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Free Friday Funday at Early Skills Center

95.9 WATD-FMTomorrow on MommaJam, we are giving away a FREE Friday Funday at the Early Skills Center in Norwell.  Kids must be 3 to 6 years old (kindergarteners welcome).  Funday has a wide variety of activities, such as a cozy story and craft time, a fun and engaging music and movement class, or a very loud and active theme based event (the most popular!).

Autumn Tree Tune in at 7:10 a.m. on 95.5 WATD-FM, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 for your chance to win!  We’re also talking about fall festivals around the South Shore.

You can listen live on dial or from your desktop or smart phone. 

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MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: Burtons Grill Top Chef Has Tips for Packing a Healthy School Lunchbox

September 25, 2013 at 10:47 am Leave a comment

MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: Burtons Grill Gluten-Free Summer BBQ

95.9 WATD-FMThis week on MommaJam we had top chef Denise Herrera from Burtons Grill Hingham dish about its Gluten Free BBQ dinner special that’s available tonight, Aug. 13, 2013.

The beauty of Burtons Grill is that you can special order gluten free every night, so if you miss this dinner – no worries. 

 (click arrow to hear replay of MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM on Thursday, Aug. 7)

Tune in to hear all about the sumer flavors simmering over at Burtons Grill.   The segment also features cooking tips for hot summer night and busy summer days.

Gluten-Free Creole Shrimp at Burtons Grill Hingham

The next MommaJam is Thursday, Aug. 22 at 7:10 a.m.  Listen live on dial at 95.9 or at on your smart phone or computer.

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August 13, 2013 at 9:04 am Leave a comment

MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: Burtons Grill Top Chef Gives Summer Dining Tips

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 Click Arrow to Replay MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM, July 18, 2013.

This week, we have a special guest in the studio to talk about summer dining tips.

Denise Herrera, the top chef at Burtons Grill Hingham, “dishes” about delicious summer flavors, fresh herbs, her secret ingredient in the restaurant’s signature BBQ sauce (Shhhh… it’s chocolate!), $1 Oysters from local waters, the B Choosy Children’s Menu, and much more.

Photo: The weekend is here don't forget to make your reservation at Burtons Grill of Hingham,LLC  and let us do the cooking for you. Call us anytime (781)749-1007 hope to see you here this weekend.This week’s cool, dry weather is perfect for dining outside on the Burtons Grill patio at the Derby Street Shops in Hingham.

Click the above arrow to hear Denise’s interview and learn more about fresh summer flavors for you and your family.

Tune into MommaJam every Thursday morning on 95.9 WATD-FM.  Listen live on the dial or from your computer or smart phone.  Check back for podcast replays.

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July 31, 2013 at 7:53 pm Leave a comment

Grilling Tips for Memorial Day Weekend Fun

Stop & Shop Grilled PeachesGrill-Worthy Recipe Tips for the Weekend:

This weekend, try serving up one of Stop & Shop’s flavorful and affordable recipes, such as “True Blue Burgers” or “Grilled Peaches with Sweet & Tangy Sauce.”

While you’re grilling, don’t forget to use a meat thermometer to avoid harmful bacteria such as E. coli. Follow these temperature suggestions to ensure the perfect meal:

  • Ground beef hamburgers – 160oF. Cooking ground beef until the pink is gone is not always an indicator of thorough cooking as it can still be pink inside and cooked to a safe 160oF. Color is not always a true indicator.
  • Ground and whole poultry – 165oF
  • Chops, steaks and roasts from beef, veal or lamb – 145oF for medium rare, 160oF for medium and 170oF for well done
  • Pork chops and roast – 150oF
  • Fin fish – 145oF
  • Shrimp, lobster and crabs – Cooked until the flesh is pearly and opaque

Grilling TipsMemorial Day Shopping Made Easy:

Save time – and money—with Stop & Shop brand products in time for Memorial Day. No matter what you are serving up this holiday weekend, you can grab all of the weekend staples you’ll need at any Stop & Shop, such as:

  • Nature’s Promise (organic & natural) brand meats, including ground beef & turkey, chicken breasts, Italian sausage, and more
  • Stop & Shop brand hot dog buns, spices, and condiments help round off any meal for a fraction of the price
  • Chips & dip galore—from potato chips to salsa, grab all of your family’s favorite snacks
  • For perfect grilling accessories, check out Stop & Shop’s Smart Living line of tools and gadgets

Also, don’t miss out on Stop & Shop’s weekly deals; click here for information on how to download Stop & Shop’s mobile app to access the current circular, Weekly Specials and Real Deals.

