My girls left for 7 weeks of sleep away camp yesterday. It’s their 5th summer at camp so you’d think I’d be used to the strange quiet of that first Saturday morning without them, and that feeling of being a little unmoored. But, I’m not. For the first few days I have this nagging sense […]Read More Grocery Shopping for an Empty Nest
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, […]Read More Marcus Samuelsson and Uncle Ben’s (Beginners) Get Kids Cooking!
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 […]Read More Nesting for Baby – 2 weeks to go
This is a guest post by the fabulous Shari Brooks of MyJudytheFoodie.com. Be sure to check out her site for recipes, musings and wonderful reflections on following in her mother’s culinary footsteps. (And it’s a good thing she went in my place because I couldn’t have stayed and watched rabbit being prepped and cooked. But, […]Read More Cooking with Marco Canora – Now That’s a Tupperware Party!
Last week I ate a steak. I haven’t eaten meat in almost 3 years. No beef, pork or chicken or other poultry – though I never gave up fish. I never intended to become a pescetarian, it just sort of happened. There was a confluence of events that made me stop eating meat. First a […]Read More Falling Off the Vegetarian Wagon
Yes I am one of those read-all-the-labels, organic milk buying, farmers market shopping, will not make mashed potatoes from a box kind of moms. But then Thanksgiving rolls around and every inch of my Midwestern rooted soul craves some particularly 1950s-centric foods. I spent every Thanksgiving of my childhood in suburban Michigan, staying at my […]Read More Nothing Says Thanksgiving Like Jell-O
Several weeks ago I went to one of those blogger events that include the promise of good food, fabulous company and a really fun evening – plus a car and driver to whisk me and a few other NYC bloggers to our destination in the wilds of New Jersey. Okay, it was the suburbs, but […]Read More Tornados, Tequila and the Totally Adorable Marcela Valladolid
When I head to the grocery store I have a few lists – my mental list, my husband’s written down list of things he’s noticed we need, and lastly my subconscious list that gets triggered as I walk the aisles (or depending on how hungry and/or PMS I am the evil list that somehow throws […]Read More What’s In Your Friend’s Grocery Cart?
Earth Day rolls around every April and suddenly the NBC logo is green, the morning shows have their little three-minute segments about the joys of chic reusable bags and cute eco-shoes and there are a myriad of Earth Day celebrations that usually leave an insane amount of trash behind (but it will be recycled right?) […]Read More When Going Green Makes ¢ents
9:00 am Right now I’m sitting in the freezing cold audience of the Martha Stewart Show. With about a half an hour to go all the mom bloggers are settling in and taking pictures. The set is gorgeous. A dream kitchen of course, in all Martha hues, a fabulous craft room and an actual test […]Read More Live Blogging From the Martha Stewart Show