I’ve been bingeing some really awesome shows recently. Well, let me put an asterisk on the term "bingeing," which now means getting in two shows in one night. (Gone are the days when, before we had kids, my husband and I would hunker down and cover an entire season of 24 in one weekend!) Anyway, here are the shows that I’m excited about turning on each night.The Leftovers (HBO) If you were a fan of Lost (the finale notwithstanding), then you’ll love The Leftovers (co-created by Lost alum Damon Lindelof). There are … [Read more...] about TV Shows to Binge Watch
We're off to the North Fork this weekend, where it looks like the weather may be northern California like. Amaze. Wherever you are -- near or far -- have a great time with your families. … [Read more...] about Happy Memorial Day!
We were pedaling less than five minutes when we were awestruck at the fast-moving swath of the Hudson River stretching out before us. At Nyack Beach State Park, the crushed pebble bike trail meanders right along the river at sea level, and there are views in all directions.As you bike, you'll take in breathtaking towering rock walls, lush forested hills climbing up to them. You can see Tarrytown across the way, the Tappan Zee Bridge to the south. Kids will love stopping every so often when the rocks along the river … [Read more...] about Family-Friendly Bike Rides: Nyack Beach Park
You might think that just because your children are still young, you don't have to worry about smoking or tobacco. But kids are being exposed to tobacco promotion all the time. That’s the message that Tobacco Free New York State is working hard to communicate with its “Seen Enough Tobacco” campaign.Did you know that...The tobacco industry spends billions of dollars on promotions, in places where children can see them. More than 92 percent of high school students reported awareness of pro-tobacco marketing in … [Read more...] about Sponsored Post: Protect Your Kids from Tobacco Promotions
With the unofficial start to summer coming up this weekend, it’s time for me to dust off the grill, shuck some corn and break out my barbecue chicken recipe. But here’s what I love to throw on the grill besides meats and veggies: fruit! Most people don’t think about grilling fruit, but I like to end every barbecue with some seared pineapple or smoky peaches, caramelized to perfection. Everyone loves it … and it’s so much easier than baking a pie.I throw down thickly sliced pineapple wedges to sear without any … [Read more...] about Best Grilled Fruit Recipes
It seems the minute the mercury hits 65, all I can think about is a big salad. For those who don’t have every episode of Seinfeld memorized, a big salad (according to Elaine) is: “A salad, only bigger, with lots of stuff in it.” Now, we all know about the myriad of amazing “big salads” at venues like The Cheesecake Factory and City Limits, but I have a thing for seeking out those loaded, leafy concoctions in rare, unexpected places. Here are a handful of my favorite hidden green gems.Crab Salad at Pas-Tina’s … [Read more...] about Cravings: Westchester’s Best Salads