Bake It Happen: Pink Pumpkins, Sweet Treats and Raising Money for Breast Cancer Awareness

It’s October – there’s a chill in the air, the leaves are starting to change, pumpkin flavored everything has invaded every food establishment and grocery aisle – and it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last year, my friend Shari Brooks and her sister, launched a brand new campaign that took a very different approach to raising money […]

5 Foods to Break Up With in 2014

This is a guest post from Lauren Slayton, founder of Foodtrainers, and a friend of mine for the last 7 years.  Lauren’s new book, Little Book of Thin, just came out in time for your New Year’s Resolutions, and is chock full of simple, easy to follow advice on eating better and making healthier – […]

Bake it Happen for Breast Cancer Research

I recently had a discussion with my daughters about friendship.  It’s hard to explain to an 11 year-old that friendships ebb and flow, and more importantly, that if you keep your heart open you will continue to make new friends throughout your life. Some of your friends will stick.  Some won’t.  And that’s okay.  It […]

Marcus Samuelsson and Uncle Ben’s (Beginners) Get Kids Cooking!

Last month I had the pleasure of dining at one of the best restaurants in NYC: Red Rooster Harlem.  Yes, the food is wonderful, but really it’s not just about the food – it’s about the incredible sense of community and care that fills the space that makes it so special.  After meeting Marcus Samuelsson, […]

Nesting for Baby – 2 weeks to go

This is a guest post by Jess Levey as part of Maternity Mondays. We are now at 38 weeks, and as Braxton Hicks contractions (or ‘practice labor surges’ as we say in hypnobirthing) appear as quickly as they dissipate, the reality has definitely set in, that yes, we will soon be experiencing a life changing […]

A Very Chocolatey Halloween with Jacques Torres

This week we were seriously delighted to go to Jacques Torres in Tribeca and create chocolate Halloween confections with Jacques and his amazing team.  If you follow me on twitter you already know that I documented my first Wicked Hot Chocolate of the season on the first chilly day in October. Officially cold enough out for […]

Sardines and Entenmann’s: Why Some Cravings are Better Than Others

This is a Maternity Monday post by guest blogger Jess Levey.  This series appears almost every Monday on Beccarama. Well, it is official.  At 27 weeks people now know I am pregnant – thanks in part to my Facebook declaration as well as my now very obvious belly bump, or as I like to call […]

Is That A Baby in Your Belly or Just Too Many Croissants?

This is a Maternity Monday post by guest blogger Jess Levey.  This series appears every Monday on Beccarama. So, the other day my neighbor who has lived in my apartment building for 20 years or so, and who likes to bond with people by throwing out insults to them, said to me, upon finding out […]