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Better Food

Monkey Bread in the slow cooker!

Monkey bread is a delicious and addicting dessert that everyone will love.  Julia Collin Davison, a host of America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country, is showing us how to make the dough and topping.  Be sure to find the recipe in the recipe section of our website and click here to learn more about America’s Test Kitchen.

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Better Toys

The hottest toys from the 2018 American International Toy Fair

The 2018 American International Toy Fair just wrapped up a couple of days ago.  Marissa DiBartolo, Senior Editor at The Toy Insider was there and she's showing us the toys she thinks are going to fly off store shelves this year.  Click here to see more toy reviews and suggestions from The Toy Insider.

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The Place 2 Be for breakfast, lunch, and milkshakes!

There’s an awesome brunch spot in Hartford that serves breakfast, lunch, and delicious milkshakes everyday of the week.  Melissa Cole went to check it out!  It’s located on Franklin Ave in Hartford.  Click here to learn more.

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Better Food

Learn how to make pierogies from scratch with Roost Chef, Keith Urbowicz

Pierogies are a crowd favorite, and today Roost Chef Keith Urbowicz is showing us how to make them from scratch!  Be sure to find the recipe in the recipe section of our website.  Keith is a personal chef, click here to learn more about his business.

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Better Living

Planning a fun girls getaway with any budget

Friends are a crucial part of life.  Monica and Kristen from Pretty Gritty are showing us how we can plan a fun getaway with the girls on any budget!  Click here to see more from the Pretty Gritty.

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Better Drinks

Winter punch recipes

Time to break out the punch!  Dimitrios Zahariadis, also known as The Cocktail Chemist, is showing us two different punches you can make at home.  Be sure to find the recipes in the recipe section of our website and click here to learn more about Dimitrios. 

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Better Laughs

Comedian Corey Holcomb in ‘Studio B’

There’s a great show on tap at the Hartford Funny Bone!  Comedian Corey Holcomb is in the studio before his stand up act tonight and tomorrow night.  Click here for all the details.

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Better Pets

How to avoid dental disease in pets

February is Pet Dental Health Month and Dr. Andrea Dennis from the Bloomfield Animal Hospital is telling us how to know if our pets have dental problems.  She also has some advice to avoid dental issues.  Click here to learn more about Dr. Dennis.

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Better Weekends

Movies and free events to enjoy this weekend

Renee DiNino from the River 105.9 is showing us some of the movies that are out this weekend and highlights some free events happening around the state!  Click here to see Renee’s Better Weekend Blog.

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Today's Headlines

Jane Seymour posed for Playboy, Kyle Jenner wrecks Snapchat, and saggy pants could be illegal

Jane Seymour posed for Playboy, Kyle Jenner wrecks Snapchat, and saggy pants could be illegal...all that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Living

Make old furniture new again!

Have you inherited some furniture from your parents or grandparents, but it’s not quite your style?  Wait until you see the transformation that happens at Cindarella’s Attic in Wethersfield!  Click here to learn more about her shop.

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Better Fitness

Workout like Mixed Martial Artist, Cat Zingano

Cat Zingano is one of the top fighters in the world.  She’s out with a new book, “Train Like A Fighter” to help people get fit.  The book is available in stores now!

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Better Entertainment

So many great performances t look forward to at Foxwoods Resort Casino!

Scot sat down with Monique Sebastian, the Vice President of Entertainment and Entertainment Marketing at Foxwoods Resort Casino, to find out who is coming to Connecticut this year!  Click here to see a full list of concerts. 

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Better Health

How doctors at Orthopedic Associates of Hartford are treating back pain

For some people, back pain is debilitating and surgery is required.  Physicians at Orthopedic Associates of Hartford show us how they’re helping patients with back pain.  Click here to learn more.

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Today's Headlines

Flight cancels after 12 hours of waiting, Chevy Chase attacked in road rage incident, the new way to Uber

In today's headlines... a flight cancels after 12 hours of waiting, Chevy Chase attacked in road rage incident, the new way to Uber!

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Better Movies

See Vincent van Gogh’s work through a brilliant new lens

You’re probably familiar with Vincent \van Gogh’s iconic work in the confines of a frame.  A new film, nominated for an academy award, shows van Gogh’s life story through his paintings.  It’s called “Loving Vincent.”  We spoke with a director of the film, Dorota Kobiela.  Look for Loving Vincent in theaters now!

