Holiday Fun!

Saint Patty’s Day Shepherd’s Pie!

FollowFollowFollow Saint Patty’s Day Shepherd’s Pie!   Saint Patty’s Day is coming and I like to make a nice dinner to celebrate.  One year, I made the mistake of serving corned beef and cabbage and needless to say, the kids were just not into it.  So, since then, I whip up a Shepherd’s pie because everyone loves meat and potatoes.  It’s simple to prepare, only requires a pot and a pan and also tastes great the next day.  Happy Saint...

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FollowFollowFollow HAZELNUT CAKE TRUFFLES   I am probably in a very small minority but I’m not a huge fan of boxed Valentine’s chocolates.  I’m not saying I turn them away as that would be just crazy. However, when the big day of amore comes around, I much prefer some delicious baked chocolate confections.     This year, I decided to make cake pops.  Well, not really. I’ve made them in the past and find the “pop” part to be...

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Valentine’s Day Whoopie Pie Recipe

Photo Credit: John Lee/John Lee Pictures You’ll be head over heels for these nostalgic cakes! Love is in the air and Valentine’s day is right around the corner. Dazzle your sweethearts and do Cupid’s work yourself with these delicious whoopie pies from ONTHEMARC Events’ pastry chef, Jim Eckler. We don’t know about you, but we’d prefer cake over arrows any day of the week.  These petite treats are a pleasure to eat and super fun to...

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I Dip, You Dip, We Dip. Superbowl Dips from Anna Gass

FollowFollowFollow Superbowl Sunday Eats!  When I dip, you dip, we dip   Superbowl is right around the corner and we’re ALL looking for some good eats.  I am not embarrassed to admit, I only come to the Superbowl party for the food, I love food.  Football…well, not so much. So, because my  “goal” for Superbowl Sunday is some delicious munchies, I try to come up with new and creative items for the big day.  No sad plastic...

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Introducing, Paper Greats!

Pretty Paper Goods That Will Give You Back Time   On the website for their new paper goods company, Paper Greats, CT-based founders Heather Terry and Selina Fletcher write: “Life is short—let us take something off of your plate and put it on ours.” You don’t have to ask us twice—and we’re already huge fans of their recycled, recyclable and compostable (read: eco-friendly) paper trays, cups and notepads. As moms, disposable paper...

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Give the Gift of Self-Care & Wellness to Your Valentines 💕

Looking for unique gifts that you can pick-up locally? Enter Inner Light, our favorite infrared sauna spot. In addition to the sauna services, Inner Light offers a wellness boutique. We’ve tapped owner & founder Kelly Ingraham (who’s a twin mama and Darien native) to put together a few of her favorite gift offerings in the shop. What we love is that their selection of skincare, body care, books, crystals and more are...

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