Wine Riot, South End Boston

I had a true “Saturday Don’t Matter Day” this weekend. Never heard of it? Neither had I. From my understanding, and experience, it’s when you drink, eat, spend and do whatever you want on a Saturday, because it doesn’t matter. Cool. Starting out at brunch (at The Beehive, of course), and then the browsing around…

SoWa Open Market

Boston’s South End is now one of the nicest, best places to get the real Boston feel. However it wasn’t always like this, and cities remember histories. However, spiraling off of the area’s artistic culture, the South End is known for Boston’s largest open market from April to October every year, and a few seasonal…

Pasta and Broccoli – Carb Queen Part 3

This week I NEEDED pasta. I know what you’re thinking, “Okay you wanted pasta.” No, no, no, I really mean that I needed it. It wasn’t just any normal craving, it was my carb queen craving. However, I was running low on regular ingredients for a pasta dish, and I didn’t want to be super…

Cooking has Been Hard…

Ugh, this blog has been hard to keep up with the last two weeks and that’s partially because I haven’t been cooking enough. I love to cook, as you know, but I’ve been so lazy recently so I’ve found some fun and relatively “healthy” frozen meals. My personal recent favorite? Amy’s organic mac’n’cheese. What do…

Favorite Food Network Show

Alright everyone, if you’re on this site I’m sure you watch the Food Network. Maybe not as much as I do (cause believe me that’s a LOT), but it’s definitely on your regular channel scroll, am I right? My favorite Food Network show is Chopped. The excitement of what’s in the basket, the creative delivery,…

Tasty Videos

Does anyone else watch these from bed in the morning? just me? check them out on Facebook – and here’s a fun meatball video ­čÖé

Trader Joes Frozen Oatmeal

I am always looking for easy, filling, and protein filled breakfasts. The key word there is EASY. I don’t always have time to make eggs or protein pancakes, but have any of you seen this frozen steelcut oatmeal from Trader Joes? 2 minutes, stir, add some fruit and almonds and YUM!

Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Alright, I LOOOOVE veggie burgers (almost as much as I love regular beef burgers), but they’re often too pricey and rarely go on sale (unless I’m missing something – help a girl out!) I had some black beans left over and found this GREAT recipe online for black bean burgers that are easy to make…

The Charcuterie Board

I bet most of you know what this is, but as I learned from my mother, not everyone knows there is a term for that wonderful array of meats, cheeses, jams, dried fruits, mustards…nuts…um, I can keep going… It’s one of my favorite things to enjoy at a restaurant when not super hungry: a glass…

Homemade Pasta Sauce and Meatballs

Alright, I’ve been slacking a little bit with my blog recipes but that’s because finding the time to cook can be a challenge. Today I’m going to step it up with a how-to instructional post on how to make my family’s pasta sauce and meatballs, because as a 100% Italian it does not get any…

Beehive

I mention in my previous post that my parents came to town. It was so fun showing them how their old stomping grounds have changed and┬áhearing how it used to be, but the most fun was bringing them to areas that they had really never been to! For example, the South End. 30 years ago…

Committee

Continuing my restaurant tour of Boston, I went to Committee in Seaport for lunch on Friday with my parents. All I have to say is, WOW! The lunch menu┬áhas anything you could want from share-ables (dips galore) and a┬álight course (salads), to more filling dishes like shrimp and risotto or a lamb burger. It was…