Celebrate Easter! Great Food & Fun Activities for Kids

Celebrate Easter! Great Food & Fun Activities for Kids

Easter is coming up this weekend, and families all over the country will get together to celebrate. Often, this holiday coincides with spring break for those of you with children still in school. Are you having your family over this Easter? Read on for delicious foods to serve, as well as crafts and a game to keep the kids entertained.

Going Greener

Going Greener

Most Americans get about two servings of vegetables per day. That pales in comparison to the five-to-seven servings per day that are recommended. Think about when you eat vegetables—as a side with dinner? Maybe a salad for lunch? Vegetables have many vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients the body needs, as well as fiber for a happy, healthy digestive tract. Dark, leafy greens are particularly good for you and contain substances called phytonutrients that research has shown to have properties that may protect you from heart disease, diabetes, and possibly even cancer. They are also good sources of iron, folate, and vitamins A and C. In addition, managing weight is easier when you consume more vegetables because you can eat more of them to satisfy hunger without adding a lot of fat and calories. So how can you incorporate more greens in your diet? Read on for some tips.

A Trip Around the World for Nachos

A Trip Around the World for Nachos

When you think of nachos, you probably think of the standard bar fare¬—a plate of tortilla chips piled high with avocado, beans, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, jalapenos, and maybe your choice of meat—all very tasty, but kind of boring. Everyone has eaten those nachos, and most people love them. However, you can easily step it up and serve easy-to-prepare, unconventional nachos at your next get-together or for a quick and easy dinner.

Candela Tapas Lounge: A Night to Remember

Candela Tapas Lounge: A Night to Remember

You would be completely loco en la cabeza not to try this newest bar, restaurant, and lounge in downtown Hanover. Candela, which opened in June 2013, has been filled up every night since! I have only one warning about Candela—book your reservation well in advance—as this cozy, cool spot is sure to be popular every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. After a first attempt to walk in on a Saturday night (bad planning), we returned this time with a reservation for a party of 11 with big appetites. Here’s what we discovered, including the dishes that you must be sure to try when you visit.

Chicken Noodle Soup: A Homemade Remedy

Chicken Noodle Soup: A Homemade Remedy

Chicken noodle soup, one of the staple recipes in any true New Englander’s repertoire, is so much more than just a bowl of broth. Chicken noodle soup offers all these key ingredients, with added bonuses—it’s tasty and soothing going down and warms you from the inside. You are practically guaranteed to feel better in no time! Here is a simple but classic recipe to keep you feeling perky during cold and flu season.

Celebrate the Tastes of Home

Celebrate the Tastes of Home

The Holidays are all about family and friends and let’s face it…Food. Buying Local meats this Holiday season is just one way to shower your family and friends with the tastes of home. Here are 3 local spots where you can buy great products for your holiday dinner table.

Thanksgiving Dishes: Traditional & Healthier Alternatives

Thanksgiving Dishes: Traditional & Healthier Alternatives

Thanksgiving is a hard-to-beat holiday. It’s all about families, fellowship, food, and fun. Oh, and football, of course! Just thinking about the traditional dinner can conjure memories of wonderful aromas and pies almost too pretty to eat. While every family has its own favorite dishes, it’s all about gathering together with loved ones. This might be your immediate family or extended family, or a group of special friends as close as family. While this special day is centered on togetherness and thankfulness, the focus is also on the food!

A Seasonal Harvest:Filling Your Cornucopia at Riverview Farm

A Seasonal Harvest Filling Your Cornucopia at Riverview Farm

Even though its later in the apple picking season you can still go and enjoy the cornucopia filling! The harvest is in full swing, so don’t miss out on the bounty of the season. Riverview Farm, just over the hill in Plainfield, New Hampshire, offers the perfect combination of family fun and seasonal produce.

Tricks and Treats: How to Host a Scary Halloween Party

Tricks and Treats How to Host a Scary Halloween Party

Creating your own haunted house isn’t as scary as it might sound! All you need are a few basic craft supplies, a little kitchen creativity, and a howling-good Halloween playlist. Read on for the basic steps to making your night the most ghoulish ever.

Chowders Galore

Chowders Galore

There are many kinds of chowder in addition to the traditional New England clam chowder and Manhattan clam chowder. Read on for an introduction to chowders galore, ranging from the common to the lesser known.