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Coffee Quest, Day 1: The Unusual Suspects #coffeequest

Primula Products coffee makers

I grew up in a “drip coffee” house. Mom and Dad always drank it–heck, I even prepared it for them, from time to time–but they were no fuss, no muss kind of people. Whatever came in the blue or red or yellow can was fine with them: the larger the container, the better. Their drip …

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#FromLeft2Write: Saturday Night Widows

Saturday Night Widows

This post was inspired by Saturday Night Widows by Becky Aikman. After being kicked out of her widow support group for being too young, Becky creates her own support group with an unusual twist. Join From Left to Write on February 14 as we discuss Saturday Night Widows. As a member, I received a copy …

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Seven Cherries Cocktail, Featuring Platinum 7X Vodka

Seven Cherries

When your driveway looks like this, it suddenly becomes an excellent time to sample some vodka. We won’t be going anywhere for quite some time anyway, between the 2 feet or so of snow and the travel ban in effect.

I’ve had a lot to say about flavored vodkas, but what about the …

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#FromLeft2Write: The Expats

The Expats

I recently joined From Left to Write, an on-line bloggers book club. Because I don’t have enough projects. In all honesty, I used to read. A lot. Like 1000-page books in a matter of 36 hours, with going to work full time in between. Like staying up all night and functioning the next day on 3 hours …

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BlogHer Book Club: The Last Runaway

The Last Runaway - Tracy Chevalier

Honor Bright will never return to England: this much she knows. Between the shame of her fiance choosing another, the debilitating seasickness she suffered while crossing the Atlantic, and traveling 1/3 of the way across the continent to Ohio, following her sister to her soon-to-be husband’s home–only to lose her sister to yellow fever–it is …

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Book Review: Vanity Fare

Vanity Fare - Megan Caldwell

As Emeril’s #SeriousSandwich came to a close, William Morrow Cookbooks threw in a little bonus gift for all participants: an uncorrected proof of a soon-to-be released food-centric novel: Vanity Fare: A novel of lattes, literature, and love by Megan Caldwell. Not only did I get to partake in the deliciousness that was #SeriousSandwich, but I was …

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Eating Connecticut: Plan B is a Plan A

Plan B Simsbury - poet in the pantry

I love that there are so many delicious options for dining out on my lunch break. The area where I work has a wide variety of cuisines to choose from–heck, one plaza has Indian, Chinese, pizza, and sandwiches, all in one stop!–making it the ideal place to burn off an hour in the middle of …

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Review: When you just have to have New York bagels… NOW!


I enjoy a good bagel every now and then. Okay, maybe a little more often than that. Usually they come from the grocery store, encased in a bag with a logo stamped on it or from their bakery department, and probably not the freshest. While they’ve always fulfilled my hunger, they’ve left me wondering if …

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BlogHer Book Club: Diary of a Submissive

Diary of a Submissive cover

When the email arrived seeking volunteers to read and review Sophie Morgan’s Diary of a Submissive: A Modern True Tale of Sexual Awakening, I did not hesitate to respond. I jumped right in with both feet, confident that it would be cool to delve into something a little different, a little more risque, and ride the …

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#SeriousSandwich Explained, Red Velvet Whoopie Pies, & A Giveaway!

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Who doesn’t love a good sandwich? Simplicity at its best, a sandwich can be a quick snack to hold you over til the next meal or the whole meal itself neatly packaged in your hand. And now Emeril Lagasse is offering his best sandwich recipes for you to try at home.

I was recently …

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