Barb’s Cookies: The Secret-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

I almost didn’t want to post this recipe, since it is such a treasured one. Here’s why: 18 years ago, my family moved into a new house. The neighbors across the street, Bob and Barb, brought over housewarming cookies. They were so delicious that we asked for the recipe. We’ve since given a batch ofContinue reading “Barb’s Cookies: The Secret-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Drivin’ the Keys

Please excuse my tardiness in posting. I was driving down the Florida Keys this past week: And if you know me well, you know that the first thing I do when traveling is research where to eat. Cue: Sparky’s Landing, in Key Colony Beach, at US 1 mile marker 53.5. The mojitos were fresh, butContinue reading “Drivin’ the Keys”

Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I distinctly remember carving pumpkins as a child: the smell of the wet newspaper protecting the kitchen table, the rawness of your skin after hours digging around the orange goop, the sweet yet mild odor, the anticipation of putting a candle in the finished product, and the saltiness of baked pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin, like bananaContinue reading “Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Mamma Maria, Boston

For Mother’s Day, I treated my mom to a wine tasting tour of the North End. My whole family ended the tour with a spectacular dinner at Mamma Maria, which is one of my parent’s favorite restaurants. This was my first visit and from the impeccable service, to the fabulous food, I can’t wait toContinue reading “Mamma Maria, Boston”