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Tangy Cranberry Almond Coleslaw

Tangy Cranberry Almond Coleslaw

| July 31, 2012 | 6 Comments

Warm breezes, the sound of waves crashing on the shore, laughter … these are the things our happy summer celebrations are made of. And they are fueled by summer dinners where the chicken is grilled, the corn is freshly peeled and steamed and the salads are chilled. We had a bit of a celebration recently […]

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Back to School Shopping for School Lunches

Back to School Shopping for School Lunches

| August 6, 2011 | 6 Comments

Thank you to Crocs for sponsoring this blog post. Please click here to learn more about Crocs’ new Back to School line. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own. It’s been said that I go a little crazy around back to school shopping time. […]

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Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011: Healthy Living Tip

Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011: Healthy Living Tip

| June 14, 2011 | 7 Comments

Some days, the words just flow. Those are the days where I can sit down and write a post in minutes, and have time for edits and rewrites and rereads. Then there are days like today, where I sat down hours ago to write this and got exactly nowhere. My head is just filled. It’s […]

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The Joy of Turkey Sandwiches (and 5 Ways to Jazz Yours Up)

The Joy of Turkey Sandwiches (and 5 Ways to Jazz Yours Up)

| September 21, 2010 | 6 Comments

I’m sitting at my desk eating a turkey sandwich on 7-grain bread with a smear of roasted red pepper hummus and a slice of Swiss cheese. It’s divine. I didn’t bother to cut it in half, though I am a devoted sandwich-cutter (as yesterday’s turkey sandwich, above, shows). The house is quiet, still even. My […]

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Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta with Romano Roasted Shrimp

Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta with Romano Roasted Shrimp

| September 7, 2010 | 4 Comments

And just like that, summer ended. I mean, of course it’s still technically summer. But this morning, as I woke Will from his peaceful slumber and got him fed, brushed, washed and dressed for school, summer was clearly over for us. We’re now entering the wonderful world of schedules that revolve around five-day-a-week schooling and […]

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Sesame Soy Napa Cabbage Slaw Recipe

Sesame Soy Napa Cabbage Slaw Recipe

| August 3, 2010 | 4 Comments

When the school packet arrived last week, I got choked up. Parked at the top of our long, winding driveway, I quickly scanned the forms for teacher names while the kids demanded to know if there was mail for them. “One second, guys,” I said. It was the last day of July, a beautiful, spotless […]

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10 Things I Learned At Will’s First Day of Soccer

10 Things I Learned At Will’s First Day of Soccer

| September 10, 2009 | 5 Comments

1. Bring water. In a bottle. To drink. 2. Bring more water for your other child, who will want some too. 3. Make sure that the umbrella chairs in your trunk are accessible. 4. Camera? Definitely ok. Cell phone? Totally okay too. 5. He will beam when you tell him he did a great job. […]

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My Baby is Four!

My Baby is Four!

| July 31, 2009 | 5 Comments

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Wordless Wednesday: Summertime and the Living is Easy

Wordless Wednesday: Summertime and the Living is Easy

| July 23, 2009 | 2 Comments

We are having a summer without air conditioning here. It’s not because of the mild weather though — it’s because I am trying to cut down on the electricity we use (summer is our peak usage time) and thus save money. It has the fringe benefits of also being a little kinder to the environment […]

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French Toasted Apple Grilled Cheese

French Toasted Apple Grilled Cheese

| March 27, 2009 | 9 Comments

When I flipped this sandwich out of the frying pan and onto Will’s plate, I instantly smiled. Do you see it? The simple, unmistakable shape was clear as day. Instead of shooting a photo of the most perfect sandwich in the batch, I went with the one with the perfect little unexpected heart. Here, you […]

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