A Summer Dessert Recipe: Iced Coffee Granita with Vanilla Whipped Cream & Sea Salt Caramel

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When my husband is working at home alone, it makes sense for him to use a single serve pod type of brewing system. However, when we entertain, we pull out the multi-cup coffee pot. You know, the ‘old-fashioned’ kind. Seeing that we love to entertain, we always have some quality coffee on hand in order […]

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Invisalign Update: Removing Attachments and Assessing the Treatment

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In early July, the time had finally come: I finished all of the Invisalign trays, we were going to remove the attachments and assess the treatment. (I am a member of the Invisalign Mom Advisory Board. I will be receiving complimentary treatment from Invisalign). In case you have not heard of attachments, they are small tooth-colored dots […]

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Grilled Skirt Steak with Green Bean Salad and Citrus Vinaigrette

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In my last post, I mentioned a fantastic dinner we had with friends and so I just to tell you about the meal. Our friends made Grilled Skirt Steak with Green Bean Salad and Citrus Vinaigrette  by Bon Appetit. Since last weekend, I have been thinking about making it myself and how I would adapt […]

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A Trip to Gillette Castle in Connecticut

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This summer our son has discovered a passion for geography and travel. We now have two large wall maps, a World Map and Map of the U.S,. in our home and our son is staring at it and learning more about our Country and World each day. Interestingly, unless we are taking a plane to […]

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Mercat a la Planxa: A Chicago Tapas Restaurant

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Hello from the Windy City! I am here for a business trip and arrived hungry. I headed next door, with some colleagues, to ‘Mercat a la Planxa’ at the Blackstone Hotel. Because we arrived at an ‘off time’ aka between lunch and dinner, we could only order off a small tasting menu but we were happy […]

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The Fruits and Vegetables of our Labor: The Raised-Bed Garden

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We just ate an abundance of green beans from our garden tonight and will be attacking the sugar snap peas with our dinner tomorrow night.  It has been so rewarding watching the kids pick and enjoy the food from the garden. The problem will now be how to get the kids to enjoy frozen veggies […]

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