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I’m all about easy entertaining ideas, and with warm weather and al fresco dining on the horizon, a family-friendly DIY burger bar fits the bill! I’m excited to be partnering with BUBBA burger this summer on a tasty burger recipe series, and we’re kicking things off with the classic, juicy cheeseburgers with all of the traditional toppings that guests can assemble to make their favorite combinations! read more

We have become a pizza-crazed household since our Ooni Koda 16 Pizza Oven was delivered! For the past few months I’ve been testing different pizza dough recipes, experimenting with toppings, and dishing out dozens of different kinds of pizzas for my family to taste-test. We’ve been perfecting a classic margarita pizza recipe. I’ve served pizza for breakfast, topped with thin sliced potatoes, eggs and sausage. I’ve even been using our pizza-experiments to clean out the fridge and use up leftovers as toppings. Along the way I’ve been collecting questions from followers about the Ooni Pizza Oven, and I’m eager to answer them all in one place! Sharing all the Ooni Pizza Oven FAQs below, and starting you off with this simple review: the Ooni Pizza Oven is FUN. I love the communal cooking experience, bringing food and family and conversation together as we make endless combinations of new and delicious pizzas. Ooni Koda 16 Gas Powered Pizza Oven Review and Dough Recipes read more

Meals that make great leftovers are my favorite. I often go to the gym in the evening, so I make a recipe the night before that can double as leftovers. When I get home, all I need to do is reheat them and dinner is on the table! This dish, a Stuffed Shell and Meatball Bake, is a perfect meal for those easy-to-reheat leftovers. I prep the stuffed shells, cook the meatballs in an oven-safe pan, and then layer them all in together with marinara sauce and some extra cheese for a bubbly, savory, family-approved dish. Get the full recipe below!
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Being a food writer, photographer and recipe tester, more food than I care to admit ends up in the trash at our house. It’s something I’m super conscious about and make every effort to reduce our food waste. I’ve shared some ideas about how to reduce food waste in our homes – like meal planning, freezing ingredients, making creative salads, and composting! I also am lucky to partner with likeminded brands that are as passionate as I am about reducing food waste – like Fancypants Baking Coand Little Leaf Farms. read more

Mixing up another one of my #DomestikateHappyHour cocktails to kick off the weekend! This raspberry lime vodka soda takes inspiration from my favorite raspberry seltzer at Flour Bakery in Boston. I had it recently and was like, dang, this would make a great cocktail. Prep the raspberry syrup ahead of time and chill it down before mixing it with vodka, soda and a squeeze of lime! (And because I know you’ll ask, the vanilla-infused sugar in the syrup is an important flavor, it gives it a really unique, robust flavor – you can buy it here). Scroll down for the recipe. read more

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared my clean beauty favorites, and I have an updated list with all of my go-to skincare and make up products from Beautycounter! Keep reading for my clean beauty picks, and visit this post to learn more about my clean beauty journey, how I got involved with Beautycounter, and how I started making small changes in my makeup and skincare routine to ensure I was using products made with better ingredients.  read more

I’m slicing into this veggie-packed lasagna recipe for dinner – made with ultra-delicious layers of bechamel sauce thanks to a post I shared over on Instagram today with New England Dairy. Each layer of this lasagna has a ribbon of creamy white béchamel sauce between lasagna noodles, tons of tasty cooked veggies, and fresh local mozzarella. Get the full recipe below! read more

Kicking off a new #HappyHour series with quick little cocktail recipes that bring me joy – the perfect way to start the weekend! This drink is a spin on my favorite gin & tonic with hints of fresh squeezed grapefruit, fresh rosemary, and elderflower. The Empress 1908 gin is made with fragrant botanicals like juniper, rose, coriander seed, grapefruit peel, ginger root, cinnamon bark, tea, butterfly pea blossoms and which gives it an all-natural indigo hue. I made it last summer and keep thinking about the colorful concoction – cheers!  read more

We go big for St. Patrick’s Day around here – between school celebrations and our town’s local St. Patrick’s Day parade – there are lots of reasons to get festive about our Irish heritage. I’m always looking for creative ways to celebrate and was excited to see all the cookie varieties that my friends at Fancypants Baking Co are baking this season for perfectly themed holiday sweets. I made a festive St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Board with all the tasty treats! read more