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Review: Michelob Ultra Light Cider

Review: Michelob Ultra Light Cider

| June 18, 2012 | 2 Comments

What’s the recipe for a relaxing summer night? Good company, laughter and a very cold drink. On the beach, of course. And if there is a little fire pit in the mix, even better. (Can you tell that I am super impatient for summer vacation to begin? I am and I keep reminding myself that […]

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My Favorite Park: Kent Falls State Park

My Favorite Park: Kent Falls State Park

| June 13, 2012 | 3 Comments

Last summer, the kids and I met friends at Kent Falls State Park in Kent, Connecticut, for a picnic and hiking. Though we’d been there before, it was the first time that the kids and I did the full falls hike, which is a majestic climb. Recently, when the topic of my favorite park came […]

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Recipe Developing and Food Styling with Betty Crocker Kitchens

Recipe Developing and Food Styling with Betty Crocker Kitchens

| May 21, 2012 | 15 Comments

When I walked in the door Friday evening after being away for about three days, my son Will‘s eyes lit up. “Mommy! We have a surprise for you. Paige and I made it,” he said, immediately running off to retrieve two wood cuttings (they were cuts from brush and debris that my husband cleared while […]

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Sweetnicks’ Chocolate S’mores Cookies

Sweetnicks’ Chocolate S’mores Cookies

| March 30, 2012 | 6 Comments

Among friends, you can be yourself. Even if that means they giggle at the funny way you describe how food should sound when pulled from the oven. Among friends you can admit your faults and not be judged. They fill life with laughter and joy. And when things aren’t awesome, they lend their ears and […]

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Looking Back on Food Blog Forum Orlando 2012

Looking Back on Food Blog Forum Orlando 2012

| March 21, 2012 | 10 Comments

Where do I begin? That’s been the thought on my mind since my absolutely mind-blowing weekend at Food Blog Forum Orlando this past weekend. Wait. What? I didn’t tell you? I know, I know. I left without a word. I had good intentions of posting while I was away. I even edited and uploaded the […]

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Roasted Red Pepper, Sunflower and Walnut Pesto

Roasted Red Pepper, Sunflower and Walnut Pesto

| February 21, 2012 | 13 Comments

The kids and I have been establishing new routines this year. We’ve shed the lazy weekends that used to feel so empty and instead started packing Saturday and Sunday tight with grocery shopping at the good store, cooking, library time, church and family dinner with our extended family. Though I thought the structure of weekend […]

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Review: Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee at Grocery (& a Giveaway)

Review: Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee at Grocery (& a Giveaway)

| February 17, 2012 | 30 Comments

Every morning, the first thing I do is make myself a cup of coffee (okay, who am I kidding? The first thing I do is drink a cup of coffee — I don’t always make it myself). It’s my morning ritual — my way to get up and going. And honestly, most days I have […]

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Book Review: The Weird Sisters

Book Review: The Weird Sisters

| February 9, 2012 | 5 Comments

With the weekend looming (perhaps that’s too ominous … it’s a happy thing), I am already thinking about what book I will dive into. This year, I’ve been reading a steady flow of fiction and nonfiction books, including a number of books through the BlogHer Book Club. My latest one? The Weird Sisters by Eleanor […]

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Spicy Honey Chipotle Squash and Sweet Potatoes over Brown Rice

Spicy Honey Chipotle Squash and Sweet Potatoes over Brown Rice

| February 6, 2012 | 7 Comments

A few weeks ago, I bought some brown basmati rice for a night when my husband was working. Though we’ve never really loved any brown rice in the past, this time the kids and I enjoyed the nutty grain. But when it came time to make rice a few days later for the whole family, […]

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Goodbye 2011: End of Year Survey

Goodbye 2011: End of Year Survey

| December 30, 2011 | 2 Comments

  What a year 2011 has been. There has been some incredible highs and lows. So many, that I really don’t want to dwell on it. It was a year. And ultimately, when you see past the low parts, there was a lot of good too. Cate and I kicked off the new year by […]

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