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Better Musical

The Bodyguard: On stage at The Bushnell

If you’re a fan of Whitney Houston, you’re probably familiar with the film “The Bodyguard.”  The movie inspired the musical which is on stage now at The Bushnell.  Judson Mills who plays the bodyguard is joining us!  Click here to buy tickets.

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Better Food

Flavorful penne and Cauliflower

Danita Sulick from The Mulb in Manchester is showing us how to make a delicious penne and cauliflower dish!  Click here to learn more about The Mulb.

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Better People

Reconnecting with Gayle King

Our friend Gayle King is telling us about Dress for Success with O Magazine’s Creative Director, Adam Glassman.  The local chapter of Dress for Success is holding its annual Capital Catwalk on June 6th this year!  Click here for all the details.  Click here to learn more about Dress for Success. 

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Better Products

A product to keep the germs away

Clean Getaway Products, based in Woodbridge, is helping keep the germs away.  Ann Sanza and Michele Klein are the owners and they’re showing us some of their products.  They're available through K&S Distributors in East Hartford and Hamden, A & A Janitorial in Wallingford, and  Lupe’s Drug Store, Fairfield.  Click here to order and learn more.

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Today's Headlines

Remembering Billy Graham, Kesha forced to cancel shows, cute poem for teacher, and Peep flavored syrup

Remembering Billy Graham, Kesha forced to cancel shows, cute poem for teacher, and Peep flavored syrup...all that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Living

Everything you need to know about renovating your bathroom or kitchen

Patrick Roy from Lowe’s is showing us just how easy and affordable It can be to update your bathroom or kitchen!  Click here to get shopping.

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Better Movies

Hear from the little actors in “Daddy’s Home 2”

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are hysterical in the movie “Daddy’s Home 2,” but the youngsters who play the kids get laughs too!  Owen Vaccaro and Scarlett Estevez who play brother and sister in the movie tell us what filming was like.  You can own “Daddy’s Home 2” on Blu-Ray and DVD today!

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Better People

The man who ran 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents is back!

We talked to him about three weeks ago about running 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents…he’s back!  New Haven lawyer, Josh Cohen, is telling us about the journey.  Click here to honor josh’s accomplishment and make a donation.

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Better Fitness

Learn all about slackline training

Joe Carabase, owner of m.e.l.t. Fitness is showing us what slackline training is all about.  If you’re interested in m.e.l.t., you can visit any of the locations in South Windsor, Glastonbury, or West Hartford.  Click here to learn more.

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Patient Educators

Playing a patient to help medical students at Quinnipiac University

Standardized patient educators are people hired to play a patient for students studying to be in the medical field.  Scot went to find out how it all works.  When Quinnipiac University is searching for patients, they will post them in the “Working at Quinnipiac” tab at the bottom of the screen.  Click here to check the website now.

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Today's Headlines

It's National Love Your Pet Day, Jennifer Lawrence takes a break from acting, and why drinking may be good for you

It's National Love Your Pet Day, Jennifer Lawrence takes a break from acting, and why drinking may be good for you...all that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Goes to Lunch

Find out how the Gluten-Free Expo came to be

If you or someone you know is gluten-free, you’ll love what Abby Kelly is doing!  She’ started the website GlutenFreeConnecticut.com where people can find all things gluten-free!  She’s also in charge of the Gluten-Free Expo!  It’s happening on April 22nd, click here to register and buy tickets.

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Better Products

Get kids excited about taking care of their teeth

Dental health is important for kids, but it can be challenging to get them to take care of their teeth.  Family and lifestyle blogger Julie Kieras has some awesome products that will get kids excited about taking care of their teeth!  Click here to learn more.

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Better Living

Get excited for spring at the Flower and Garden Show!

The Flower and Garden show kicks off this Thursday at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.  This year’s theme is “breath of spring.”  Amanda Morris of Purina Animal Nutrition is with us today, she focuses on backyard chicken gardening!  Click here to learn more and buy tickets.

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Better People

A horrific accident changed one man’s life, now he helps others overcome

Cody Byrns was in a terrible car accident that changed his life forever.  Now he’s using his experience to change the lives of others.  Be sure to look out for his book “Scar Release: Breaking Free of Yesterday’s Troubles,” and click here to learn more about Cody.

