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Slow Cooker Homemade Beef Vegetable Soup

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Christi Shingara There's nothing like coming in from the cold and enjoying a hot bowl of beef vegetable soup. This recipe is a slow cooker success and guaranteed to be a family favorite! It's packed with hearty vegetables, herbs and juicy beef stew meat, which makes this soup not only super…

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Danny Clinch – Transparent Clinch Gallery

*By: Christi Shingara* *Edited By: Linz Bordner * Photos of the Transparent Clinch Gallery, Asbury Park, NJBy: Christi Shingara Danny Clinch is one of my favorite photographers and has shot a plethora of musical greats from Bob Dylan and Tupac Shakur to Bruce Springsteen and Johnny Cash, not to mention some of my favorite rock…

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Fall Fabrics We Love!

*By: Christi Shingara* Fall is here, and when it comes to your wardrobe, it's time to break out those popular and seasonal fabrics! Suede, tweed, corduroy, flannel and velvet are the essential fabrics for fall. You will not only see these fabrics featured among most clothing brands, but also on items such as purses, shoes,…

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Fall Transition Essentials for Every Wardrobe

*By: Fit Fancy Food* September weather is all over the place, just like my moods these days. Waking up to cool fall-like mornings followed by hot, summer afternoons is the typical weather trend this time of year. These four looks highlight the essential transition pieces that will take your outfits from summer to fall in…

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Managing a Farmers Market: An Insider’s Story

*By: Christi Shingara* Photos: Christi Shingara We all love our local farmers market, but did you ever want to know what it takes to manage one? I got a chance to sit down with Jackie Wood who manages the Saugerties Farmers Market in the Hudson River Valley. She talks about how she became a manager,…

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Easy Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Bars

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Christi Shingara Need a delicious dessert in a pinch? Chocolate chip cake bars are my go-to! They are ready in less than an hour and do not require a lot of ingredients. I have made them for many years and always get so many compliments. I tweak the recipe from time…

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Fall Shoe Trends

*By: Christi Shingara* With the changing season comes a changing wardrobe and shoes are a big part of any look. Here are the top fall shoe trends to keep you stylin' and profilin' throughout the season! Sneakers Sneakers are on trend this fall and are also a great transitional shoe. During the summer months they…

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Working Out Without Working Out!

By: Christi Shingara Photo: Jametlene Reskp A few of our fitness posts talk about exercise routines and how to maintain them such as "Structuring your Workout Routine" and "The Benefits of Shorter Workouts", but did you know that you can workout without actually having a workout routine? A busy day at the office or just…

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Summer Hairstyles to Beat the Heat

*By: Christi Shingara* Half Bun One of the easiest hairstyles is the half bun. With straight hair it can look sleek and sophisticated. A bohemian style can be achieved with curly hair and a looser bun. Create this look by brushing hair back into a mid-ponytail and securing with an elastic. The hair on either…

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Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

By: Christi Shingara Photo: Christi Shingara Ice cream season is still upon us and with the extreme heat and humidity I've found myself craving a familiar childhood treat...ice cream sandwiches! I went to my local grocery store to grab some and soon found out that the many boxes I picked up contained a long list…