Category: Food

How to Make the Flakiest Pie Crust Ever!

As soon as the weather got cooler, we took a drive out to Westchester county to the Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm for a morning of apple picking. The folks over at Chevrolet loaned us an apple red Chevy Traverse for our trip to the farm, as well as an apple pie cooking class in Brooklyn! We love the Traverse, since it was also the car we rode on our…

Blueberry Caramel Skillet Cobbler

There is finally a local CSA in our downtown NYC neighborhood and, despite the fact that our girls will be at sleepaway camp for half the summer, I joined. I got a fruit, vegetable and juice 12-week summer share. The vegetables can throw me for a loop (garlic snapes and Harukei turnips and [unshelled]fava beans, anyone?). The past few weeks, I’ve made collard greens, roasted kale, beets & fava salad….

Easy Summertime BBQ Meal + Easy Slowcooker BBQ Ribs Recipe

Finally It is summertime and the outdoor deck (or in our case, our building’s rooftop) is ready! If you have a slowcooker and a grill, I have a beautiful, colorful summertime BBQ meal for you and your family. Believe me, your family will eat everything up and be extremely impressed by the yummy bounty. I also love that you can prep and cook up all the vegetables and side dishes…

Quick Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

With the holidays coming up, the season of eating is upon us. I personally love all of the cooking and eating that goes on but there is always so many leftovers! Between the turkey, the roasted brussell sprouts and vegetables, buttered green beans — there is just so much food. Most of the time, eating the same thing over and over again means that no one eats the leftovers (at least in…

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar

I love the fall not just for fall fashion layering, new fall boots and family holidays. I love it for the cooking and the baking! Like Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies or Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Cupcakes. Although I love sweets (a lot!) I enjoy simple and savory sides like Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar. I’ve used a lot of roasted brussel sprout recipes and have even cooked down balsamic vinegar…

Marinated Chicken Breast Recipe Using Wishbone Italian Dressing

This is one of those tried-and-true recipes that my mom made for me and my brother when we were younger. She worked full-time and rushed to get dinner made. This is one of those easy recipes where an older child (who knows how to handle raw meat, can step in), so when I came home from school, I’d do my homework, then follow whatever directions my mom had for me to…

Ragu Celebrates National Pasta Day with Easy Mealtime Recipes

Did you know that National Pasta Day is October 17th? Who knew?  I mean, seriously, every day is National Pasta Day in my family. It’s easy and quick and you know that your kids are going to love it. For this year’s National Pasta Day, I was invited by Ragu® for a hands-on cooking event where we got to see a demo by Ragu’s Chef Joanne and then was able to put…

Hill Country Brooklyn Fam Jam with The Three Gentlemen

If you are a big fan of BBQ family like ours, you have to visit Hill Country for their Texas-style fresh BBQ and the meat-market style of the restaurant. (You go up to a “butcher” and meats are carved to order and you can ask for as much as you like, say 1/8 lb of brisket, or a 2 sausage links, or a 1/2 lb of chicken.) Then you head…

New Food Trucks at Governors Island

Lower Manhattan is bursting with more food options than ever before. During the summer, we are big fans of heading over to Governor’s Island for a family bike ride, some arts & crafts and eating. This year, Governor’s Island has taken outdoor dining to the next level with seven new food trucks and tents. In 2012, Governors Island started a multi-year $260 million transformation with over 100 acres of parks…

El Vez: Family Friendly Restaurant in Battery Park City

When we first moved to Lower Manhattan a decade ago, it was extremely hard to find a family friendly restaurant that wasn’t considered fast food, but wasn’t overly expensive. We definitely had to venture above Chambers Street into TriBeCa or to the West Village and Chelsea for family friendly choices. Fast-forward ten years and we have a shopping and restaurant boom in downtown New York City and it’ll be extremely…