Rosemary Pork and Shallot Apple Puffs

Rosemary Pork and Shallot Apple Puffs

I remember sitting on the floor of her bathroom, watching my mother unpack the pink compacts of Mary Kay cosmetics. I loved the way she wet the brush and applied a smoky blue shadow to her eyelids. She had a midnight hued dress, calf length with shoulder pads, cinched at the waist with a wide black belt and sensible… 

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How to Can Homemade Applesauce

How to Make and Can Homemade Applesauce

I have been canning for about six years now. Jellies, jams, tomatoes, applesauce, beets. Each time I pull out the water bath canner or pressure cooker, I am still in awe of the fact that preserving my own food is an option. We didn’t preserve food in my house growing up. We never had a… 

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The First Day of the Rest of Our Lives

I’ve been working on something for about a month now, that’s very personal, and very important to me. It could change not just my entire life, but the lives of my whole family. And it’s high time I told you about it, because I need your help to make it work. As most of our… 

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Kielbasa Sandwich

Today’s Sandwich: “The Polish Express” (Homemade)

Originally, I wanted to recreate a sandwich my parents used to make for me all the time when I was growing up: Polish kielbasa sausage, sliced horizontally, on white bread with onions and peppers. Only, I always opted to leave the onions and peppers off of my sandwich, instead applying mayonnaise liberally. Listen, I never… 

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes

It strikes me as a desperate and last minute, the marketing of myriad packaged pumpkin products. It’s been a common complaint in the atmosphere this year; the glut of boxed and bottled items on the shelves of our grocery stores. Of course pumpkin flavor is really that of warm spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice. Real,… 

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Baked Sweet Potato and Goat Cheese Wontons

Baked Sweet Potato and Goat Cheese Wontons

I have had two sweet potatoes from last week’s farmer’s market sitting on my counter for days. They’re a gorgeous pair, with a deep, rich coral color. They’ve been taunting me for a week, daring me to bake them with butter, cinnamon and mini marshmallows. I held strong though. I had big plans for these… 

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Spinach Bacon Artichoke Dip

Spinach Bacon Artichoke Dip

A notice would go home for make-up picture day sometime in late September. It was sent before picture day itself had even been mentioned or occurred. This piece of paper, like all dittos, would get crumpled up and bunched down into my backpack. As the dreaded day drew near I would become worried. What if… 

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Fall Farmers' Market-A Photo Story

Fall Farmers’ Market: A Photostory

Recently, I’ve been disconnected. Not in the fun, throw your phone off a cliff and live in a tent in your backyard for a month kind of way, but in a hazy “I’m in a funk” sort of way. I don’t think I am alone in this frame of mind. It’s part of our natural… 

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Lobster Rolls of New England

October Giveaway: “Lobster Rolls of New England”

Summer may be behind us, and a long, cold winter is right around the corner. Because we live most of our lives in extreme denial, we’re very pleased to be giving away a FREE copy of From Away contributor Sally Lerman’s new book, “Lobster Rolls of New England.” In it, Sally takes you on a… 

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