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MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: 4 Fun Tips for Valentines Day

Red Velvet Cupcakes, Photo and Recipe By Kitchen Scoop

Red Velvet Cupcakes Photo and Recipe By Kitchen Scoop

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Here are 4 fun tips for celebrating Valentine’s Day with your family.95.9 WATD

1.  Crafts!  

Get out the glitter, get out the glue.  Valentine’s Day is the best holiday for crafts with kids.  You could spring for the boxed cards from the super market, but it’s way more fun to create homemade valentines.  Use magic markers, colored paper, stickers, glitter and glue to create one of a kind Valentines.  Get your supplies today, so you have every thing you need to work on the project over the weekend during the blizzard.  Don’t forget to make cards for your favorite teachers, crossing guards and other special people in your kids’ lives.

2.  Kick off Valentine’s Day Week with Pink Pancakes

We talk a lot about cooking on MommaJam.  This idea is from Tara Hollander of Doorknock Dinner, a company in Norwell that makes homemade meals and delivers them to your door step.

Tara suggests getting creative in the kitchen with your kids by make pink heart-shaped pancakes on the griddle.

Use roasted, peeled and then ****pureed beets instead of sketchy red food coloring.  Fold the beets into the pancake batter to make it turn pink.  Top pancakes with fresh sliced strawberries and homemade whipped cream.   This is a great idea for the weekend.   We have pancakes every Sunday morning.  We are going to kick off Valentine’s Day Week with Tara’s Pink Pancakes.

*** Test Kitchen Note:  Try juice from defrosted frozen raspberries instead of beets for sweet taste.

3.  Make Heart Shaped Sandwiches for Kids

Mandy Keith, owner of Yummy Mummy Meals Workshop suggests making a Valentine’s Day lunch.  Cut kids’ sandwiches into heart shapes and add fruit shaped hearts to their plates.  This is a fun way to surprise your kids next Thursday on Valentine’s Day.  They will love it when they open their lunch box at school and see heart shaped foods.  Make the moment extra special and pack a sweet  Valentine’s Day note.

Mandy runs Yummy Mummy Meals Workshop out of her home in Hanover.  She teaches moms how to prepare a series of meals and gives you the ingredients to take home and later make the meals on your own.

During February, Yummy Mummy Meals Workshop is making Dishes with with a romance flair, such as Tender Loving Tenderloin.

4.  Splurge on Treats! 

We just finished a January series on wellness… but every now and then it’s fun to splurge.

Three words:  Red Velvet Cupcakes.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 2, 2015 at 10:00 am 2 comments

Best of MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: Thanksgiving Turkey Hands Track Kids Growing Up

MommaJam on WATDThis Thanksgiving, MommaJam is on vacation devouring turkey and enjoying the holiday with family and friends.

Instead of a live segment, we’re replaying a “Best Of” MommaJam, a segment from last year including lots of laughs with 95.9 WATD’s South Shore Morning News Hosts Rob Hakala and Lisa Azizian.  We talk about making “turkey hands” as a great way to track kids’ growth over the years.  This year, Lisa gets to celebrate her first Thanksgiving with her baby son and hopefully trace his tiny hand to start a fun tradition.

Have a great holiday, listeners!

Click the arrow to hear the replay of MommaJam with the South Shore Morning News crew, Rob Hakala and Lisa Azizan, at the 95.9 WATD-FM studios.

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Tune into MommaJam every Thursday at 7:10 a.m. on 95.9 WATD-FM.  Listen live on the radio dial or from your desktop, phone or tablet.

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November 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: Burtons Grill Serves Up Deliciousness

MommaJam on WATDAll chefs have their secrets…. we were lucky to tap into the secrets of the top chef at Burtons Grill last week while chatting about all of the different and local flavors on the menu at this Hingham hotspot.

Chef Denise Herrera and Burtons Grill general manager in Hingham, Stephen Slicis, set up a tasting table at the 95.9 WATD-FM studios to showcase some of the amazing dishes that are “must” haves when dining in or taking out from this upscale, yet casual dining destination.

Believe it or not, Burtons Grill does a large take out business – many people call in their favorite dishes to pick up.  Parking is generally easy in the back section of the Derby Street Shoppes, making take out a viable option for days/nights when you’re in a rush or have something else on the agenda like getting kids to their evening activities.  But, back to the tasting table and secret ingredients…..

