Shrimp, Leek & Spinach Pasta

This recipe was inspired by Real Simple’s pasta recipe (see link at the bottom). I tried the original recipe and it was very bland. This recipe needed to be amped up and I think I found the way: garlic, butter, cheese and wine…gee…all of my favorite things. The dish is not exactly the most healthy…

Testing Out Blue Apron

Blue Apron….thankfully it was a gift… So my beautiful, talented and funny friend Soley gave me a gift certificate for Blue Apron for my birthday. I waited way too long to use it (my excuse was I needed the website up to blog about it…so kind of a valid excuse) and I finally did in…

Dorset Vermont – 6 years running

  So for the sixth year running we ventured north to the Dorset Inn  http://www.dorsetinn.com/ I randomly found the place searching for historic inns and we are so lucky to have stumbled upon it. Ohh and they have a Groupon/LivingSocial a lot of the time too, so it helps with the expense (though I take…

Cottage Pie with a Twist

As you will see with my recipes, I like REAL FOOD. Stick to your ribs, meat and potatoes and all that implies, especially during these cold winter months in Boston. To counter-act all of that goodness I must go to the gym. I have battled to maintain a healthy/curvy figure since college. Between my metabolism,…

Mama’s Recipe: American Chop Suey

Lynda’s American Chop Suey Everyone has that recipe that sends you back to being eight years old and zipping around the kitchen while your parent prepared your favorite meal. That recipe that only Mom (Dad, Gramma, Auntie..whomever) makes that you have the recipe for and it does taste the same when you make it, but…

Manic Monday:Mexican Turkey Quinoa

Emaly’s Whip it Up Wonder: Mexican Turkey Pot  Necessity is the mother of invention ~ Plato When you arrive home at 7:30pm after a wicked long work-day you want dinner to be a low-effort production. This Monday I had plans to be home on time, ready to make a beautifully crafted Mexican Bowl with lots…

Sunday Traditions: Hit the Re-set Button

Sunday Happy Hour Lime Cucumber Martini So we have a tradition at Chez Hunt…Sunday Happy Hour…followed by Sunday Supper. In the Summer its much later in the day on the porch, but during these cool winter months it’s 5pm SHARP in the warmth of the kitchen. This is my moment (and my Husband’s) to hit…

Ginger the Dingo 9/22

Meet Ginger our Dynamic Dingo Dog   September 22 is my favorite day: 2011 it brought me a bouncing, furry, big-earred baby. That was day Steve and I picked up Ginger from Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem http://www.northeastanimalshelter.org/ We originally had seen her over the weekend but rational thought made us wait just one minute…

Colcannon – the Half & Half version #eatyourveggies

Emaly’s Half & Half Colcannon “lower-carb” So, I’m a half and half….my mother is of Ukrainian Jewish decent and my father an Irish Catholic. I grew up with the best of all worlds. The religion in my house was to be a good human, be kind and honest, use real butter and make sure the…