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Laurie Nigro Life is never dull when you marry your exact opposite

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I left the husband to turn off the television. For some reason, I went back to the family room and quite nearly choked on my chamomile tea when I saw what he had done.

Life on Purpose In these stormy times, rely on love

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Love. It’s small enough to fit into a pocket. It’s large enough to span the generations. It’s light enough to cause laughter and deep enough to penetrate the hardest of hearts.

In the Kitchen Home-cooking can be easy and delicious

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An ideal home-cooked meal is one that's simple and full of flavor, like this braised chicken with tomato dish.

Suffolk health official reports first two human cases of West Nile this year

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Most cases of West Nile produce mild symptoms and many probably go unreported, Dr. James Tomarken said.

In the Kitchen Abundance of tomatoes? Make gazpacho

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Gazpacho, a cool soup from the south of Spain, is incredibly easy to prepare and a refreshing late-summer dish.

Laurie Nigro And we’re off! That didn’t take long, did it? Lazy summer days already a hazy memory

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So far, I've not eaten my kids (yay me!) but I can't guarantee it won't ever happen. High school isn't over for a lot more years

In the Kitchen Butternut squash and apple soup — a super transition from summer to fall

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A soup that can be eaten warm or cold is the ideal meal to weather the transfer from summer to fall.

Celia Iannelli The gift of time is the most precious resource of all

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Say what you want to say, do what you want to do because waiting for the “perfect time” can easily morph into a lost opportunity.

Laurie Nigro In this adventure called life, finding the right tribe means everything

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I’m a tremendously blessed woman. And that's what I chose to take away from this summer, flying bags of flaming dog crap and all.

In the Kitchen No-fuss eggplant lasagna

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This time of year eggplant is plentiful. Preparing it for cooking doesn't have to be time-consuming.