We’ll also give away a $20 Stop & Shop gift card to a caller after the MommaJam segment.  Tune in on Thursday, My 22, 2013 at 7:10 a.m. for the live MommaJam show on 95.9 WATD-FM.

May 22, 2013 at 4:23 pm 1 comment

Food Lovers Guide From A to Z

A-Z Food Lover's GuideFood Lovers Guide from A to Z in South Shore Living magazine

Fancy a flatbread? Love lobster? Willing to try wild boar?  We scoured the South Shore to uncover the freshest local ingredients, appealing appetizers, savory main meals, and delicious desserts you don’t want to miss. From gourmet menus to hidden gems, our A to Z guide will leave you craving a culinary adventure.  Read full my article in South Shore Living… 

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May 9, 2013 at 11:30 am Leave a comment

Best Mother’s Day Gift: Tickets to Boston Bites Back

Looking for the best Mother’s Day gift?  Tickets to the Boston Bites Back event is at the top of the list.

Boston Bites Back

Join 100 of Boston’s top chefs as they come together in a show of strength and solidarity to raise $1 million for The One Fund.

Spearheaded by celeb chefs Ken Oringer & Ming Tsai, the Boston Red Sox, Governor Patrick, Mayor Menino, and ARAMARK, Boston Bites Back (BBB) will be a once-in-a-lifetime tasting event at Fenway Park bringing Bostonians together to eat, drink and demonstrate Boston’s unrelenting spirit, while raising money for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

“BBB is an opportunity for the city to join as one and acknowledge our strength as a community,” said Ken Oringer, owner of Clio, Toro, Copa & Uni. “Nothing speaks more to our collective resolve than an evening of hospitality, unity and hometown pride in one of the most iconic venues in Boston – Fenway Park.”

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience,” said Ming Tsai, owner of Blue Ginger & Blue Dragon. “This event is an occasion for Bostonians to reconnect over food, mingle with chefs and honor our city’s inspiring resilience. It’s an opportunity for Bostonians to literally ‘bite’ back.”

Held Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM at Fenway Park, chefs will be cooking and serving guests from behind concession stands as well as at tables throughout the Big Concourse and the Budweiser deck.

Only 5,000 general access tickets will be sold at $200 each. There will also be 200 VIP tickets at $1,000 each, allowing additional access to an intimate and exclusive gathering in Fenway’s EMC Club.

An online auction leading up to the event will feature many one-of-a-kind packages including unique dining experiences from Oringer & Tsai, personal shopping with fashion expert Gretta Monahan, and hometown sports venues.

To learn more, buy tickets or bid on auction items, please visit

May 9, 2013 at 7:32 am Leave a comment

April Vacation Week at Boston Children’s Museum

Looking for something to do over April vacation week? Check out all of the daily activities and events at Boston’s Children’s Museum, which has special programs every day. 

Tune in to hear the chatter about vacation week on Thursday, April 11 on 95.9 WATD-FM at 7:10 a.m. either live on the dial or from your desktop. MommaJam and the Morning News Team talk up what to do next week with your family.

April 10, 2013 at 5:20 pm Leave a comment

Burtons Grill Hingham’s Spring Gluten Free Dinner

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Tune into MommaJam on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7:10 a.m. on 95.9 WATD-FM for your chance to call in and win a $50 gift card for Burtons Grill Hingham’s Spring Gluten Free dinner.

