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Tangy Cranberry Almond Coleslaw

Forget traditional coleslaw recipes. This Tangy Cranberry Almond Coleslaw recipe is a perfect sweet-tart salad for all your warm weather gatherings. This post was sponsored by Hellmann’s. All opinions are my own. Warm breezes, the sound of waves crashing on the shore, laughter … these are the things our happy summer celebrations are made of. …

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

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

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

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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Are Melamine Plates Safe?

As a mother of a young child, I am constantly on the prowl for what’s safe and what isn’t. In my house, we avoid partially hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup and microwaving plastic. But until this week, I hadn’t given a thought to the melamine plates that my son eats from. After all, the …

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