A sweet treat for fall: our favorite banana cake!

Banana Coffee Cake with rum-soaked raisins and a vanilla rum gloss.

OK everyone, the countdown has begun! The kids are back in school and the summer is just about over.  BUT….there is still one weekend left we consider summer and then, “BOOM!” we are thinking fall! Thank you again for all of your requests for our summer recipes. We wrote about perfectly ...

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Amazing Tomato Cobbler — great use for garden bounty

A delicious Amazing Tomato Cobbler.

The temperatures are changing.  Fall is definitely coming and bringing the cooler weather along for the ride. Our beautiful flowers are now brown and stalky. To be honest with you, I am over them and sick of watering every night. Every time I walk by them its hard to believe they were once so ...

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Ahi tuna, fresh off the grill

Ahi tuna with arugula and citrus aioli.

Every time I think of Florida my heart smiles. We have been back and forth to this stunning little island, Hutchinson Island, where my in-laws have lived now for 27 years. Coming back from a great time there I remember all of the little things that make it magical and special to me and I... Read More

Try grilled brie for a summer treat

Grilled brie with a fresh tomato compote.

Where did July go? It went by way too fast, but it was one fabulous month! The weather is still beautiful and warm and we plan to spend every minute we can out on the patio. From pancakes for breakfast with the kids, to entertaining friends on Saturday nights, we will be outside for sure.... ...

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Grilled Peach Caprese — perfect summer treat

Grilled Peach Caprese.

It was a perfect summer day for a trip to some of our favorite family farms, a warm summer morning, hazy, hot and very humid. We headed up to South Glastonbury and found five family farms, all different but all very beautiful. Judy and I decided to stroll into the orchards and fields to seek... ...

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Perfect for a quick summer meal: Grilled swordfish

Swordfish steak makes as great summer meal.

Let’s do fish for dinner?!Whether grilled, broiled, baked, poached or kabobbed, swordfish is scrumptious!  Any way you prepare it is delicious and quick and most fish can be cooked in under 15 minutes. Every time we mention fish to our mom, she always giggles and tells the story about cousin ...

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Cool off with this Italian treat: Affogato

When is an espresso not an espresso? When it becomes affogato.

After all that snow we had this winter and a wet, rainy spring, summer is finally here! It is a perfect time to get out outside and enjoy the warm weather. And that is just what Judy and I will be doing. Dining outdoors with friends and family has always been favorite of ours. There... Read More