Colette Goguen

Colette lives in Winchendon with her husband, four children, dogs, and chickens. After 17 years of working in the Criminal Justice field, Colette left her full-time career to be more present at home and will be continuing to teach CJ students as a college adjunct instructor.  A fan of baking for as long as Colette can remember her mom and grandmothers lifting fresh Irish bread from the oven, she is the recipe developer, food photographer & chocoholic at where she strives to create accessible and joyful recipes for busy homes. Passionate about wellness, fitness, and her Catholic Faith, she believes that a good workout, quiet time with God, and a hot cup of coffee set her up for a great day. Colette wishes she was better at gardening and she loves checking out the local food scene when she isn’t chasing kids or trying to get them out the door on time.
ham, cheese & asparagus quiche

Ham, Cheese & Roasted Asparagus Quiche Recipe

Maybe you have a lot of leftovers from Easter dinner on your hands. Maybe you need a little something different and simple to throw on the table for dinner, or a new brunch recipe...
Self love affirmations

Self Love Affirmations Taught By My Children

February is the month of love, but I want to deviate from the visions of romantic gestures and candlelight dinners for a moment. As moms, I feel that we need to fill that cup...
My Journey to Restorative Yoga

My Journey to Restorative Yoga: Slowing Down to “Speed Up”

It's New Year's Resolutions time. I'm fairly neutral about resolutions. I think that they're a great opportunity for the feeling of a fresh start, to let go of things no longer serving you and...
5 ways to slow down this holiday season

5 Ways to Slow Down this Holiday Season

It's the most wonderful time of the year, right? My family celebrates Christmas and I love this time of year. The lights, the food, the baking, the music, the get togethers and yes, even...

Date Night Air Fryer Cookies

The Fall temperatures have rolled into Massachusetts along with the earlier sun sets. While some people strongly dislike this change from summer to fall and the anticipation of winter that comes along with it,...
Crock Pot Oatmeal Recipe

Crock Pot Oatmeal & Oatmeal Bar

The cooler temperatures roll in this month here in Massachusetts and it's time for cozy breakfasts, like this crock pot oatmeal. The kids are running out to school in the mornings and then off...
St. Patrick's Day | Central Mass Mom

St. Patrick’s Day is Here & There Will Be No Leprechaun Mischief at My...

I know that I sound like the Grinch so please let me clarify. I love St. Patrick's Day, as in really love St. Patrick's Day. I was actually born in Ireland, I grew up Irish...
Grocery Budget | Central Mass Mom

Grocery Budget Tips: How to Rein in the Cost of Feeding Your Family

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spent an average of over $8,100 on food in 2019.  Food is also one of the top 3 line-item budget expenditures for Americans after housing...

When Life Gives You 2020

We've all heard it. We know the quote. It peps us up on tough days. It reminds us to look at the positive and turn the challenges into triumphs. "When life gives you lemons, make...
Fall Brussel Sprouts | Central Mass Mom

Fall Brussel Sprouts with Maple Balsamic Reduction

Thanksgiving certainly means turkey but I say bring on the side dishes! I think Brussel sprouts get a bad reputation. I'm qualified to make that statement because I used to turn my nose up...