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Better Food

Learn how to make a delicious bouillabaisse

Chef Kevin Cousin from Tosca in Suffield is here to show us how to make an excellent seafood dish!  Click here to learn more about Tosca in Suffield.   

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Better Health

Putting an end to cancer treatments that cause cardiac concerns

Chemotherapy can combat cancer, but in some cases, it can also cause cardiac concerns.  A group of doctors at the Calhoun Cardiology Center at UConn Health are working to put an end to these kinds of issues.  Click here to learn more.

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Better Products

All-natural products for an at-home spa day

Sometimes you just need “me time,” maybe time to pamper yourself.  It can be difficult to find time for the spa, and it can be expensive!  Margot White from The Choosy Chick is showing us her favorite all-natural products for an at-home spa day.  Click here to see more products, “Better Connecticut” viewers get 2 free trials with a purchase now through Monday.

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Tony Dow and Lauren Dow are in Connecticut for a special show

You probably know Tony Dow from the iconic show “Leave it to Beaver.”  He and his wife, Lauren, will be at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center starring in “Love Letters” on Sunday February 18thClick here to buy tickets.

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Better Food

5 healthy ways to upgrade your breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so how can you get the most out of it?  Registered Dietitian Dana White is showing us 5 tasty ways to upgrade your morning meal.  Click here to learn more about Dana.

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Better Laughs

Comedian David Arnold in ‘Studio B’

Comedian David Arnold will be at the Hartford Funny Bone all weekend, check out our interview with him!  Click here for show times and details.

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Better Health

How to talk to your OB/GYN doctor

Dr. Tracy Brennan is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist with women’s Health Connecticut.  She’s been practicing medicine for more than 35 years, today she’s giving us tips on how to talk to your OB/GYN doctor.  Click here to learn more about Women’s Comprehensive Health.

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Better Weekends

New movies in theaters and fun events for the long weekend

Renee DiNino of The River 105.9 is showing us her movie picks of the week and telling us about great events happening across Connecticut on this Presidents’ Day Weekend.  Click here to see Renee’s Better Weekend Blog.

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Today's Headlines

Jennifer Aniston and husband split, Tom Hanks responds to wedding invitation, and McDonald's Happy Meal changes

Jennifer Aniston and husband split, Tom Hanks responds to wedding invitation, and McDonald's Happy Meal changes...All that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Hair

An easy way to get Hollywood style hair!

Do you want movie-star hair? Well it is easier than it looks! Kara checked out Blade Salon in Old Wethersfield to learn more on hair extensions. Click here to find out more. 

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Better Food

A special Valentine’s Day themed salad!

Are you trying to figure out what to make for dinner tonight with your special someone? Jocelyn Ruggiero is showing us how to make a delicious salad with lots of red!  Click here to check out her blog.  "Better Connecticut" viewers get 15 % off apparel on her website using the discount code “bettervalentine”.  

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Do you know what Hygge means?

What one word would you use to describe a special moment out with friends or a cozy moment at home alone? Why not use Hygge! Scot took us to Chester to see just what that word means. To find out more events happening in the town, click here

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What to know before you buy a car this Monday

Have you seen the commercials on car sales for this Monday, a.k.a President's Day? John Holt, president and CEO of Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union is here today to talk about what to know before heading down to the dealership. To learn more on the President's Day auto promotions click here

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Valentine's Day

How romantic gestures can make all the difference

Today is Valentine's Day, and while most people in a relationship think of giving gifts, psychologist Dr. Marni Amsellem is telling us why romantic gestures are just as important!  Click here to learn  about Dr. Amsellem

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Today's Headlines

What's Valentine's Day really about? The game of Uno meets Dos, show you love may get a reboot!

What's Valentine's Day really about?  The game of Uno meets Dos, show you love may get a reboot!  All that and more in today's headlines.

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Meet a local man who is performing in the Paralympic Games this year!

Melissa Cole got the chance to meet a resident of Manchester who is leaving at the end of the month to compete in the Paralympic games! Steve Emt is a curling Paralympian! Click here to see how you can help send him the Pyeongchang. 

