Extra Basil in Your Garden? 5 Fresh Recipe Ideas to Try!

Basil is one of our favorite summer flavors, and this time of year, home gardens are overflowing with it. Megan Sullivan of The Local Moms Network has shared her favorite ways to use the basil in her own home garden in Greenwich, CT. 1. Pesto We love pesto because it can be used on so many things! We use it fresh over tomatoes and mozzarella, baked on top of a fresh white fish (think halibut or sword fish), over a fresh baguette or...

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Host to Perfection’s Naked Lime Cake

Sisters Barbara and Carolina are the talented entertaining experts behind Host to Perfection. Their Instagram feed is pure inspiration, and this Greenwich, CT-based duo now have almost 40,000 followers getting ideas from their tablescapes, recipes and more. The women say Host to Perfection grew out of their natural love of entertaining in real life: “Each time we have hosted at our home, whether it was a bridal shower, a birthday...

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Quick Breakfast Recipe: A Healthy Smoothie from Beekeeper’s Naturals

Recently, we introduced you to Carly Stein, the women behind Beekeeper’s Naturals, and the many benefits of propolis, a super ingredient made by bees that has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. Since we’re always looking for recipes that are both A. quick and B. healthy, we asked Carly to share her favorite breakfast.. “If you’re looking to energize yourself with plenty of good fats and antioxidants...

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Marshmallow Pops to make with the kids!

Need a festive, easy recipe that the kids can get in on any time this summer? Try these marshmallow pops! There are only 3 ingredients… and they’re super simple! Ingredients: marshmallowsany color sprinkles will dochocolate chips (Lollipop sticks are optional) Steps: Put the marshmallows on the sticks if you wish. Melt half a bag of chocolate chips in a microwave wave safe bowl. Dip the top of the marshmallow in the melted...

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Hot Dog Bar

  Originally posted on The Local Moms Network for Memorial Day but we think it can be great for any day!!     Besides ice cream, there are few foods that scream “summer” more than hot dogs, right? So on this summer kick-off weekend, we wanted to share this adorable hot dog bar from one of our favorite food bloggers, Jessica Merchant of How Sweet Eats. Mom to Max, 4 and Emilia, 18 months, she’s also the author of two...

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Heirloom Kitchen: A New Cookbook from Chef Anna Gass

    Chef Anna Francese Gass, a longtime contributor for The Local Moms Network, has a new book coming out April 23 and it’s available for pre-salenow! In celebration of this lovely mama of three’s new “baby”, we spoke to her about her culinary inspiration, working on this book with her own mother and more! How did you get started in cooking?I had an interest in cooking from when I was very young. My mom, an Italian immigrant, was...

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