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
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 […]Read More Bake It Happen: Pink Pumpkins, Sweet Treats and Raising Money for Breast Cancer Awareness
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 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 […]Read More 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 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 […]Read More Is That A Baby in Your Belly or Just Too Many Croissants?
This is another fabulous guest post by food blogger Shari Brooks of My Judy the Foodie. Now, I feel I need to preface this post with a little editorial – in the 8 years I have known Shari I don’t think she’s ever eaten pasta in front of me. She’s just not a carbo-loading kind […]Read More No Colander Needed: Barilla Microwavable Meals Hit the Al Dente Mark
This is another guest post by the fabulous culinary blogger, Shari Brooks of My Judy the Foodie. I guess I should just admit that she has become the food columnist for Beccarama.com, and I love it! So grab some celery sticks and a tub of Country Crock and enjoy the post! Let’s face it, getting […]Read More Turn Vegetables into Edible Art Kids Will Love with Clare Crespo and Country Crock
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!
Have you ever used the word “diet” with your kid? Do you reward or punish with food in your home? Do you cook – and if you do, do you involve your kids? We are going to tackle the big topic of kids and food this week at our KidzVuz twitter party. We’ve all heard […]Read More Promoting a Healthy Relationship to Food for Your Tween
This is a guest post written by Shari Brooks of My Judy the Foodie. Since I’m a vegetarian (or pescetarian really), and swamped with preparations for the KidzVuz redesign launch in two weeks, I sent my fellow blogger and fab writer Shari Brooks to cover the Hellmann’s Chicken Challenge for Beccarama. And I love Hellmann’s […]Read More What’s for Dinner? Hellmann’s Chicken Challenge