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Better Entertainment

The Masters of Illusion at the Ridgefield Playhouse

Masters of Illusion started as a successful TV show, and now they travel across the country performing magic.  Chipper Lowell is showing us a few tricks he has up his sleeve!  Click here for ticket information.

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Better Food

Make a fancy dinner at home!

Chef Steven Wolf and Jared Cohen are co-owners of Republic at the Linden in Hartford and Republic Gastropub in Bloomfield.  They’re showing us how to make chateaubriand, a special beef tenderloin meal.  Be sure to find the recipe in the recipe section of our website and click here to learn more Mill Restaurant Group.

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Better Crafts

Fun Valentine’s Day crafts for the kids

Looking for a last minute decorating idea for Valentine’s Day?  Melissa Cole went to Blaze and Bloom and learned some fun crafts to do with the kids!  Click here to see when Blaze and Bloom is doing their next DIY night.

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Better Nature

Where do Connecticut palm trees go in the winter?

Maybe you’ve seen a few palm trees on private beaches in Connecticut over the summer.  People are ordering them and planting them in the sand.  So, where do they go in the winter?  We went to find out from Brandon Hall, a local entrepreneur who’s passion is rooted in delivering happiness.  Click here to learn more.

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Better TV

Gearing up for season 3 of Small Business Revolution- Main Street

Ty Pennington made a name for himself doing home makeovers years ago with “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”  Now Ty is joining the third season of “Small Business Revolution-Main Street.”  He and Amanda Brinkman of the Deluxe Corporation, are telling us more about the show.

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Today's Headlines

Jumping on ice trampoline, Jennifer Garner sells Girl Scout Cookies, a big TV mistake, and a puppy saved!

In today's headlines...jumping on ice trampoline, Jennifer Garner sells Girl Scout Cookies, a big TV mistake, and a puppy saved!

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Better Food

Learn how to make a healthy and flavorful crab meat salad

Eating healthy is easier when the food is delicious and flavorful!  James O’Shea from the West Street Grill in Litchfield is showing us how to make a crab meat salad with incredible dressing!  Be sure to find the recipe in the recipe section of our website and click here for more information about West Street Grill.

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Better People

Speed skating legend, Apolo Ohno talks to us about the Winter Games!

Apolo Ohno has won 8 medals, two of them gold, making him the most decorated Olympian for team USA in the Winter Games.  Apolo is in Pyeongchang, South Korea where the games just kicked off! 

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Better Entertainment

Meet Harlem Globetrotter Buckets Blakes!

The Harlem Globetrotters are in Connecticut for a few shows!  Buckets Blakes is showing us a few cool tricks!  Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

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Better Living

Setting the mood for Valentine’s Day

Still looking for Valentine’s Day inspiration?  Entertaining expert, Limor Suss has some great suggestions.  Click here for more Valentine’s Day ideas.

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3 Things

How to succeed in the dating game

If you’re in the dating game, there are a few things you need to know to succeed.  Motivational speaker Michael Miller is here with three things you can do to be successful in the dating game.  Click here to learn more about Michael.

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Better Fashion

Dress for confidence during National Self-Esteem Month

With February being National Self-Esteem Month, stylist Debbie Wright wanted to show us some basic clothing pieces to make us feel confident!  Click here to learn more about Debbie and her business.

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Today's Headlines

Idris Elba is engaged, how you can win a Panera Bread catered wedding, and cockroaches stolen!

In today's headlines...Idris Elba is engaged, how you can win a Panera Bread catered wedding, and cockroaches stolen! 

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We’re celebrating National Bagel Day with Fancy Bagels

It’s National Bagel Day, and we found an authentic and very popular bagel shop called Fancy Bagels!  They’re showing us something called a Party Bagel and some other great toppings you might want to consider on a bagel.  There are 2 locations, one on Queen St in Southington and one in Farmington on Scott Swamp Road.  Click here to learn more.

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Better Food

Tuscan-style weekend brunch from Pond House Cafe

With the weekend on the way, we’re learning how to make a nice Tuscan-style brunch.  Ani Robaina, the Executive Chef of the Pond House Café in Elizabeth Park in Hartford.  Find the recipe in the recipe section of our website and click here to learn more.

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Hungry Girl

Enjoy pizza in a healthy way

Not only is it National Bagel Day, it’s also National Pizza Day!  Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien is showing us some ways to enjoy pizza in a healthy way.  Hungry Girl is a new publication from our parent company, the Meredith Corporation.  Click here to see more from Hungry Girl.

