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Meet My Adopted Blogger: Carmen Cooks!

Meet My Adopted Blogger: Carmen Cooks!

| September 21, 2008 | 3 Comments

Kristen over at Dine and Dish has a busy life. With three adorable kids, a thriving work at home business and a great blog, you’d think she never sleeps. With that in mind, I have no idea how she found the time to spearhead the second Adopt A Blogger event. Experienced bloggers “adopt” new bloggers […]

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Celebration for the Mamas

Celebration for the Mamas

| May 5, 2008 | 1 Comment

If next Sunday is anything like today – sunny, blue-skied, relaxed – then it will be a fantastic Mother’s Day. Now, before you go off railing on how it’s a Hallmark holiday and blah, blah, blah, just listen. Mother’s Day has been celebrated since the early 1900s. It was created by a daughter who wanted […]

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Fish for Lenten Fridays

Fish for Lenten Fridays

| February 9, 2008 | 0 Comments

I had a rude awakening on Friday when I suddenly realized that it was Friday and the meat I had planned to serve for dinner was a big no-no. If you are in a similar situation and looking for a yummy dish to feed your brood, check out these recipes from Sarah’s Cucina Bella: Grilled […]

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Death by Chocolate

Death by Chocolate

| February 4, 2008 | 2 Comments

I’ve seen the links elsewhere around the blogosphere and at first I thought, “Nah, I don’t have time to enter that.” But then I realized I didn’t need to create sometime new — I could use a post I created weeks ago. So, I did it folks. I entered Culinate’s Death by Chocolate contest. Here’s […]

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Letting Go of 2007

Letting Go of 2007

| December 30, 2007 | 2 Comments

Va: You are one of the most driven people I know. Me: Thanks. … But I am actually disappointed that I didn’t do more when I was younger before I was married or had kids. Chalk it up to finding myself, I guess. Va: A lot of people would disagree with you on that. A […]

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Cucina Bella, Meet Bella Cucina

Cucina Bella, Meet Bella Cucina

| October 8, 2007 | 1 Comment

Considering that one of the most frequent hits to this blog early on was “Bella Cucina,” I know there is a company by that name out there. But I had never run across their store or wares … until now. Honestly, I wasn’t even sure what they sold. But then a close friend gave me […]

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Strawberries, Strawberries, Strawberries . . .

Strawberries, Strawberries, Strawberries . . .

| June 27, 2007 | 3 Comments

Sunday afternoon was a blast. My good friend Virtual Frolic, Will and I went to Jones Family Farms in Shelton, Conn., to pick strawberries. It was the perfect day for it — not too hot, a nice breeze and a good amount of sun. As a little girl, I used to go strawberry picking with […]

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In Search Of . . .

In Search Of . . .

| June 15, 2007 | 0 Comments

I need a tried and true coffee cake recipe. What I am imagining is a cinnamon swirl coffee cake with the yummy streusel topping. But it cannot contain sour cream or an absurd amount of butter (I am beginning to think this is a tall order). I’ve searched the web and blogosphere and haven’t found […]

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