December 18, 2018
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Feeding Your Family

Holidays: With holiday season upon us, (in our faces since – what – the day after Halloween now!?) you may have been preparing traditional family celebrations since the leaves began to turn. After all, it’s those traditions that make holidays so special. Doing the same activities, eating the same foods, wearing the same special clothes ... these are the rituals that make the holidays meaningful and memorable. But family traditions don’t have to be limited to holiday celebrations. In fact, some of the most unforgettable and important traditions you can create with your family are likely to happen when celebrating life’s “small” moments. Read more…

Dreamy, Crispy Roasted Potatoes

Make holiday cooking a family affair by recruiting your kiddos to help make this simple-yet-irresistible side for any upcoming feast. Little ones will love scrubbing the spuds and older kids — with supervision — can even help peel and chop. And because they love when we let them in on a good secret, be sure to mention that this recipe includes baking soda, a surprise ingredient that makes the potatoes extra fluffy on the inside and perfectly golden on the outside! Read more…

Children and Eating Disorders

Mental Health: Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness and in less than a decade, children under the age of 12 admitted to the hospital for eating disorders rose 119 percent. Read more…

Pumpkin Spice Cake Pops

Pumpkin Spice Cake Pops

Parties: It’s October and that means it’s time for pumpkins. Whip up a batch of Pumpkin Spice Cake Pops for your Halloween party or any seasonal get together. They appeal to kids and adults too! Read more…

Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm

Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm

Tweens: Nothing epitomizes the arrival of autumn weather like an apple picking trip in the Hudson Valley. This trip is an annual ritual for many Westchester families and while many choose to venture to orchards further afield in Dutchess or Putnam counties, Westchester is home to one of the oldest apple orchards, Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm in Yorktown Heights celebrating its 102nd harvest this fall. Read more…
Grandparenting: “Needs a little more chocolate, don’t you think?” she says hopefully and with certainty. Read more…

“A” is for Apple

“A” is for Apple

Green Living: Everyone is heading back to school, but that doesn’t mean family outings must stop. Keep learning your ABCs when you literally take on A is for apple at your local orchard. Read more…
Tweens: Teach your child that fruit doesn’t grow in plastic containers at the supermarket. Take them berry picking for a little education, some good exercise and a yummy treat. Blueberries, raspberries and peaches are perfect for picking from mid to late summer. Note: It’s always wise to call ahead and confirm crop conditions. Read more…
Vacations: We’ve asked you, our readers, what your family favorites are and then we tallied the numbers. So, drum roll please – here are the results. Read more…
Tweens: Looking for some outdoor, Saturday family fun this summer? Then stop by The New Rochelle Downtown BID (Business Improvement District) Grand Market where the entire family can explore, play games, enjoy lunch, free entertainment, and of course, shop! The “Grand Market,” as it is affectionately known, runs every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 2 through Oct. 27, on the lawn of the downtown New Rochelle Public Library at 1 Library Plaza. Read more…

Nature’s Candy: Summer Fruits

Tweens: Fruit. It’s the best kind of dessert, wrapped up by nature in a convenient and wholesome package. And summer is the best time to find the sweetest, freshest, seasonal local pickings. So many great fruits are grown right here in the Westchester region; they don’t have to travel thousands of miles, losing quality and nutritional value along the way. With the variety of fruits available now, this is the perfect time to encourage children to try all the colors of the rainbow. Read more…

Chocolate Dipped Anything

Chocolate Dipped Anything

Holidays: If it’s Valentine’s Day or any other day, be sure to invite your sweethearts to help in the kitchen as you let your imagination run wild dipping all manner of goodies in rich, velvety dark chocolate. Dried and fresh fruits work great, but so do nuts, chips, crackers and cookies. Serves 8 Read more…

Hot Stuff!

Hot Stuff!

Hot Topics: Oh, baby it’s cold outside! That means it’s time to think about warm beverages that can warm the tummy and the soul. Read more…

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