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Healthy recipes wanted from our readers

Healthy recipes wanted from our readers

Our recipe category for next month:  “Let’s Get Bathing-Suit Ready!” Please email your favorite healthy main dish, side, salad and dessert recipes to home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one. Also, please include your name, town and company/business name, if applicable.
Shelton resident serving up New Orleans specialties

Shelton resident serving up New Orleans specialties

Try gumbo to praline pound cake at new downtown establishment

  A taste of New Orleans now may be found in downtown Shelton. Kim Soto has opened Queen Zuri, a bakery and kitchen specializing in New Orleans delicacies and Southern desserts, at 97 Center St. Soto has lived in Shelton for more than 20 years with her husband, a retired police officer, and decided this...

Luigi’s Restaurant now offers authentic Italian dining

People will no longer have to travel to Arthur Avenue or Little Italy to experience classic Italian family style dining. Luigi’s Restaurant now offers authentic Italian dining right in Fairfield, with the addition of its new family-style menu. This time-honored form of Italian dining brings people together, offering an opportunity to share a variety of...

Cheesecake Factory may be coming to Trumbull

Cheesecake Factory may be moving in to Westfield Trumbull Mall. The popular chain restaurant is seeking a permit for outdoor dining and a liquor permit from Trumbull’s Planning and Zoning Commission. A public hearing on both applications will be held tomorrow, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in town hall. The nearest Cheesecake Factory is located...
The color purple: Creating wine at home

The color purple: Creating wine at home

When most people hear the term “winemaking,” they generally think of the Napa Valley, Italy or France. Surprisingly, however, Connecticut is also hospitable to the process. Though the climate affects the varietals that grow best and Connecticut grapes don’t attain quite the sweetness that more southern varietals can, commercial vineyards here keep increasing — and...
Ham or lamb: What's for dinner?

Ham or lamb: What’s for dinner?

  We’re looking for recipes for thehomemonthly.com website. Our website recipe category for next month: “Easter dinner: Ham or Lamb?” Please email your favorite recipes for ham- and lamb-inspired main dishes, including glazes and sauces, to home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one.
Soup recipes wanted for our website

Soup recipes wanted for our website

Our website recipe category for next month:  “Hearty Winter Soups, Stews and Chilis.” Please email your recipes to home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one.
What are most luxurious places to eat and stay overnight in CT?

What are most luxurious places to eat and stay overnight in CT?

AAA awards top Diamond ratings to hotels and restaurants

Triple A has awarded Five Diamond and Four Diamond ratings to 16 establishments in Connecticut in the lodging and dining categories. Just two venues received the top-rated Five Diamonds — the Winvian resort in Morris for lodging and its restaurant, and the Mayflower Grace Inn in Washington for lodging. Both businesses are in small rural...
Owners of new Asian restaurant bring ‘energy’ to community

Owners of new Asian restaurant bring ‘energy’ to community

[wide] [/wide] A husband and wife have opened a restaurant featuring modern Asian cuisine in the Shelton Square shopping center, which includes Stop & Shop. A ribbon-cutting ceremony recently took place at Red Lotus, owned by Larry Wang and his wife, Nia Chen. “We love this community,” Wang said. “We put a lot of hope,...
Thanksgiving misgivings

Thanksgiving misgivings

Since George Washington’s time, Thanksgiving was celebrated on the last Thursday of November. It continued this way until 1939, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt broke with tradition and delegated it to be held on the fourth Thursday; seeing as some Novembers (like the one last year) have five Thursdays, this earlier date is significant. Roosevelt...
Creating quiche: Home-cooked dinner  is easy and worth the work

Creating quiche: Home-cooked dinner is easy and worth the work

Dana Joy didn’t set out to make a cookbook celebrating quiche, it was just something that started out as a task to improve on a recipe. “About five years ago, I came across a great recipe … and said, ‘You know what? I could make this better,’” said the Shelton resident about the quiche recipe....
'Classic Diners' book features Seymour eatery

‘Classic Diners’ book features Seymour eatery

A local eatery that has graced downtown Seymour since the 1950s will now grace the pages of a photo book, thanks to the efforts of a Connecticut man who describes himself as a motorcycle and diner enthusiast. “This book is based on my love of these two things,” said Garrison Leykam (@conxroadshow), who co-hosts the...