Saturday, November 24, 2018

Beginnings: A Cookbook That's More Than Recipes

Local Food Rocks: Reading new cookbook Beginnings by ONTHEMARC

If you have a chef or a serious home cook in your life, boy do I have a gift idea for you. Marc Weber, founder of ONTHEMARC  in Stamford, CT has written his first book. It is a gorgeous celebration of food and the art of cooking.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book to facilitate this post. I received no other compensation and the opinions contained herein, are my own and reflect my experience with the products. Your own may differ. Also, this post contains an Amazon Affiliate link to the book, meaning I'll earn a little money if you purchase the book through the link.

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Butternut Squash Coconut Curry

Local Food Rocks: Butternut Squash Coconut Curry

Well, it's official. Connecticut had its first snowfall. I'm not ready yet, but I guess I have no choice, so might as well roll with it.

I don't know about you, but cold weather always makes me crave comfort foods that come in a bowl like soup, stew, chili, and curry.  We just love having a hearty bowl of something for dinner as we sit by a roaring fire. This recipe marries a butternut squash into a creamy, vegan coconut curry perfect for fireside dinners on a cold winter weather evening.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Apple Pie Spice Bread

This post is sponsored by RawSpiceBar

Start the Thanksgiving Day feast early with this apple pie spice breakfast bread. Apples and maple syrup provide just enough sweetness and Greek yogurt gives it a fluffy, spongy texture. It's easy to make and sure to please.

Disclosure: I received a free packet of spices from RawSpiceBar to facilitate this recipe. I received no other compensation for this post and the opinions contained herein, are my own and reflect my experience with the products. Your own may differ.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November 2018 Hot Spots + Special Events

Local Food Rocks: November 2018 Restaurant News

From restaurant guides to new places to try, here are a few tasty tidbits worth taking note of this month.

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Oatmeal Cookies


What do you do when it's a windy, rainy weekend? You bake. At least that's what I did this past Saturday. As the cold wind and rain pummeled the Fall landscape, it was warm and cozy inside our house with the scent of freshly baked chocolate peanut butter chip oatmeal cookies filling the air.

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Brat Burgers with German Red Cabbage

Local Food Rocks: Brat Burger with German Red Cabbage and Sweet Beer Mustard Sauce

Even though I pretty much consider myself an Italian girl, I am in fact, part German, among other things. (This may or may not explain my love of beer and meat.) Since September is Oktoberfest, I could not let it pass by without sharing a recipe that celebrates my German heritage.

Served on a pretzel bun, these pork burgers are seasoned just like bratwurst and topped with tangy German red cabbage (rotkohl), sauteed onions, and a sweet beer mustard sauce. This one recipe combines all of my favorite Oktoberfest food flavors into a burger form that, of course, pairs well with beer.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Apple Chia Muffins

Local Food Rocks: Apple Chia Muffins

Now that Fall is officially upon us, I am ready for all things pumpkin, apple, and spice. To mark the occasion and get the season started right  I felt it appropriate to share a Fall flavored breakfast idea. These Apple Chia Muffins are seriously some of the best-tasting muffins I have ever made, and are definitely some of the best looking.

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