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Christmas 2016: Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

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Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays! Surprisingly (not), I received a kitchen device/cooking item as a Christmas gift. I was gifted an Instant Pot! You know, the pressure cooker, crockpot, sauté pan, steamer, rice cooker, yogurt maker?  I feel like the rest of America already has, and raves about this cooking miracle.  I have read the user’s manual […]

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Nickel & Nickel Wine Dinner at Foxwoods Resort Casino

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Sometimes I surprise my husband, sometimes I do not. He did not seem surprised when we got a spiffed up for a date night, only to find I had the date wrong. The Nickel & Nickel wine dinner was in fact two days  later in the week. Oops. Naturally we could not make date night […]

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Family Vacation 2016 – Portugal Part 1

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My husband was born, and spent the first five years of his life, in Mourilhe, Portugal before his family emigrated to the United States. Once we had children, my husband looked forward to taking our children there to see the different culture, the architecture, and even the home he was born in, but we wanted […]

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Family Fun with Dr. Eureka

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Did you know I am a Science nerd? No really, I have a degree in Science and work in the clinical research field. This means anything related to Science excites me. Therefore, when I was asked if my family wanted to try the game Dr. Eureka, I was intrigued. The premise of the game basically […]

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Opus One Wine Dinner at Foxwoods Resort Casino

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Last week, I grabbed my friend Kim and spent an evening wining and dining her at the Opus One Wine Dinner at Foxwoods Resort Casino. The objective of the evening was to treat us to some of the fabulous wines by Opus One paired with some amazing dishes, and to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of […]

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Exploring Rhode Island’s Family-Friendly Attractions

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During spring break week, we were invited to attend a press tour where we would experience Rhode Island’s Kid-Friendly attractions. The first stop was the Biomes Marine Biology Center. I had taken the kids there once a few years ago, but the kids were younger and didn’t focus as much back then. This time, we truly absorbed the […]

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