Yuzu is a lemon-lime type fruit from China.  We learned that Yuzu is a secret ingredient in the creamy, tangy White Bean

This lemony lime fruit, Yuzu, is a secret ingredient in the White Bean Hummus at Burtons Grill

This lemony lime fruit, Yuzu, is a secret ingredient in the White Bean Hummus at Burtons Grill

Hummus at Burtons Grill.  Other dishes on the tasting table were All Natural Pan Roasted Chicken over Crispy Polenta and served with a Sweet Carrot Buerre Blanc Sauce and Sausage Provolone Fritters made with Italian aborio rice.

Click the arrow to hear the replay of Burtons Grill on MommaJam with the South Shore Morning News crew, Rob Hakala and Lisa Azizan, at the 95.9 WATD-FM studios.

Burtons Grill DrinksFeeling Fallish?  Right now Burtons Grill is rolling out fresh new seasonal fare featuring Autumn Pork Tenderloin grilled to perfection and served with cider donut stuffing and caramelized blueberries.  Or, try Butternut Ravioli with pumpkin sage cream, cranberry chutney and toasted pumpkin seeds.

Sip on signature drinks created by Burtons Grill’s award-winning mixologists, like the Caramel Apple-tini in a Cinnamon and Sugar dusted-rim glass.  While you’re at Burtons Grill, join the B Loyal Rewards Program. Earn one point for every dollar spent and receive immediate discounts off your bill.

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Tune into MommaJam every Thursday at 7:10 a.m. on 95.9 WATD-FM.  Listen live on the radio dial or from your desktop, phone or tablet.

October 8, 2014 at 11:59 am Leave a comment

MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: Burtons Grill in the Studio

Burtons Grill Drinks

Eating on the run while your kids are at different activities and sports every night?

We talk ways to have a great dinner for your family (and yourself!) while dining in or taking out at Burtons Grill in Hingham, located at the Derby Street Shoppes.

Burtons Grill general manager Stephen Slicis and top chef Denise Herrera joined us in the 95.9 WATD-FM studio with delicious samples from the new menu.

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B Choosy Children's Menu

Slicis is a huge community advocate, serving hockey and other sports teams after games over the weekends.  He shares his stories and why it’s important for Burtons Grill to be involved by helping families eat healthy with the B Choosy Children’s Menu.

Check out the audio replay for the full feature on the South Shore Morning News with Rob Hakala and Lisa Azizian.

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Tune into MommaJam every Thursday at 7:10 a.m. on 95.9 WATD-FM.  Listen live on the radio dial or from your desktop, phone or tablet.

 

 

September 15, 2014 at 12:05 pm Leave a comment

MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: The Pinehills, Plymouth Farmer’s Market, Making Pickles!

Click the arrow to hear the replay of MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.

The Market at Pinehills

1.  The Pinehills in Plymouth Excursion

The Pinehills in Plymouth is a great place to visit this weekend or anytime for an excursion with your kids, shopping, ice cream, fine dining, and more.

On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Pinehills is hosting an ETSY Marketplace on the village green.  More than 20 Etsy shop owners – all local artisans – are featuring unique, one-of-a-kind handmade arts and crafts.

The Market at The Pinehills is the perfect spot to put together a picnic lunch for you and your kids.  The sandwiches and prepared foods are delicious and easy to mix and match for a great meal.   The Market’s bakery has fresh baked cookies, tarts or cupcakes.  Spread out on The Pinehills’ beautiful Village Green and enjoy a great picnic on the grass!

Let’s Scream 4 Ice Cream is a MUST stop this weekend or any time you’re looking for a fun ice cream outing.   The old-fashioned stand serves 18 delicious ice cream flavors, freshly made ice cream cones, sundaes, shakes and more.

Mama Mia’s is now open at The Pinehills.  Expect great pizza and pasta for the whole family. There’s live entertainment from pop/classic rock guitarist Dan Durkee this Saturday from 6:30p – 9:30p on the patio.

For a special date night, check out Rye Tavern, which has backyard-garden-to-table dishes that are simply delicious.

For a Mom’s get away, the new Mirbeau Spa is OPEN!

2.  Plymouth Farmer’s Market at Plimoth Plantation

This week is National Farmer’s Market Week!

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Every Thursday until the fall, you can visit one of the South Shore’s largest farmer’s market – The Plymouth Farmer’s Market at Plimoth Plantation.

