I am stuck in a food rut - does that happen to you? You are eating the same things for dinner week after week? I am ALWAYS looking for easy and somewhat healthy recipes for my family. A few...
Crock-pot meals and the crock-pot itself did not grace our kitchen while I was growing up. My mother hated cooking; in fact, other than breakfast items like pancakes, French toast, and waffles, she does pretty much anything to avoid...
SO? Did you make green bean casserole for Thanksgiving, like I had so heartily suggested in my last post? Well, if not, you still have time to make it for Christmas. Mmmm, gooey, mushy green beans… So while we’re...
With the temperatures dropping and the leaves falling, I’m looking to get cozy. I have pulled out my wool socks and oversized sweaters. The apple cider is in the fridge. I am so very ready for fall. To me,...
As a Spanish teacher, I spend quite a lot of time planning curriculum around national holidays and culture. Every year around this time, my colleague and I host a cultural event to bring Hispanic culture into our school for...
I realize that I already posted a pumpkin recipe. But honestly? I can't get enough! This recipe was so quick and easy...not to mention delicious....that I just had to share it with all of you! Oh, and you can...
You already know that we here at BVTMB love Boloco on Church Street.  We love them because they serve globally inspired burritos. That means you can get a Thai, or Tikka Masala, or Cajun, or Teriyaki burrito…what!!!  We love...
4 Soups To Warm Your Soul, Body, and Pocket One of my all-time favorite chefs are life-partners David and Luise, creators of healthy vegetarian recipes and Green Kitchen Stories. They have numerous curated books filled with gorgeous photographs of food...
Gingerbread cookies are such a classic treat for the holidays. I have always loved eating gingerbread cookies, but I just bought mine from a store. Making them from scratch seemed like way too much work. Also, while my baking tends...
Summer time is perfect for a quick, light refreshing dinner. These fish taco bowls are all of those and are packed with lots of flavor.  Fish taco bowls with strawberry mango salsa and lime crema Feeds 6 For the Fish: 2 lbs haddock...
If you are on Facebook or Instagram you have certainly seen the TASTY video posts by BuzzFeed. For those that have no idea what I'm talking about, open up your browser, google the above mentioned videos and have a look....
Summer hasn’t even officially kicked off yet, and I am over here like, “Bring on the cocktails P-L-E-A-S-E!” In this episode of my Summer Cocktail Series: Refreshing Vodka Drinks,  I will be showcasing five cocktails made with vodka. When...
With three boys in the house, we go through a lot of peanut butter around here. A LOT. I can buy the cheap peanut butter in a huge tub and it would last forever. Like literally, there is so much...
I’ve got a secret weapon when it comes to cooking for my family of 5. I found the best cookbook for busy families that has simple, delicious, and healthy food, plus it makes the cooking process incredibly easy. If...

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Moving to the Vermont Gayborhood of Our Dreams

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My wife and I, with our then 2-year-old, moved to Vermont in 2021 from rural Missouri.  While we had great friends and community in Missouri,...
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Why I HATE Fall… Y’all