Last month the kids announced that they were ready to retire the two-tier wooden Ikea step stool in the bathroom – they can reach the sink all on their own now. It was a bittersweet moment. On the one hand I was totally excited about getting rid of another bulky piece of kids' furniture. On the other, it was sad to acknowledge that they’re swiftly growing up.Once, our house was filled with brightly colored apparatuses that all served various, super important purposes: the Exersaucer, the high chair, the diaper … [Read more...] about Saying Goodbye to the Kids’ Stuff
Tarrytown draws lots of daytrippers coming to enjoy the shops and restaurants along Main Street, but what is it like to live in this charming Hudson River town?“It’s much more lively than other parts of Westchester,” says Stacey Kornfeld, a broker in the Irvington office of Houlihan Lawrence. While surrounding towns are shuttered by 9pm on a Saturday night, the Tarrytown Music Hall, small bar scene and restaurants keep the area pulsing.“Tarrytown has always been colorful, a little bit funky,” says Kornfeld. “But … [Read more...] about What It’s Like to Live in Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow
Dinner is exhausting, isn't it? Making winning dinners that everyone in the family will eat...even harder. But I had a few easy successes so far this school year, so I figured I'd share.Remember stuffed shells? I popped into the Italian deli around the corner from my house and found boxes of JB & Son's frozen shells stuffed with ricotta cheese, made locally in Yonkers (since 1922!). All they required was arranging them into a single layer in a baking dish spread generously with tomato sauce (pressed for time, I … [Read more...] about 3 Recent Dinner Wins
Frozen puff pastry sheets are back at Trader Joe’s for the season, and with that, my love for making these apple tarts that my chef-caterer friend gave me the recipe for. I love apple pie but don’t want to deal with making the whole pie, so these tarts are the perfect, quick solution (and oh so yummy)!Puff Pastry Apple Tarts Makes 1 dozenIngredients: 4 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon flour 1/4 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon Pinch of salt 1 large apple (or 2 small ones) 1 puff pastry sheet, … [Read more...] about Easy-Peasy Apple Tarts
PJ MASKS LIVE is a brand new live show featuring the super-heroic trio from your favorite series: The PJ MASKS! Watch CATBOY, OWLETTE, and GEKKO as they try to save the day from their sneaky villains - ROMEO, LUNA GIRL and NIGHT NINJA! Fluttering Feathers! Leaping Lizards! What a CAT-tastrophe!You’ve NEVER seen the PJ Masks like this before – leaping, flipping and climbing – live on stage. Complete with your favorite music and brand new songs you’ve never heard before! Don’t sleep through it – hop to it!Get … [Read more...] about PJ Masks Live is at the Theater at MSG next weekend!
Off with her hair! That's the refrain in my head these days, since I haven't had a proper cut in -- ahem -- several months. I let it grow all summer mostly because when I twist long, wind swept hair into a bun at the beach, its cool and all surf girl. Now that I'm back at school pick-up in Westchester, I feel like a sloth. So my hair, which now falls below my bust, is going. All of it. Today. Probably as you read this.I was going to write a post about recent dinner wins, but I'll save that for Friday because I … [Read more...] about A Few Cool Cuts