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Garlicky Romaine Hearts Salad with Bacon, Walnuts and Blue Cheese

Garlicky Romaine Hearts Salad with Bacon, Walnuts and Blue Cheese

| January 9, 2013 | 7 Comments

Paige’s blondish-brownish hair swung below her knitted cap as she climbed the stairs to her school bus today, heading off to kindergarten. She sunk onto the first seat, sliding to the window and looking out at me with her big brown eyes. Immediately, her little hand rose  and started waving. I did the same, wearing […]

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October is Fair Trade Month

October is Fair Trade Month

| October 31, 2012 | 2 Comments

Back in September, I received an email from Fair Trade USA asking if I might write a little about them in October — Fair Trade Month. I said yes, and they were kind enough to send me a box of Fair Trade goodies to enjoy and maybe mention. But I said yes for a bigger […]

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What One Insurance Company is Doing to Support Healthy Living

What One Insurance Company is Doing to Support Healthy Living

| October 17, 2012 | 3 Comments

Being a healthy woman — and mother — is important. So, every so often I try to incorporate some health related stuff into Sarah’s Cucina Bella. When the opportunity to learn about what a healthcare company is doing to make healthy living a little easier, I was on board to hear more. When I think […]

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Staying Active in the Fall, and Together Counts

Staying Active in the Fall, and Together Counts

| October 12, 2012 | 2 Comments

You know what I love about fall? It’s a mix of so many great things — warm sunlight, crisp temperatures and breezes, sweet apples and carving big pumpkins, to name a few. And it has Halloween — one of my very favorite days of the year. Yes, it’s a pretty awesome time. And although we […]

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Raising Healthy Kids and Thoughts on Libby’s Single Fruit Cups

Raising Healthy Kids and Thoughts on Libby’s Single Fruit Cups

| October 12, 2012 | 2 Comments

We’re into the swing of things now. School started in late August, and we’ve acclimated to the waking up thing. We’ve also found a new flow with the new (later) bus pick up times. Well, mostly. Packing lunches? Got it! I have a flow to things. Will gets a main item — a sandwich or […]

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Easy Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Easy Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

| October 10, 2012 | 3 Comments

Most weekday mornings go something like this: The kids wake up. I wake up — either thanks to the kids, my alarm or Snoopy trying to convince me to let him out. I drag out of bed. Get the kids breakfast (note to self: it might be time to empower them to get their own […]

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A Chat with Liz Vaccariello about The Digest Diet

A Chat with Liz Vaccariello about The Digest Diet

| September 13, 2012 | 1 Comment

Over the past few years, I have been pretty open with my struggle to achieve permanent weight loss. I’ve had good results at times, and then bad results. This year in particular has been my biggest struggle yet. I’ve joined a gym and I’ve tried to clean up my eating. But every day is still […]

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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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Do You Talk Around the Dinner Table?

Do You Talk Around the Dinner Table?

| March 8, 2012 | 8 Comments

Let’s talk dinnertime conversations: Do you talk around the dinner table? Share your day? Ask your kids about theirs? In a Family Meals Survey that I conducted in 2010, 76.6 percent of respondents said that personal news was their favorite dinnertime conversation. Another 73.4 percent said family news and 72.3 percent said what’s happening at […]

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Breakfast in Bed (Eat. Live. Be. Reboot)

Breakfast in Bed (Eat. Live. Be. Reboot)

| January 26, 2012 | 7 Comments

When I was making my bed recently, I noticed how the morning sunlight was streaming through the windows onto my bed. It fell in lines of light and shadow, coming through the bed frame and the window. The beauty caught my eye — It seemed to be begging to be photographed. So, I quickly whipped […]

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