Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Irish Spring-dell Beef Stew

Top of the morning to you!   It’s another slow cooker week, as I have been working hard on my tiny contribution in bringing the new Westford Community Gardens to life.  It is so wonderful to see folks rallying around the idea of keeping our food sources local and sustainable.  So many towns around Westford […]

Meatless Monday- Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes and a Colorful Salad

We had a lot of potatoes in this last share and I was in a cheesy potato kind of mood today. It’s strange to think there is a trend in something like potatoes but there really is, the hasselback potato.  If you haven’t tried it yet you really should, and […]

Sunday Dinner- Springdell Kielbasa Three Ways 2

Tonight I hope to make my Nana proud while also providing a yummy alternative to you, my fellow Springdellians, in which to use your fresh Springdell kielbasa. This is a newer item to the Springdell share box and I am looking forward to trying it! I have fond memories of […]

Creamy Herb Fingerlings 2

Not even kidding, these are so delicious and super easy in the crockpot.  You will love this one.  My family wants these potatoes in the regular rotation of classics.  You can use whatever herbs you have on hand, use a flavor blend that fits with your meal.  This side dish […]


Sweet potatoes, of all things, have special meaning for me. I was a latch key kid, growing up with my single mom who worked long hours. Stopping at the variety store after school with my friends was a pretty regular tradition. While my friends were buying Lemonheads, Good Humor ice […]

Orange Beet Cupcakes 1

This afternoon I made some cupcakes for dessert (the boys and I may have taste tested after school today too). My nephew is sleeping over tonight so I wanted something fun for the boys. Now, I am a baker and I don’t think I have ever seen a batter with […]

Slow Cooker Beef with Our Favorite Barbecue Sauce and Smashed Potatoes

Now that Meatless Monday has passed, I wanted to mention the Springdell Poultry Harvest, which has recently been scheduled!  If you are looking for chickens that live and roam out and about in the pastures, fresh as fresh can be, then this Springdell Harvest is for you.  The 2015 “processing” dates […]

Tomato and Mushroom Pasta and Spiced Grapefruit for Dessert

Numerous times I have complained about this weather (sorry about that) but today is a beautiful 45 degrees.  I am so happy to see some of this white stuff melt away.  I’m thinking Spring as the huge chunks of ice fall from the roof, yay!  My dessert is a totally […]

Meatless Monday-Shiitake Maple Bacon Grilled Cheese and Tomato

So my Nan is in town!  She often comes for the weekends, but sometimes stays a few extra days so I can take her for doctor’s appointments and things like that. For Meatless Monday I wanted to come up with something simple that Nan could enjoy with us. Sarah and I […]

Sunday Night Dinner-Citrus and Beet Salads

As I was chopping and prepping the veggies for this Sunday Night Dinner I was listening to the sound of dripping water into a bucket.  We currently have water dripping into the kitchen through our lights.  Sigh.  I bet if I could ask for a show of hands how many […]