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Better Laughs

Comedian Tone Bell in ‘Studio B’

Comedian Tone Bell will be performing at the Hartford Funny Bone this weekend.  You might recognize him from the Netflix show “Disjointed.”  Check out our interview and click here for show times and tickets.

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Better Pets

What you need to know about the dog flu

Dr. Andrea Dennis of the Bloomfield Animal Hospital is telling us what we need to know about the dog flu and some treatments.  Click here to learn more about Dr. Dennis.

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Better Weekends

There’s lots to do to celebrate Valentine’s Day this weekend!

It’s a big weekend for all the romantics out there, maybe it’s dinner and a movie…or Patti LaBelle in concert!  Renee DiNino is telling us about all there is to do this weekend.  Click here to see Renee’s Better Weekend Blog.

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Today's Headlines

A dog snow blowing, apple vs. mango, cartoon sketch leads to an arrest, and baby octopuses

A dog snow blowing, apple vs. mango, cartoon sketch leads to an arrest, and baby octopuses...all that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Food

Simple and impressive treats anyone can make

If you’re looking to make something out of your comfort zone but you’re not sure where to start, Laura Grimmer from The Perfect Pear has some great suggestions!  She’s showing us 3 simple treats that will impress anyone.  Click here to learn more about The Perfect Pear.

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Better Drinks

Special cocktails to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Looking for a drink to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one?  Dimitrios Zahariadis, also known as The Cocktail Chemist, has some great recipes to share.  Be sure to find them in the recipe section of our website and click here to follow Dimitrios on Facebook.

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Better Manners

Tips for asking someone out on a date

Asking someone on a date can be nerve racking no matter your age.  Etiquette expert, Jodi RR Smith has some pointers for those of us looking for a date!  Click here to learn more about Jodi.

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Better Friends

The awesome benefits of friendship

Friends play a crucial role in our lives, they give us emotional support and fulfillment...but are we taking our friends for granted?  Author and CEO of the website girlfriendcircles.com is telling us more about the benefits of putting our closest friends first.

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Better History

How did Connecticut get through the winter season back in the day?

Our coats, gloves, and boots have come a long way in recent years.  So, how did folks get through winters back in the day?  Jody Blankenship and his team at the Connecticut Historical Society dug out some items for us.  Click here to learn more about CHS.

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Today's Headlines

Quincy Jones gives revealing interview, Gerber has a new poster baby, and water instantly becomes ice

Quincy Jones gives revealing interview, Gerber has a new poster baby, and water instantly becomes ice...all that and more in today's headlines!

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Hallelujah! Martha Wash is in ‘Studio B!’

Martha Wash is performing at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Valentine’s Day.  She made a stop at our studios ahead of her performance!  Click here for tickets to the show.

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Valentine's Day

Chocolate that’s too good to eat

Most people love getting chocolate for Valentine’s Day…but the treats from Noteworthy Chocolates are almost too good to eat!  You can add a personalized message right onto your chocolates!  We’re getting a look at how it’s done.  Click here to order personalized chocolate.

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Better Movies

Hear from the stars of “Samson,” a biblical story brought to life

You’re probably familiar with the story of Samson from the Bible, now it’s being portrayed on the big screen!  Taylor James stars as Samson and Lindsay Wagner plays his mother.  You can watch Samson in theaters on February 16th.

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Better Sports

Scot leaps into ski jumping!

Scot is trying out the Salisbury Ski Jump ahead of the 92nd annual Jumpfest!  It kicks off this weekend, February 9th, 10th, and 11th.  To check out the event click here

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Better TV

The inside scoop on Celebrity Big Brother

The 3 night premiere of Celebrity Big Brother starts tonight, and it’s a season you won’t want to miss!  Host, Julie Chen is telling us what we can expect this season.  The show premieres tonight at 8:00 on Channel 3!

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Better Food

The best cuts of meat for a brisket

Ricky Evans from Ricky D’s Rib Shack is showing us the best cuts of meat for a brisket and how to fix one up at home!  Click here to see a menu and more information on Ricky D’s Rib Shack.

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Today's Headlines

Mr. Rogers postage stamp, a sports car in space, and an alligator in the pool!

