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The Gift of Homemade Chicken Stock

by Maggie Battista
The Gift of Homemade Chicken Stock

I bet you think this is going to be a story about chicken stock. Don’t be silly. Just because you see pretty images of carrots and fennel and onions and celery and actual chicken stock doesn’t mean I’m going to write about chicken stock. Instead, I’m going to tell you that it’s stock season and

What We’re Loving: Party Dips to Please a Crowd

by Kate H. Knapp
What We’re Loving: Party Dips to Please a Crowd

Ok, here goes. I am not, nor have I ever been, a football fan (please don’t hate me). I am, however, a huge fan of any excuse to bring people together and eat, which is why I tend to like sporting events like the Superbowl. I mean, what’s not to like? Friends gather together over a variety of finger

In Maggie’s Kitchen: Jam Tarts, Valentine’s “Care” Packages, and How I Live What I Love​

by Maggie Battista
In Maggie’s Kitchen: Jam Tarts, Valentine’s “Care” Packages, and How I Live What I Love​

Hey there, Welcome to Monday. The weekend was a quick blur but it looks like we’ve got a couple extra days off coming, in the northeast anyway. What the weather folks are calling a “potentially historic blizzard” is set to cover the northeastern United States and, honestly, I could use a little time nestled on

What We’re Loving: Pick-Me-Up Comfort Foods

by Amy Feiereisel
What We’re Loving: Pick-Me-Up Comfort Foods

It must be something about the holidays, or January, or the fact that we all had to leave warm, cozy kitchens for the real world, but everyone (including me!) seems to have something. Sniffles, colds, or just feeling a little under the weather… something. The sub-zero temperatures aren’t helping, I imagine. But what can help

Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Meyer Lemons, Sweet Potato Bar, Coconut Love and Food Gift Links

by Maggie Battista
Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Meyer Lemons, Sweet Potato Bar, Coconut Love and Food Gift Links

Good morning, lovelies, This Monday memo is short and sweet. I need some sunshine and my guess is you may, too. Here’s a bright pop of yellow and some thoughts and links to wake you up … good morning! Meyer Lemons: ‘Tis the season for floral, almost heady lemons and I handled my big batch

Cranberry and Cocoa Nibs Morning Muffins

by Denise Woodward
Chocolate and Pomegrante Muffins

January is for lighter eating, apparently. But I say, go big or go home with these fresh, bright, crunchy muffins. With a pat of butter or even a swirl of tangy yogurt and chewy honey spread in between muffin halves, they’ll make your morning right. -Maggie They say the most important meal of the day

Coq au Vin a la Partridge: Pot-Roasted with Sausage and Cider and Ready for a Downton Abbey Inspired Supper

by Sean St. John
Coq au Vin a la Partridge: Pot Roasted with Sausage & Cider

Take a fine moment to consider Sean’s brilliant take on Coq Au Vin that actually has no Vin at all. It’s a bit of fowl stewed with hard cider, two styles of sausages (including chorizo) and beans. If partridge isn’t for you, find a bird that suits you and get to pot-roasting, stat. This dish

Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Good Food Recipes, Mustard Butter, French Fry Secrets and a Redesign

by Maggie Battista
Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Good Food Recipes, Mustard Butter, French Fry Secrets and a Redesign

Hey there friends, Happy brand new week. To get ready for it, I’ve made a pot of quinoa, a big batch of black bean soup and a first-attempt at cashew milk. So, yes, it’s been a pretty great weekend and all the time in the kitchen gives me great focus. Here are some other things

Homemade Grenadine Syrup

by Angela Brown
Homemade Pomegranate Grenadine Syrup

My home cocktail bar is filled with my favorite small batch gin, vodka, tequila, rum, whiskey, bourbon and rye — say that fives times fast! I keep several compliments like vermouth and various fruit-flavored liquors. And, in addition to homemade simple syrup (1 part water to 1 part sugar) and various bitters, there’s always, always

Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Ireland, Chocolate, Clementine Recipes, and Life-Changing Crackers

by Maggie Battista
Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Ireland, Chocolate, Clementine Recipes

Hello friends, Don’t you just love that it’s 2015!? Sometimes, I need a good excuse to start fresh and that’s just what I’m doing right this very moment, while gobbling down a thick slice of this coffee cake from a friend. I’m going to keep today’s memo short and jam-packed with links for your new

What We’re Loving: Healthy Lunches

by Rachel Wilson
What We’re Loving: Healthy Lunches

If November is the month for pies, December is definitely the month for cookies. When I was growing up, one of the best holiday surprises was finding a cookie plate on our doorstep that had been dropped off by a friend or neighbor. Now that I’m an adult, there is nothing I love more than

Happy New Year and Cranberry Vanilla Syrup Cocktails

by Maggie Battista
Happy New Year and Cranberry Vanilla Syrup Cocktails

Well, folks, it’s been a year. It’s been the sort of year that teaches you loads about yourself — what you love to do, what you don’t love so much, and where your sweet spot really is. The holiday pop-up was a revelation — it was so much fun for me! I loved hearing your

Five Reasons to Love Share Boards (and What’s a Share Board?)

by Maggie Battista
Share Boards: Why I Love Them and YOU Should Too

As we head into the last celebration of 2014, I wanted to gush for a moment on what you probably call cheese plates or meat plates or some-plate-filled-with-cheese-and-meat-and-crackers-and-such. I now affectionately call them “Share Boards” — because they always end up being big boards or entire tables filled with anything delicious upon which we all

Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Oyster Stew, Biscuits, Meyer Lemon Jam, Green Apple Mignonette and New Years

by Maggie Battista
Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: XXXXX

Hey there, I love that 2014 is coming to a close. It was a great year, but the opportunity for a fresh start — a blank canvas, a new year, a new you — is most certainly hard to pass up. It’s just the excuse we all need, if you need one, to try a

What We’re Loving: Dishes for a New Year’s Eve Dinner Party

by Rachel Wilson
What We’re Loving: New Year’s Eve Dinner Parties

I love going out on New Year’s Eve – partaking in champagne, revelry, noisemakers … did I mention champagne? My husband and I have stayed home for the past two years, however, and that has been pretty great, as well. Hosting a New Year’s fete in our home allows us to spend meaningful time with

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