Burtons Grill Hingham’s Spring Gluten Free Dinner

April 8 & 9 ~ $29.95 per person (not including tax and gratuity)

GF Caesar salad with GF croutons
romaine, gluten-free croutons and caesar dressing, topped with reggiano parmesan, anchovies on request
GF Sausage Fritters
home made sausage risotto fritters served on top of zesty tomato sauce
Seafood Casserole made with GF bread crumbs
sea scallops, wild caught shrimp and white fish tossed in a mascarpone cheese, baked with herbed gluten-free breadcrumbs, drizzled with a delicate lemon butter sauce, served with seasonal vegetables
GF Short rib n’ Shells with creamy au jus and green peas
slow cooked short ribs tossed with our gluten-free pasta; with natural au jus, a touch of light cream and sweet green peas
GF Mediterranean Chicken
pan seared chicken breast topped with sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese and provolone, served over spinach risotto, finished with a delicate lemon butter sauce
GF Brownie Sundae
two scoops vanilla ice cream on top of a warm chocolate and caramel gluten-free brownie, finished off with hot fudge and whipped cream
Burtons Grill GF Bananas Foster with GF sugar cookie
two home-made gluten-free sugar cookies filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with bananas

April 3, 2013 at 4:40 pm Leave a comment

MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: 6 Tips for Healthy Grocery Shopping

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Click Arrow to Replay MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM, March 21, 2013.

March is National Nutrition Month.

This week, we are talking about heathy shopping at the grocery store.

We have 6 great tips from Stop & Shop’s full-time nutritionist, Julie Menounos, on ways to get the most out of your grocery shopping experience with healthy eating in mind.

1.  Don’t shop hungry.

2.  Make a grocery list. Plan out your weekly meals and build a list around your meal plan.

3.  Shop the perimeter of the store.  This is where the freshest, most natural food lies.  Fill your cart with fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and dairy items, then venture down the center aisles to stock up on staples like whole grains, beans, and vegetable-based soups.

4.  Pay attention to symbols to help you shop.  For example, at Stop & Shop, you can look for the Healthy Ideas® symbol next to the price to find products that are better your family.

5.  Read the ingredient list.  If you are not sure how to accurately interpret the Nutrition Facts label, the ingredients list can provide you with enough information to make a healthy decision.  If sugar is listed in the first or second ingredient of your breakfast cereal, swap it for something healthier.

6.  Back at home, add fruits and veggies to your families favorite foods:  Add strawberries to cereal or blueberries to yogurt.  Try sliced pears in a grill cheese sandwich or just put the slices on the side of the plate for extra fiber in the meal.

Bottom line:  Try to eat as much fresh food as you can to keep your kids happy and healthy! :)

For more information on how to shop healthy, go to Stop & Shop’s Living Well web page.

Tune into MommaJam next week for the live segment on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 7:10 a.m. on 95.9 WATD-FM.  Listen live on the dial or at your desktop.

March 21, 2013 at 10:55 am Leave a comment

MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: Food Labeling for Dummies

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 CLICK ARROW TO HEAR MOMMAJAM ON 95.9 WATD-FM, MARCH 14, 2013.  Discussion on food labeling with Morning Show hosts Rob Hakala and Lisa Azizian is halfway through podcast replay.


Food Labeling for Dummies from Animal Welfare Approved Helps Moms Select Healthier Ingredients for Kids Animal Welfare Approved

We cover food almost weekly at MommaJam because eating healthy is so important for kids.

One key “ingredient” to eating right is knowing what’s in the food you’re buying and reading and understanding labels.

The Animal Welfare Approved, an organization that certifies farmers using the highest quality standards for raising pasture and range animals, has published a guide called, “Food Labeling for Dummies.”  The guide helps you understand technical terms or marketing labels on packages in the grocery store.

Food Labeling for Dummies is easy to read and explains the difference between organic versus all natural, an overused, misleading term.  Other words the guide explains:  heritage, heirloom, cage free, grass fed, and much more.

B Choosy Children's MenuSpeaking of delicious, clean food… Did you know that Burtons Grill only buys preservative-free meats – that is why the salmon there tastes so good.  A gluten-free dinner night is coming up in early April.  And, the B Choosey Children’s Menu is always a hit with the kids.  Check out Burtons Grill in Hingham at the Derby Street Shoppes.

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March 14, 2013 at 5:10 pm Leave a comment

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