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Billie Criswell
Works at Beach Paper
Attended Delaware Technical & Community College
Lived in New York City
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The Next Four Years {A Parenting Perspective in an Age of Political Upheaval}
When I heard that Donald Trump was going to be our President, I was not happy. In fact, I was devastated. One of the first things that went through my head, as I am sure it did for many of you who feel as I do, was "Gee, I hope the next four years go by rea...
When I heard that Donald Trump was going to be our President, I was not happy. In fact, I was devastated. One of the first things that went through my head, as I am sure it did for many of you who feel as I do, was "Gee, I ho...
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THIS. These women gave an honest interview that left a huge impact on me. Ending the week on a powerful note. If you feel inspired, PLEASE SHARE THIS POST. <3 #commongroundproject   #lovetrumpshate   #muslimwomen  
Meet these two women. They both grew up in my neighborhood, and both are naturalized citizens who voted for Clinton. They are Americans, a...
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Meet these two men...one voted Trump, and one voted Clinton. Can you tell who is who?
These two men have been friends since the fifth grade, but they don't always agree. They voted differently in the 2016 election, and they ...
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Tomorrow, The Common Ground Project launches, and I'm shedding light on how we are alike, even in the face of polarizing differences. #commongroundproject   #lovetrumpshate   #postelection2016  
On election night, I came home from a work event, put my child to bed and my husband and I cracked our "celebratory" beer. As we sipped on ...
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Healing Bone Broth {With Recipe}
If you've ever had digestive issues, then you will know where I am coming from when I say you will try nearly ANYTHING to make them go away. And I've tried a lot of things. There was something that stuck out to me, though...my issues started when I began br...
If you've ever had digestive issues, then you will know where I am coming from when I say you will try nearly ANYTHING to make them go away. And I've tried a lot of things. There was something that stuck out to me, though...m...
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Perfectly Fabulous Cakes
This summer was super busy and it went by in a blink. Since I've sent the husband back to work (at a school) and the child off to preschool, I am looking forward to getting out some of the projects that I have been working on in my Bossy Italian kitchen. As...
This summer was super busy and it went by in a blink. Since I've sent the husband back to work (at a school) and the child off to preschool, I am looking forward to getting out some of the projects that I have been working on...
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Let's Talk: Potty Charts
I swore that I would never be the type of parent who posted on social media when daughter learned to use the bathroom. I kept that promise. And look, I get it, you're all proud and stuff, but just....no. But that doesn't mean that I didn't go through all th...
I swore that I would never be the type of parent who posted on social media when daughter learned to use the bathroom. I kept that promise. And look, I get it, you're all proud and stuff, but just....no. But that doesn't mean...
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This is a great analogy for our current situation! #commongroundproject   #lovetrumpshate  
Art by Gary Frank Back in 2000, DC Comics ran a storyline in which Lex Luthor, Superman's arch-enemy, ran for and successfully won the presidency of the United States of America. This incarnation of Luthor was a corrupt, man...
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Today, we begin. Meet these two women. One voted Trump, one voted Clinton, but can you tell who's who? Follow the link for the full story. <3 #projectcommonground  
Meet these two friends from Sussex County who were both raised by Depression-Era Parents. On the surface, they couldn't appear more diff...
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PLEASE SHARE THIS!!!! #irsd   #indianriverschooldistrict   #VOTEYES  
On Tuesday, November 22nd, there is a very important referendum coming up for vote in the Indian River School District. This referendum h...
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The easiest, most beautiful #cake  you can make! #baking   #weddingshower   #bossywife  
This summer was super busy and it went by in a blink. Since I've sent the husband back to work (at a school) and the child off to preschool, I am looking forward to getting out some of the projects that I have been working on...
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Got some extra tomatoes laying around? Then you're in for a treat!
#tomatotart   #summerrecipe   #bossywife  
It's tomato season. Does anyone else have a tomato garden? Mine is positively overwhelmed with tomatoes and so I have been digging deeper than ever into my tomato recipe thinking place to come up with ways to use them. Tomato...
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Fun maker. Booty Shaker. Oh, and freelance writer.
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I am a freelance writer and blogger from the Delaware Seashore and I am totally in love with life! I have a husband, three dogs, and two cats. 
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I have been published online as well as in print including in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Married Life. I am the creator of Bossy Italian Wife, a blog about food, sex, and everything in between.
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  • Delaware Technical & Community College
    Teaching- I don't know what I was thinking!, 2007 - 2010
  • Delaware Learning Institute of Massage
    Massage Therapy, 2004 - 2005
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  • Beach Paper
    Columnist, present
  • Solar Garlic Productions
    Freelance Writer, present
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New York City - Bayard, De - Bethany Beach, DE - San Jose, CA - Milford, DE - Georgetown, DE
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I love both Bethany Blues locations (Lewes and Bethany), but this location is nice because it's a little more intimate, with the same awesome food as the Lewes location. Friendly bartenders, great staff, and located at the Quiet Resort beach of Bethany, this is my go-to spot for barbecue at the beach! Whether you are looking for juicy pulled pork, yummy pigs on the wing, or a nice place to brunch on Sunday, this is the place for you and your family. One of the things I love about Bethany Blues is that it's very family oriented, and I never feel out of place bringing my daughter. While their barbecue classics are always a hit with the family (especially my husband, who is a huge brisket fan), don't be afraid to branch out and try some of their more adventurous fare. The chefs are amazing, and are putting some fantastic twists on barbecue favorites! MUST TRY!
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Bethany Blues BBQ in Lewes is more than great BBQ (which, let me tell you, it is GREAT BBQ). The atmosphere is really friendly and inviting, and the staff is awesome. They have great specials, and are kid friendly--all pluses. But what you should really go in for is their innovation in the bbq/comfort food arena. Chef Mike Rieley and his team are cooking up amazing food that marries classic barbecue with modern culinary know how. My husband and I attended a six (yes, six!) course bourbon dinner in November that blew our minds. From silky soups to a whole pig stuffed with lamb and a homemade cornbread stuffing, to a pumpkin cake, and some of the best bourbons you will find anywhere--this place is up and coming. If you are in the area, do yourself a favor and give them a try. Also worth the mention, is their Sunday brunches, which are my favorite! My husband attacks the Pigs on a Wing (hot and spicy ribs that we could eat by the boatload), and I love brisket carving station, but all their food just hits the spot.
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