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Aglio e Olio or My Go-To Pasta with Olive Oil and Garlic

Ever since trying Aglio e Olio at Aloy’s in Poughkeepsie, New York, decades ago, it’s been a favorite. Here’s how to make this easy Deep down the rabbit hole, I fell, through layers of memories, hopes and dreams. Deep into the past, I went, mentally walking through my childhood and teen years. And in those …

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How to Make a DIY Tea Tray

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeaProudly, #ConstantComment, #CollectiveBias Do you know busy? Who doesn’t? That’s why I take little opportunities to unwind, like enjoying a cup of tea and a snack on a pretty DIY tea tray. Two busy, involved kids in middle …

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My 2019 Goals and a Look Back on my 2018 Goals

Hello, 2019. It’s so nice to see you. You’re looking all spiffy and new. Seriously though, can you believe it’s 2019? It seems like just yesterday we were welcoming 2018. Then, suddenly it was summer then back to school then Thanksgiving and now a New Year. What does it say about a year when it …

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Introducing the Newest Member of the Sarah’s Cucina Bella Household

There’s been a new addition to our home. And honestly, it was among the most unexpected new additions. But sometimes, it’s the things we don’t expect that turn out to be the greatest gift of all. Meet Bippity. This precocious, curious kitten has sauntered his way into our hearts and added joy to our days while …

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A Look Back on my 2017 Goals: The Good, The Bad and the Oops

Oh, resolutions … they are the goals we set for ourselves and them promptly abandon within weeks. That’s why I’ve stopped setting resolutions and instead chosen goals each year. I set seven 2017 goals. Here’s what happened to them. In Review: 7 GOALS FOR 2017 52 Books in 52 Weeks: To date, I’ve finished 30 books. I …

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Good Maine Pizza: Finelli New York Pizzeria

Finelli New York Pizzeria in Ellsworth serves a thin, New York-style pizza with great flavor, texture and taste. It’s good Maine pizza — and worth the drive. I nearly titled this post “the pizza we’ll drive 45 minutes to eat.” And with good reason — that’s precisely what we did last weekend. I really wanted …

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