In today's headlines...Mr. Rogers postage stamp, a sports car in space, and an alligator in the pool!

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Better Entertainment

Romantic restaurants to take your date on Valentine’s Day

Even though Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday, it’s not excuse to stay at home!  Foxwoods Resort Casino has some great restaurants for a romantic night out.  Click here to learn more.

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Better Food

Make your own chocolate treats this Valentine’s Day!

Sure, you could go to the store and buy a box of chocolate for your loved one on Valentine’s Day…but you can also make a treat right in your own kitchen!  Anita Ferron, a family consumer sciences teacher, teaches a course at Manchester Community College on how to make chocolate.  Be sure to find the recipe in the recipe section of our website and click here to learn more.

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Better Health

Make dental care fun for kids

February is National Children’s Dental Month, but if you have children you know a trip to the dentist isn’t the most exciting thing.  Dr. Erica Pitera is telling us how Sweet Tooth Pediatrics makes a visit to the dentist a fun experience!  Click here to learn more.

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Better Products

The latest and greatest innovative gifts and gear

Mike Lovett from The Grommet is back with the latest and greatest gifts and gear for Valentine’s Day!  The Grommet is a company that finds folks who are making innovative products and helps bring them to market.  Click here to learn more.

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Today's Headlines

Eagles player Nick Foles celebrates in Disney World, lottery winner suing, and french fries could cure baldness

Eagles player Nick Foles celebrates in Disney World, lottery winner suing, and french fries could cure baldness...all that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Living

X’s and O’s theme for Valentine’s Day

Nora Murphy of Nora Murphy Country House is showing us how to use X’s and O’s for Valentine’s Day!  Click here to find recipes, home decorating ideas, and her new line of candles.

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The best commercials from the Big Game

While many people are reacting to the outcome of the big game, the commercials were also a big part of the night.  Chad Turner, President and Co-Founder of “Go” is showing us the most popular commercials from last night!  Click here to learn more about “Go," a marketing and communications agency based in Connecticut.

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Better Products

New baby products for moms and families

Carly Dorogi and Sherri French from Bump Swag are showing us some must-have baby products for moms and families!  Click here to see more products.  Promotional consideration provided by: Munch Mitt, Squeasy Gear, Tiny Tags, Joovy, Pello, and Baby List.

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Better Products

Sea Bags: tote bags made from recycled sails from sailboats

Sea Bags is a unique company that sells tote bags made from recycled sails from sail boats!  Amy Gaynor is showing us some fun products that make great Valentine’s Day gifts.  They have a shop located on West Main Street in Mystic, you can also click here to see more online.

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Better Food

Cookie fries for Valentine’s Day

Looking for a special treat for Valentine’s Day?  Jill Balick, founder of The Cookie Joint, is showing us some specials they have for the romantic holiday.  Click here to see more and to order your cookie fries!

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Transitions

Meet the first winner of “Transitions with Dr. Lori”

Earlier this year we announced the winners of the “Transitions with Dr. Lori” contest.  Today we’re introducing you to Donna Goulette who is ready to begin the next phase of her life after taking care of her husband who was sick for 12 years.  Click here to follow Donna’s story.

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Winter Fun

Family fun on the slopes

There’s still plenty of winter to enjoy in Connecticut!  Kara went to Ski Sundown in New Hartford to check out all the family fun they have to offer.  Click here to plan your trip.

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Today's Headlines

Singer Javier Colon is our special guest co-host today!

Javier Colon is our special co-host today!  We're also talking about Groundhog Day, and much more in today's headlines! 

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Better Weekends

Here’s what’s going on for the first weekend of February

What is there to do on the first weekend of February, you ask?  Renee DiNino has some great ideas including the movies and fun events!  Click here to see Renee’s “Better Weekends” blog.

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  • Better Food

    Monkey Bread in the slow cooker!

    Monkey Bread in the slow cooker!

    Monkey bread is a delicious and addicting dessert that everyone will love.  Julia Collin Davison, a host of America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country, is showing us how to make the dough and topping.  Be sure to find the recipe in the recipe section of our website and click here to learn more about America’s Test Kitchen.

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    Monkey bread is a delicious and addicting dessert that everyone will love.  Julia Collin Davison, a host of America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country, is showing us how to make the dough and topping.  Be sure to find the recipe in the recipe section of our website and click here to learn more about America’s Test Kitchen.

