| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:50 AM
If your holiday plans take you out of the kitchen, these local restaurants are serving Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners:
Cavey's, 45 East Center St., Manchester, hosts a Christmas Eve celebration with a traditional “Feast of the Seven...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:49 PM
Ashlawn Farm Coffee celebrates the grand opening of its Saybrook Junction location Nov. 26, with free coffee Tuesday morning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The Old Saybrook shop at 455 Boston Post Road is Ashlawn Farm's second location, with fresh-roasted...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Jacques Pepin and his wife, Gloria are the special guests at Alforno Trattoria's Nose to Tail pork dinner Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. featuring Kurobuta pig raised in Vermont.
"This menu highlights Jacques' belief in frugality, wasting no part of the animal,"...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Connecticut is number one in pizza, according to The Daily Meal. The site's "101 Best Pizzas in America" list includes five Nutmeg State pies, including the ultimately best-ranked pizza in the country.
Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana topped the...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 4:47 AM
When the boys were little, we joked that summertime was all about "Camp Mommy". I have always loved this season and would dive into vacation with gusto, planning almost daily mini-adventures to beaches, state parks, museums and waterslides. We have...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Jane Sullivan of Glastonbury dreamed of wearing “something old, something new” at her wedding last fall. Her mother’s veil was an item of particular sentimental value, but this “something old” was the wrong shade of white...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:23 AM
Alforno Trattoria in Old Saybrook, a popular shoreline destination for brick-oven pizza and Tuscan-inspired fare, has introduced a new lunch menu.
Items include sandwiches on fresh-baked Roman flatbread (Caprese, chicken parmesan, porchetta;) composed...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 5:14 AM
Last year, I did a Mommy Minute story about Bikes For Kids, a wonderful, local organization with a simple mission: all children deserve to enjoy a bicycle. In a crammed garage, a few guys refurbish used bikes for boys and girls in need. They are intense...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 2:08 PM
After you cast your vote Tuesday, treat yourself to an Election Day special at one of these Connecticut restaurants:
Max Restaurant Group offers half-priced bottles of wine at all of its Connecticut locations. maxrestaurantgroup.com.
| Jan 27, 2013
| 7:10 AM
For the Sun WineFest's 10th year, famed cookbook author and James Beard award winner Dorie Greenspan pulled together a cookie recipe representing three facets of her life: a vanilla French sablé base with cherries, cranberries and raisins cooked in mulled...
| Jan 4, 2011
| 9:00 PM
The “last night out” before the wedding day is a time-honored tradition. But not every bride and groom wants a night full of shots and scantily-clad dancers. Here are some more creative ways to celebrate impending nuptials.
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