Weekend Guide: Mazes & Ice Cream Because: Fall in New England

Fall Homecomings, Leaf Peeping Apple Picking, Pumpkin Spice Lattés Caramel Apples, Chai Hay Mazes & Not Putting on the Heat Wearing Boots and Scarves but Still Ordering Iced Coffee and Going Out for Ice Cream We are New Englanders 10/14 BU Fringe Festival 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.(Boston)  You have fringe on your scarf and fringe…

Make the Trade: Trade Boston

Trade your regular old date night for something different this year.  Step outside your date night comfort zone and you won’t regret taking it.  I know as parents we’re tired and sometimes lucky enough to make it out the door on date night.  You’ve got this and once you get there you won’t regret the…

Falling for Italy in the North End: Artú

When we 1st moved to Boston there was still a highway on the horizon between Boston and its North End.  Dan and I enjoyed an occasional romantic date night or late night coffee when we dared try to get ourselves from Cambridge to Boston and back (remember this was the time before GPS and iPhones and…

Screaming Labor Day Ice Cream Cake Recipe (Sponsored)

We’re screaming because it is a party and every party needs a little noise.  We’re screaming because summer is coming to an end.  We’re screaming for ice cream and we’ll continue enjoying it year-round to remember all those great summer days. This is the perfect dessert for your Labor Day BBQ because it is so…

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Recipe Mashup

I never remember how I make a recipe anymore.  I’m definitely becoming my mother in a round about sort of way.  I am usually a recipe follower, and technically I still am, whereas my mother is an amazing improvizational cook.  In any case, for my pies I mix recipes because I have a favourite pie…

Picnic Like You Have a Personal Chef: Post 390

There is something idyllic about a picnic.  From large family picnics at the local playground on a summer’s day staying up too late, and keeping cool by running through the sprinkler to a picnic for two with your boyfriend on a city picnic bench or at the beach.  You don’t need a reservation.  You can…

Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer

There comes a time in one’s life. and it isn’t necessarily adulthood, that breast cancer hits close to home.  It may be someone in your family, yourself, or a close friend that is forced to deal with it.  When it comes to fund raising to cure diseases, how does one choose what to support and…

Dinner at La Motta

The South End has an interesting dining scene. There are the sought after spots cooking up some of the best bites you will ever put in your mouth. There are the delicious, unfussy, neighborhood spots for regulars and visitors alike. There are the less chef-driven kitchens that just put out good, popular dishes, that are…

Leah’s Lunch: Kane’s Donuts Pop Up (Chestnut Hill)

Okay, so this was not my lunch but I could have easily had a whole donut and a bowl of fruit and called it lunch.  Instead, I had a mini donut and later that day tasted a sliver of 4 donuts, an apple fritter, and a coffee roll. That’s how I keep my fabulous figure…

Leah’s Lunch: Moody’s Deli (Waltham)

Moody’s Deli is not a deli.  Well, it’s not just a deli.  If Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory is a Seven Eleven then I suppose Moody’s could be a deli. New England Charcuterie is like Roald Dahl’s fantasy chocolate factory but for cured meats.  Lunch at Moody’s can be a combined deli grocery shopping trip and lunch…

Freshii Space: Tasty, Fast and Fresh 

In Back Bay, there is a plethora of pastries with Flour, South End Buttery, Café Madeleine, Formaggio, and Wholy Grain. In the neighborhood.  Then there are the burger spots such as Tasty Burger and 5 Napkin Burgers with salty, fried goodness. There is definitely a time for that sweet tooth to be satiated and that…

The Art of Wooing with Chocolate: Langham Chocolate Bar

The Langham Boston has so much to offer when it comes to being romantic.  There is the Chuan Body + Soul spa and indoor rooftop pool to the swanky yet relaxed Bond Restaurant and the sparkling chic champagne lounge.  When it comes to aphrodisiacs though, the winner may be chocolate and the ultimate chocolate experience is…