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  • Better Living

    Planning a fun girls getaway with any budget

    Planning a fun girls getaway with any budget

    Friends are a crucial part of life.  Monica and Kristen from Pretty Gritty are showing us how we can plan a fun getaway with the girls on any budget!  Click here to see more from the Pretty Gritty.

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    Friends are a crucial part of life.  Monica and Kristen from Pretty Gritty are showing us how we can plan a fun getaway with the girls on any budget!  Click here to see more from the Pretty Gritty.

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  • Better Drinks

    Winter punch recipes

    Winter punch recipes

    Time to break out the punch!  Dimitrios Zahariadis, also known as The Cocktail Chemist, is showing us two different punches you can make at home.  Be sure to find the recipes in the recipe section of our website and click here to learn more about Dimitrios. 

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    Time to break out the punch!  Dimitrios Zahariadis, also known as The Cocktail Chemist, is showing us two different punches you can make at home.  Be sure to find the recipes in the recipe section of our website and click here to learn more about Dimitrios. 

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  • Better Recipes

    2.23.18 Winter Punch

    2.23.18 Winter Punch

    Friday, February 23 2018 4:00 PM EST2018-02-23 21:00:20 GMT
    Winter Punch Recipes Provided by: Dimitrios Zahariadis A la minute Punch Ingredients:                1 part Santa Teresa Anejo Rum                2 parts Ripe™? Bajan Punch "Big Tom" Punch Ingredients:                 3 lemons, peeled and peels reserved                ...More >
    Winter Punch Recipes Provided by: Dimitrios Zahariadis A la minute Punch Ingredients:                1 part Santa Teresa Anejo Rum                2 parts Ripe™? Bajan Punch "Big Tom" Punch Ingredients:                 3 lemons, peeled and peels reserved                ...More >
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    2.23.18 Monkey Bread

    2.23.18 Monkey Bread

    Friday, February 23 2018 4:00 PM EST2018-02-23 21:00:19 GMT
    Monkey Bread Recipe provided by Julia Collin Davison of America's Test Kitchen Why This Recipe Works We wanted a slow-cooker recipe for monkey bread that didn't compromise on its sticky, sweet appeal. To expedite the rising and proofing in this recipe we used a generous amount of instant yeast and added sugar to the dough, which jump-started the yeast. Before assembling the bread, we rolled the balls of dough in melted butter and sugar to give them a thick, caramel-like coating. Af...More >
    Monkey Bread Recipe provided by Julia Collin Davison of America's Test Kitchen Why This Recipe Works We wanted a slow-cooker recipe for monkey bread that didn't compromise on its sticky, sweet appeal. To expedite the rising and proofing in this recipe we used a generous amount of instant yeast and added sugar to the dough, which jump-started the yeast. Before assembling the bread, we rolled the balls of dough in melted butter and sugar to give them a thick, caramel-like coating. Af...More >
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    2.21.18 Cauliflower Pasta

    2.21.18 Cauliflower Pasta

    Thursday, February 22 2018 2:54 PM EST2018-02-22 19:54:05 GMT

    Cauliflower Pasta Recipe provided by: Danita Sulick from The Mulb Ingredients - 1 head of cauliflower cut in bite size pieces - 4 tablespoons olive oil divided - 1/2 cup parmesan or romano cheese divided - juice from 1/2 a lemon - kosher salt and fresh ground pepper - 2 cloves of garlic minced - 3/4 of a pound of penne - 1-2 cups of chicken stock - 1-2 tablespoons butter Directions Pre heat oven to 375 Place cauliflower on sheet pan, drizzle with 2-3 tablespoons of ol...

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    Cauliflower Pasta Recipe provided by: Danita Sulick from The Mulb Ingredients - 1 head of cauliflower cut in bite size pieces - 4 tablespoons olive oil divided - 1/2 cup parmesan or romano cheese divided - juice from 1/2 a lemon - kosher salt and fresh ground pepper - 2 cloves of garlic minced - 3/4 of a pound of penne - 1-2 cups of chicken stock - 1-2 tablespoons butter Directions Pre heat oven to 375 Place cauliflower on sheet pan, drizzle with 2-3 tablespoons of ol...

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