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Archives for March 2008

Basic Biscuits: Great For Any Meal

by Lee Ann March 30th, 2008| Recipes
Cooking is one of my favorite pastimes. I enjoy the planning, the preparation, and most of all serving a home cooked meal to my family of five. Over the years I have added a wide variety of recipes to my collection, and we have our favorite dishes. No

Two-Meat, Two-Bean Chili

by TT March 29th, 2008| Recipes, Soups & Stews
With an unexpected snow day on Friday, our scheduled events for the evening were cancelled. So, when the snow stopped early in the afternoon, I decided to make a trek to the grocery store.

With all 4 kids at home and a quiet evening on tap, there was no need to
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Sweet Santangelo’s

by TT March 24th, 2008| Desserts, Food News
Last month I attended the Boston Wine Expo. Although I loved trying wines from different vineyards around the world, I loved visiting the food vendors just as much. One vendor of particular note was Sweet Santangelo's, which is located in Woburn, Massachusetts.

As I browsed the food vendors,

Sunday Brunch

by Louise March 23rd, 2008| Restaurant Reviews
My family enjoys taking the occasional Sunday to enjoy a brunch buffet. There are several factors involved in choosing the ideal brunch: variety, atmosphere, quality, and cost. What makes a brunch worth its cost?

In Nashua, NH, Michael Timothy's Urban Bistro can quickly reduce the weight of your wallet at $21.00

Restaurant Review: The Way We Cook, Manchester, NH

by TK March 19th, 2008| Restaurant Reviews
Combining average dishes and helter-skelter service is usually a recipe for disaster.  Unfortunately,  The Way We Cook was just that compilation.

On a Friday night, we (my beautiful fiancee and I) visited The Way We Cook for what was to be a special evening out. The restaurant was recommended, so

Restaurant Review: Chen Yang Li, Bedford, NH

by TK March 16th, 2008| Restaurant Reviews
The story on most Chinese food is that it is quickly prepared, simply presented, and tastes about the same no matter where you have it. This sounds like a recipe for fast food, and in most cases Chinese food is just a specialized form of that. Only on

The Addictive Sugar Cookie

by LJ Dovichi March 11th, 2008| Recipes
I'm well renowned and reviled for my glazed sugar cookies. This is what happens when you invent a great recipe and then have your friends blaming you for the weight they're putting on because they can't put the cookies down. I have several standing orders that when I bake a
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The Phoenix Well

by Louise March 8th, 2008| Restaurant Reviews
I recently enjoyed the experience of eating at The Well, one of the two restaurants that make up the Phoenix House and Well. It is the “downstairs” restaurant, while The Phoenix Room is the “upstairs” restaurant. Of the two, the Room is geared to be a fine dining experience.

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Grilled Lamb Cobb Salad

by TK March 7th, 2008| Recipes, Salads
First of all, it was a crazy, frantic evening. We had errands to run with one child, and another child had to go to a social function. Top all of it off with the fact that my phone just wouldn't stop ringing.

Earlier in the day, I went to the store
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Friendly Farm

by TT March 6th, 2008| Restaurant Reviews

On our path of merging families, there are many introductions to be made. Unfortunately, scheduling can be difficult when all of the adults have children. This past Friday night both location and time allowed everyone to meet for dinner. Seeing that there would be 7 adults


Thaiphoon, Palo Alto, California

by TT March 2nd, 2008| Restaurant Reviews

While in California recently, my boyfriend and I decided to have Thai food for dinner. Searching the Internet, we found Thaiphoon, located in Palo Alto.

We arrived at 6:30 on a Sunday night and were seated immediately. We were greeted by our