Hi, it’s Jen from Cute Potato. Throughout the 10 years I’ve written this blog, I’ve used the moniker MP, but for this last post, it seemed appropriate to get personal. When I started Cute Potato in June 2009, my son and daughter were 2- and 3-years old. I was still new to motherhood and trying to figure out how to …
A Visit to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
In March, when snow is still a part of the landscape, most New Englanders find themselves craving color and sunshine. To break from the gray and white hues of winter, we decided to take the kids on a road trip to to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The museum is home to the impressive private art collection of …
Family Sleigh Rides in Maine
We recently stopped by Skyline Farm in North Yarmouth for their annual sleigh day event. The event is designed as a fundraiser for the historic farm, which is home to an antique carriage museum and two miles of public trails.
The Best Ever Sugar Cookies
MP’s friend from book group always makes the most delicious, buttery desserts. Her sugar cookie recipe really is the best. It’s our go-to, traditional holiday cookie. The dough is so easy to work with and the cookie itself is perfect with a drizzle of semi-sweet chocolate, decorated with Royal icing or topped with colorful sugar sprinkles.
Bacon & Egg Halloween Candies
One of our favorite family Halloween recipes is the fun and super easy Bacon & Egg candies from the Eating in Maine cookbook. On a Friday night, we invited Grandma and Grandpa Potato over for dinner and afterward, we made these candies together.
At the Cute Potato house, the team likes to open boxes from the attic and rediscover the small Easter gifts we packed away the spring before. We found these tiny, paper cut-out gift bags at Wilbur’s in Freeport last year. Each came filled with chocolates, but now you can purchase them separately. Tinsel Bright in Gorham is our new favorite …