The market is open every Thursday from 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Go to Plymouth Farmers Market on Facebook for a listing of events each Thursday:  cooking demonstrations, special meals, seasonal fruits and veggies fresh from local farms.

Each week, the PFM has music and LOTS of food from Local Farmers and Food-makers who source ingredients from farms on the South Shore.

3.  Kitchen Project with the Kids:  Pickle Cucumbers! 

Making Pickles!
The MommaJam test kitchen was in full swing this week as a pickling factory!   If you’re garden is over flowing with cucumbers, try pickling!   EatingWell Magazine has a “No-Can” recipe that makes pickles in a few hours.  The pickles are good for up to a month in the refrigerator.  Make in the morning and have pickles at night!

 

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August 8, 2014 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: In the Studio with Burtons Grill

Local Ingredients, Trendy Flavors, Gluten-Senstive, Patio Dining ….

Get the full behind the scenes on all of the delicious dishes and drinks this summer.

 Click Arrow to Hear the Replay of Burtons Grill in the studio on Thursday, July 31, 2014.

We h95.9 WATDad the honor of having Burtons Grill’s top chef, Denise Herrera, and the legendary Stephen Slicis, the Hingham location’s general manager, come into the 95.9 WATD-FM radio studio to talk about the restaurant’s new seasonal menu items featuring local ingredients and trendy flavors.

The Bonfire Burger lights up with spicy sweet sriracha sauce.  This burger is SO amazing, even the cooks and wait staff eat the Bonfire Burger while on break!

The Bronzed Salmon with Romesco Sauce is another dish that pops.  The romesco sauce has a tangy bite that pairs perfectly with warm, tender center cut salmon.  Fennel slaw, a recent MommaJam fave, gives a slight crunch to every bite.

Another bonus to dining at Burtons Grill – if you have any food allergy or are gluten-sensitive or just a particular eater, Burtons Grill will take special care to make sure your meal is safe to eat.  Listen in to hear Denise and Stephen talk about their protocols and standards when it comes to preparing and serving anyone at any age who has certain dietary needs.B Choosy Children's Menu

While you are there, check out the B Choosy Children’s Menu.  It’s $7 and lets kids pick and choose from a selection of healthy, real food options.

Go to BurtonsGrill.com for a peek at the menu and make your reservation today.

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Tune into MommaJam every Thursday at 7:10 a.m. on 95.9 WATD-FM.  Listen live on the radio dial or from your desktop, phone or tablet.

August 2, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Burtons Grill Hits the 95.9 WATD-FM Studios

Bonfire Burger…. Beet Salad….. Watermelon Sangia…. Patio Dining….

The Tastes of Summer Come Alive at Burtons Grill

Bonfire Burger

The new Bonfire Burger at Burtons Grill is made with certified angus beef and topped with tomato jalapeño relish, sriracha, sweet and spicy chili pepper sauce, and shredded lettuce.

This Thursday, July 31, 2014, Burtons Grill superstars are coming into the 95.9 WATD-FM studios for a special MommaJam feature during the South Shore Morning News with Rob Hakala and Lisa Azizian.

We are tasting the new summer menu which debuts Burtons Grill’s Bonfire Burger and many other delectable dishes new and old.

Hear Hingham’s general manager and South Shore legend Stephen Slicis talk about the community and how Burtons has become a great place for families to socialize, especially after a game.  Top Chef Denise Herrera talks local ingredients, summer flavors and the new menu items that will win your heart (and tastebuds).

Best of all, Burtons Grill is a place parents can dine in style and have their kids eat a healthy, hearty meal made with real food.  The Burtons Grill B Choosy Children’s Menu is only $7 and lets kids pick and choose what they want from cool menu options.

If any one in your family has food allergies or special dietary needs, don’t worry.  Burtons Grill is a pioneer in serving customers panicked about cross contamination, celiac, allergies, and picky preferences.  This stress-free factor alone is reason to hang out at Burtons Grill for lunch or dinner with your kids.  Every mom can appreciate an upscale restaurant that also caters to families.

Listen live on the radio dial at 95.9 or from your computer, tablet or mobile phone at 959WATD.com.

In the meantime, check out Burtons Grill’s Monday Oyster Night and Tuesday Night Summer Solstice Specials at the Derby Street Shoppes in Hingham.

 

 

July 26, 2014 at 1:32 pm Leave a comment

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