Category Archives: kid friendly

Let’s Talk Turkey

If there is one dish that I think is impossible to cook, it is turkey. I mean, come on! Look at the size of the bird! No matter what you do, it’s trouble. There is no way to get the whole thing cooked and have it still be moist. But this bird, whether worthy or […]

Ghosts and goblins, mummies and monsters! Oh my!

Halloween is upon us and the kids-both big and small- are over the moon with excitement. Where I live is ground zero for Halloween fun. Every house is decorated with cobwebs, ghosts, skeletons and ghouls; fabulously carved jack-o-lanterns glow on every stoop; and the whole town has a Mayberry meets Tim Burton feel. It is […]

“Now, THAT’S blog worthy…”

As I mentioned earlier this week, I recently discovered that we had a dangerously low supply of cookies in our freezer. I have been in a baking frenzy to fill our coffers ever since. And, because of all you faithful readers, I have branched out and tried new cookie recipes. Today I took a crack […]

Hey, Mrs. Smith…

Yesterday a pack of 6th grade boys ran through my yard and kitchen like a bunch of puppies. Their laughter, whoops and yells echoed through the neighborhood and our house as they romped and frolicked inside and out with footballs, lacrosse sticks, nerf guns and video games. Sound like a crazy day? Nope, it was […]

All mashed up

There is nothing better than a serving of good mashed potatoes. You know the kind: all white and fluffy and loaded with a buttery, creamy richness that is irresistible. That said, there is nothing worse than a serving of bad mashed potatoes. Sadly, I am sure you also know them: all gloppy, starchy and thick […]

Shaking up the brown bag equation

Tomorrow is only October 1st and the monotony of making school lunches is already wearing on Moms everywhere. Many, like me, find making a brown bag lunch every school day to be it’s own special form of torture. The morning race and juggle- waking kids, feeding kids, dressing kids, gulping caffeine-is exhausting enough on its’ […]

Viva la France!

Yesterday Spring was finally and truly here.  She pushed through Winter’s heavy door with a resounding “Here I come, Baby!”  And, was I ever glad to see her!   A cacophony of singing birds greeted me when I walked outside; the temperature rose into the lower 70s; in my backyard, purple crocus saluted the sun, all […]

The best laid plans…

Have you ever had a hang-over that took a while to get going, but when it did, look out?  That’s the way I felt about “Springing Forward” this year.  I don’t think that loss of an hour properly hit me or my family until this morning.  And then, boy, it was a doozy!  We were […]

Gong Xi Fa Cai and Hurray for Dean & Deluca!

Today I had to go into the city to buy Chinese New Year paraphernalia for Julia’s kindergarten class.  I know, I know, Chinese New Year was ages ago…but the school vacation and her teacher’s maternity leave got in the way.  So, we are just now getting around to Gong Xi Fa Cai!  Better late than […]

Stir, Stir, Stir the pot

This morning I got to sleep in until 8:27 am. Total heaven.  And, I am sorry to say, seeing the clock flash 8:27am as I opened my eyes was the high point of my day.  You see, last night both my children had sleepovers.  Yes, that’s right, even the five- year-old.  My husband and I […]