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Passion for Food

What’s the Best Way to Start the New Year?

What’s the Best Way to Start the New Year?

Happy New Year!!! Hope you all had a wonderful celebration of closing out 2013 and ushering in 2014. We certainly did! We started off the evening with the girls, popping champagne poppers and lighting sparklers. Then, we left our darlings in the care of a […]

Death by Exhaustion

Death by Exhaustion

The last 6 weeks have been a doozy and a half in which my children decided that I didn’t need to sleep. I guess they figured that I’m old and I can sleep when I’m dead… It all started when we took an incredible trip […]

Purple Gnocchi

Purple Gnocchi

It’s the snowpocalypse! Ok, it’s really not that bad, but it has been snowing like crazy since 6am. We have a ton of food and two kids to keep occupied. What’s better than cooking up a storm? Well, there IS something better – eating the […]

Picky Eater Tip #17

Picky Eater Tip #17

Each time I go to the grocery store, I spent an inordinate amount of time in the dairy aisle. I’m always looking for a better yogurt that packs in the good stuff – protein, calcium, vitamins… I’m always tempted by the ones with the animated […]

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Today in the US, we celebrate the incredible freedoms we have as citizens of the United States of America – ones that were achieved and for which we fight every single day. How fortunate are we that we get a day (off from work) to […]

Perfect for Spring: Best Carrot Cake Recipe EVER!

Perfect for Spring: Best Carrot Cake Recipe EVER!

Happy holiday to all celebrating this week – whether it’s Passover or Easter. I am feeling fantastic today. My house is starting to come together 3 weeks (today!) after we moved in. We’re starting to really feel at home. Monday night was a big contributing […]

The Best Meal for Cold Weather: Cholent

The Best Meal for Cold Weather: Cholent

Just a couple of hours ago, my amazing, thoughtful, smart, beautiful and wonderful cousin Debbie (who is a mother of two and a great cook in her own right) sent me an email asking for a recipe for Cholent…Funny timing, because I already had it […]

Hurricane Sandy and Her Aftermath: Halloween!

Hurricane Sandy and Her Aftermath: Halloween!

The last few days have been pretty exciting in lovely New York City. The threats of hurricane Sandy seemed so outlandish. We thought it was just another Irene – with definite damage, but with a bark bigger than the bite. We were wrong. We are […]

Best New Product – Infantino’s Make Your Own Food Pouches

Best New Product – Infantino’s Make Your Own Food Pouches

I rarely get excited over a new baby product, probably because seven new doodads come out every minute and usually they are a giant waste of money, prey on parental fears and make more garbage than our earth needs. Today, I discovered the most incredible […]

Elmo and Batali Cook Up Some Laughs

Elmo and Batali Cook Up Some Laughs

The Chew has fast become Zack’s favorite show. It is a strange and hilarious combination of amazing chefs Mario Batalis and Michael Simon with what I consider to be three randoms – Carla from Top Chef, Dr. Oz’s daughter and Clinton Kelly the style guy. […]