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Chip and Joanna Gaines talk their final season

You’ve no doubt fallen in love with Fixer Upper couple Chip and Joanna Gaines. Hear what they have to say about their final upcoming season. Click here for their trendy and classic home improvement ideas from Magnolia Journal.

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Better Laughs

Piff The Magic Dragon

We sat down America's Got Talent favorite Piff The Magic Dragon and his dog Mr. Piffles for some up close magic! Piff will be at the Hartford Funny Bone all weekend, Click here to get your tickets!

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Better Pets

Car safety tips for your pet

We know how fiercely our pet-parents love their furbabies. We spoke with Dr. Andrea Dennis about being safe on the road with your pets. Listen to her expert advice that could save your pet!

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Better Home

Blaze and Bloom into holiday decorating

Blaze and Bloom of West Hartford makes holiday decorating easy with their DIY project ideas! Learn with Melissa Cole how to make Halloween garland. Click here to check out the Blaze and Bloom store and see upcoming events!

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Better Weekends

Actor Tyler Perry and Renee Dinino help plan your weekend

Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls! We sat down with Renee Dinino for some weekend ideas. Actor Tyler Perry from 'Boo 2! A Madea Halloween' stopped by! Listen to Renee and Tyler's fun ideas for you and the whole family! 

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Better Manners

Modern Halloween Manners

Halloween is quickly approaching! That means costumes, candy and… manners?  Hear what etiquette expert Jodi RR Smith advises for a safe and polite night of trick-or-treating. Click here to find out the do’s and don’ts.

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Better Products

Choose your beauty mask carefully

Margot White from The Choosy Chick is showing us her favorite all natural beauty masks that don’t have all the chemicals other masks may have.  Click here to see more products from Margot.

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Roger Williams Park Zoo

Check out the incredible Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular!

Dr. Jeremy Goodman and Meg Warburton from the Roger Williams Park Zoo are introducing us to Lou the python and telling us all about the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular on display now!  Click here to plan your visit.

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Better Living

Sip and taste fall flavors

Entertainment expert Limor Suss is showing us her favorite sips and snacks for the fall season!  Click here to check out Limor’s blog.

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Better Food

Impress guests with Pumpkin Crème Caramel

Adam Young from Sift Bake Shop is showing us how to make a delicious Pumpkin Crème Caramel!  Be sure to find the recipe in the recipe section of our website and click here for more information about Sift Bake Shop.

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Better Crafts

DIY autumn décor

Why buy décor for your home when you can make it yourself?  Nicole Deschaine and Megan Goodwin from The Creative Canvas in Colchester are showing us fun projects the kids can help out with too!  Click here to learn more about classes at The Creative Canvas.

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A look inside the Saybrook Country Barn

The family owned Saybrook Country Barn is celebrating its 40th anniversary!  They have everything from furniture and home décor to accessories and clothing!  Scot went to check it out.  Click here for more information.

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Today's Headlines

Kara's adventures in NYC, Billy Joel's third child, and students help their substitute teacher

Kara's adventures in NYC, Billy Joel's third child, and students help their substitute teacher...all that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Money:

Key things to do ahead of retirement 10/15

Johnson Brunetti shows us the key things to do ahead of retirement on the Oct. 15 edition of Better Money. 

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Better Money:

Expenses that may catch you by surprise 10/14

Johnson Brunetti talks about expenses that may catch you by surprise on the 10/14 edition of Better Money. 

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Better Concerts

Check out all fun upcoming concerts at Mohegan Sun!

Lady GaGa announced that her tour is back on, and one of the stops is at Mohegan Sun!  Tom Cantone, the Vice President of Sports and Entertainment at the casino is telling us more about that and the other awesome upcoming concerts!  Click here for more information.

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Better Laughs

Comedian Damon Williams in ‘Studio B’

Comedian Damon Williams will be at the Hartford Funny Bone all weekend!  We’re chatting with him about his background and how he got into stand up comedy.  Click here for show times and details.

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Fall Fun

The Connecticut Historical Society gets spooky for Halloween

We went behind the scenes of the Halloween display at the Connecticut Historical Society!  Click here to plan your visit.

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Better Weekends

Top movies and fun events for this weekend

Renee DiNino of The River 105.9 has her movie picks of the week and some great events to support this weekend.  Click here to see Renee’s Blog.

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Today's Headlines

Bruce Springsteen Broadway show, Firestein versus Weinstein, man changes name for tea

In today's headlines: Bruce Springsteen Broadway show, Firestein versus Weinstein, man changes name for tea!

