syrup

I can’t believe it’s already SRC time again – this past month just FLEW! Kevin and I have been spending the vast majority of each weekend lately out at open houses, and man oh man, it really eats up our time! It’s certainly fun, but also makes it feel like we no longer have real weekends. All worth the cause though, right?! That’s what I keep telling myself. Now let’s get down to business, shall we? It’s SRC time! (more…)

Fig Corn Muffins

This past week was a tough one. I haven’t posted since early in the morning on Marathon Monday, I haven’t been able to gather thoughts in an appropriate manner, and it wasn’t the time for fun new recipe posts anyway. For those of you also in the Boston area, I hope you made it through the week safe and sound, and that you are gradually getting back into the swing of things. I can definitely say it’s a relief to be returning to normal, though I wish we’d never had to endure that week and those horrific events in the first place. (more…)

Oatmeal Muffins with Raisins, Dates and Walnuts

Muffins are such a wonderful breakfast treat. If done right, they are so satisfying and delicious, plus they come in individual portions, which means I can have one to myself and I don’t have to share 🙂 There’s this small bakery/cafe in the South End of Boston, close to the gym Kevin and I go to, and we always stop there on Saturdays after a long week of gym visits. It might seem counter-intuitive to go and indulge right after we’ve busted our butts at the gym, but it’s always such a welcome reward, and since we go just once a week – it’s totally okay, right? (more…)

Flour Bakery Sticky Buns

Flour Bakery Sticky Buns. You’ve probably heard of these, or had them at least once. And if you’ve had them once, you’ve probably had them many times, because they are just that good. Joanne Chang is a veritable culinary genius, cranking out some of the best pastries in this city – or really, some of the best I’ve had. I’ve cooked from her Flour Bakery Cookbook many, many times in the past, but have always been a bit daunted by these beauties.


Panettone French Toast

My experience with panettone is limited. I remember once a couple of years ago, my parents bought a loaf  in the North End during a holiday sale, and left it sitting around their house for weeks. Me being myself with a serious inquisitive side when it comes to food, I unpacked it and tried a few bites – didn’t want it to go to waste! I was surprised to find I loved it, and promptly devoured it over the next couple of days. I don’t even like candied fruit rinds,  so I never expected to like it, but something about the lighter-than-air texture was so appealing and impossible to resist. Since then, I hadn’t tried panettone again, until this year. (more…)

Pumpkin Spice Granola

It seems things on this blog/in my life have gotten a bit backed up as of late… it’s that time of year, I guess? I started a new job in July working in marketing (social media) for a couple of retail stores, and when they told me the holidays were busy – well that was an understatement. I’ve also been writing a food and entertaining blog for work, so my own blog has been a bit neglected. It’s so sad to me, because I miss it so much, but I know I’ll get back into the swing of things… it just might not be util the new year. (more…)

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