Monday’s Happenings

Hello and Happy Monday!! Hope everyone enjoyed their weekends! To all of the great dads out there, Happy Father’s day!! We celebrated one of the greatest dads this weekend, my husband, Paul. He’s the real deal. He’s a caring, loving, fun, silly and talented guy! He is always there for our children and for me….

Monday’s Happenings

Happy Monday everyone!! It’s a gloomy rainy day today and will be for a couple of days here in New England, so I’ll be focusing on household cleaning and organizing as well as getting some much needed rest and book reading in. My go-to books are usually anything by Sarah Addison Allen. Before the rain…

Gazpacho

It’s that season where the days are hotter and longer and for me, after a long day working in the garden, I don’t really feel up to making a huge dinner or warming up my kitchen with the oven. The solution, besides cooking on the grill (which is also nice)? Gazpacho! There are different types,…

Monday’s Happenings

Hi Everyone! How was everyone’s weekend? It’s been very humid and quite hot in temperature here in New England. This past weekend, my husband, son and I enjoyed the outdoors, working in the garden, weeding, sitting on our new front patio and eating lunch on the back deck, as well as swimming in the pool….

Spinach and dairy free cheese quiche squares

These are a quick version of a quiche style entree in squares. They are simple and quick to make. They can refrigerate for a few days if you’d like to take a couple at a time each day. They pair well with a side of roasted asparagus and some bread warm from the oven. This…

Monday’s Happenings

Hi Everyone! I’m trying out a new concept of having a post every Monday on Monday’s happenings for the week, a “what the weekend was like” or whatever projects are going on at Gina’s Cottage in New England for the week. Hope you enjoy this new weekly post. Please feel free to drop in a…

Gluten-Free Petit Fours

In my household, we have always loved our mid-afternoon tea time. We used to do daily when my children were younger and would return home after school and my husband returned home from work. By the time my children were older and away at college, that tradition changed except for an occasion here and there….

Cherry Cacao Chip Smoothie

Hello there everyone!! It’s been some time since I’ve posted. How’s everyone doing? It’s so nice to see bits of Spring emerge, from the buds on the trees, to the flowers beginning to emerge from the ground from their happy winter slumber. I’ve particularly enjoyed the warmer weather and seeing green and pastel colors, as…

Winter Splendor

So, here we are. February. Six more weeks of Winter, according to Punxatawnee Phil. I’m cool with that! (No pun intended). It’s quite cold here in New England, but ever so pretty to look out my windows and see the beauty of Mother Nature during the season! I embrace every season, but what I love…

Chocolate Caramel Chip Loaf Cake

On this rainy late October day, I was looking out my window at the peaceful rain falling, while sipping my tea with almond milk caramel creamer & was thinking, “I feel like baking today”! It’s that kind of a mood for me today. I was craving a chocolate bread and I happened to have Lily’s…