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Better Health

What you need to know about hormone replacement therapy

Dr. Tracy Brennan is bringing us up to speed on new recommendations for hormone replacement therapy.  To learn more about Women’s Health CT, click here!

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Don’t miss the open house at Vanishing Veins and Vivesse Medspa

Dr. Lori Greenwald is holding an open house at Vanishing Veins and Vivesse Medspa!  There are some great deals, such as 30% off of everything, and opportunities to get the vein care you might need.  Click here to register.

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Better Hair

Learn how to work the black bow trend

The black bow has been all over the runway this year.  Jay Roberts from Blades Salon is showing us how to add the look to your hair style!  Click here to learn more about Blades Salon.

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Better Crafts

The Knitty Gritty Yarn Girl

Paulette Meijer operates the boutique and classroom on wheels called the Knitty Gritty Yarn Girl!  She’s showing us around and a few of the items you can buy or learn to make.  Click here for more information.  You can also call Paulette at (203) 856-6755.

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Better Food

Get healthy with a delicious acai bowl!

Grace Vallo runs the food blog TastefullyGrace.  Today she’s showing us a how to make a sweet treat that is also very healthy.  They’re called acai bowls!  Be sure to find the recipe in the recipe section of our website and click here to learn more about Grace.

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Better TV

“Sigmund and the Sea Monsters” is back!

If you grew up in the 70’s, you might remember a children’s show that aired on Saturday mornings called “Sigmund and the Sea Monsters.”  The producers of the show brought it back for kids of a new generation, we had a chance to interview the cast members!  The show is available on Amazon Prime.

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Treatments for conditions affecting eyes and the skin around the eyes

If people are always telling you that you look tired, it might be an eye condition.  We talked to Dr. Sarit Patel at Starling Physicians to learn more.  Click here for more information.

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Better Health

Here’s a peek at what you’ll find at the Total Life Expo

One way to good health is to exercise.  We’re working out with very large tires and two great women from Renegade-The Evolution of Fitness, based in Groton.  Leslie Johnson and Wend Goodine are helping us out.  They will be at the Total Life Expo next Saturday at Mohegan Sun.  Click here for more information.

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Better Food

Make an incredible soup with butternut squash

Butternut squash is in season!  Bob and Danita Sulick from Mulberry Street is showing us how to make a delicious butternut squash, corn, and sausage soup for those chilly days.  Click here for more information about The Mulb.

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Fall Fun

Check out the unique way to make apple cider

Melissa visited Beardsley’s Cider Mill in Shelton, they have a unique way of making apple cider!  Check it out, and click here for more information.

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Better Nutrition

Creative and healthy ways to serve tuna

October is National Seafood Month!  Registered Dietitian Dana White is showing us some creative ways to serve canned tuna.  Click here to learn more about Dana.

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Fall Fun

The Cove Side Carnival is back!

The Cove Side Carnival in Wethersfield starts on Friday, October 13 and goes through Sunday October 15.  There will be rides, food, candy apples, games, and more!  Judy Keane, the President of the Keane Foundation is telling us about the great cause the carnival supports.  Click here to learn more.

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Today's Headlines

It's 'bring your teddy bear to work day', a little girl gets her forever home, and Bananarama reunites!

It's 'bring your teddy bear to work day', a little girl gets her forever home, and Bananarama reunites!  All that and more in today's headlines.

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AARP with insight on aging

Migdalia Cruz of AARP of Connecticut and Donna Fedus, who runs the company called Borrow My Glasses are discussing the idea of aging.  Click here to register for the TEARS Elder Abuse Conference and click here to learn more about disrupting aging.

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Better Food

Cozy up with a cup of hot chocolate

Heidi Harkopf of the New England Dairy Council is showing us some variations of hot chocolate to cozy up with this fall!  Click here to learn more about the benefits of dairy.

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  • Chip and Joanna Gaines talk their final season

    Chip and Joanna Gaines talk their final season

    You’ve no doubt fallen in love with Fixer Upper couple Chip and Joanna Gaines. Hear what they have to say about their final upcoming season. Click here for their trendy and classic home improvement ideas from Magnolia Journal.

    More >

    You’ve no doubt fallen in love with Fixer Upper couple Chip and Joanna Gaines. Hear what they have to say about their final upcoming season. Click here for their trendy and classic home improvement ideas from Magnolia Journal.

    More >
  • Better Laughs

    Piff The Magic Dragon

    Piff The Magic Dragon

    We sat down America's Got Talent favorite Piff The Magic Dragon and his dog Mr. Piffles for some up close magic! Piff will be at the Hartford Funny Bone all weekend, Click here to get your tickets!

    More >

    We sat down America's Got Talent favorite Piff The Magic Dragon and his dog Mr. Piffles for some up close magic! Piff will be at the Hartford Funny Bone all weekend, Click here to get your tickets!

    More >
  • Better Pets

    Car safety tips for your pet

    Car safety tips for your pet

    We know how fiercely our pet-parents love their furbabies. We spoke with Dr. Andrea Dennis about being safe on the road with your pets. Listen to her expert advice that could save your pet!

    More >

    We know how fiercely our pet-parents love their furbabies. We spoke with Dr. Andrea Dennis about being safe on the road with your pets. Listen to her expert advice that could save your pet!

    More >
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  • Better Recipes

    10.19.17 Pumpkin Creme Caramel

    10.19.17 Pumpkin Creme Caramel

    Thursday, October 19 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-10-19 20:00:32 GMT
    Pumpkin Creme Caramel From Adam Young at Sift Bake Shop Ingredients 4 cups Heavy Cream 3 cups Sweetened Condensed Milk 2 cups Milk 1 cups Sugar (granulated) 1 Tbl. Salt 12 each Yolks 8 each Eggs 1 Vanilla Bean 1 Tbl. Cinnamon 1 t Nutmeg 2 Tbl Fresh Ginger 2 cups Pumpkin Puree For the Caramel 4 cups Sugar Granulated 1 ½  cups water Method 1)            Preheat oven to 325°F 2)  ...More >
    Pumpkin Creme Caramel From Adam Young at Sift Bake Shop Ingredients 4 cups Heavy Cream 3 cups Sweetened Condensed Milk 2 cups Milk 1 cups Sugar (granulated) 1 Tbl. Salt 12 each Yolks 8 each Eggs 1 Vanilla Bean 1 Tbl. Cinnamon 1 t Nutmeg 2 Tbl Fresh Ginger 2 cups Pumpkin Puree For the Caramel 4 cups Sugar Granulated 1 ½  cups water Method 1)            Preheat oven to 325°F 2)  ...More >
  • Better Recipes

    10.12.17 Simple Acai Bowls, Two Ways

    10.12.17 Simple Acai Bowls, Two Ways

    Thursday, October 12 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-10-12 20:00:19 GMT
    Simple Acai Bowls, Two Ways By: Grace Vallo of TastefullyGrace.com THE INGREDIENTS: THE BASE 1 packet frozen unsweetened Acai puree (my favorite brand is Sambazon) 1/3 cup milk (I use non-fat dairy, but feel free to use non-dairy or another milk of your choice!) ½ ripe banana 3 large strawberries, frozen, 1 handful blueberries, frozen THE TOPPINGS: With Granola & Nut Butter 1 handful blueberries 3 strawberries, sliced ½ banana, sliced 1/4 cup peanut b...More >
    Simple Acai Bowls, Two Ways By: Grace Vallo of TastefullyGrace.com THE INGREDIENTS: THE BASE 1 packet frozen unsweetened Acai puree (my favorite brand is Sambazon) 1/3 cup milk (I use non-fat dairy, but feel free to use non-dairy or another milk of your choice!) ½ ripe banana 3 large strawberries, frozen, 1 handful blueberries, frozen THE TOPPINGS: With Granola & Nut Butter 1 handful blueberries 3 strawberries, sliced ½ banana, sliced 1/4 cup peanut b...More >
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    10.11.17 Butternut squash, corn and sausage soup

    10.11.17 Butternut squash, corn and sausage soup

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-10-11 20:00:23 GMT
    Butternut squash, corn and sausage soup By Bob and Danita Sulick of Mulberry Street Ingredients 4 tablespoons olive oil 1pound of sweet sausage crumbled 1 medium onion small dice 1 carrot diced should be about 1 cup 2 celery stalks small diced also about 1 cup 3 cups buternut squash small diced 4 ears of corn cut the corn off the cob 2 1/2 quarts of chicken stock 1 28 can whole tomates crushed 1 bay leaf 4 thyme sprigs 1 tablespoon rosemary chopped kosher salt and pep...More >
    Butternut squash, corn and sausage soup By Bob and Danita Sulick of Mulberry Street Ingredients 4 tablespoons olive oil 1pound of sweet sausage crumbled 1 medium onion small dice 1 carrot diced should be about 1 cup 2 celery stalks small diced also about 1 cup 3 cups buternut squash small diced 4 ears of corn cut the corn off the cob 2 1/2 quarts of chicken stock 1 28 can whole tomates crushed 1 bay leaf 4 thyme sprigs 1 tablespoon rosemary chopped kosher salt and pep...More >