Two Ways to Play Snow Baseball this Winter and Stay Active

Snow Baseball

Snow baseball is a great way to keep the kids moving and active this winter while spending time as a family.  Grab the neighbors or some friends, bundle up, get ready to move and make memories while playing together. Looking for some fun games to play in the snow?  Consider playing Snow Baseball.  It’s fun, it’s easy and it’s a … Read More

Pizza Making Events Launched With Fidget Grows A Tasty Pizza Garden

Fidget Grows a Pizza Garden Author Visit

Wow!  Where does the time go?  I can’t believe I’m already half way through my 2019 book tour with my children’s book, Fidget Grows a Pizza Garden.  It has been a blast! We did a tour in 2018 with all pizza garden growing activities and this year we have continued to plant pizza gardens, but have also added pizza making … Read More

My Travel to The Color Factory in NYC

The Color Factory

Welcome to the Color Factory in Manhattan.  It’s A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! When I was recently down in Brooklyn for a conference, I got to visit the Color Factory before heading home.  (pssst – if you haven’t read my Brooklyn Discoveries you can click here to read all about them). I didn’t even know this existed.  Actually, how I found out about The … Read More

Brooklyn is a Trip in the Books and Here are My Discoveries

Brooklyn Park

I can finally say I’ve added Brooklyn to the list of places that I have visited. When BlogHer Food 2019 announced that it would be held in Brooklyn, I jumped at the chance to go.  And, as you know, there are always discoveries with any form of travel.  Here are a few of mine; Discovery #1:  I traveled via Amtrak.  … Read More

Decorating Easter Eggs with Homemade Rice Shakers

  Things are really hopping at the Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club, as we get ready to share  quick & easy Easter recipes for you to try at home starting with decorating Easter Eggs. Micah joined me at the counters to experiment with this year’s Egg Decorating! Together we dyed the eggs with a solid color & then added food coloring … Read More

Fidget Grows a Pizza Garden

Fidget Grows a Pizza Garden

Read Fidget Grows a Pizza Garden with your children and then have fun growing your own pizza garden together.  It’s a fun book that provides the opportunity for a hands on, interactive activity for your family.  It’s a great opportunity to make memories together! Fidget Grows a Pizza Garden I am so excited about my children’s book Fidget Grows a … Read More

Creating a Comfy Cozy Porch Space

Creating a Comfy Cozy Porch Space

Welcome to my front porch! Our front porch is where we often like to have coffee and/or tea, sometimes breakfast on a weekend morning during the warmer weather. It’s a little slice of zen in our fast paced lives. Our property is surrounded by trees & the birds are always in full chorus in the morning, providing a pretty peaceful … Read More

Baking up a Better Banana Bread for the Holidays

Banana Bread

This month is the beginning of baking season! Our family loves some of the fantastic alternative items in Price Chopper & Market 32 stores baking aisles. We took our banana bread recipe & turned it into a better bite by swapping & trading, while adding in some whole grains. Grab the kids, teach them ‘just right’ measurements & give this … Read More

Backpack Campaign = HUGE SUCCESS!

regional food bank backpack campaign

So where do I start?  a H-U-G-E THANK YOU that barely says how appreciative I am to everyone who stepped up and contributed to the Fall 2015 Backpack Campaign!   What is the Backpack Campaign? The BackPack Program is designed to meet the needs of hungry children on weekends, when other resources are not available. The program provides backpacks filled … Read More

Family, Kids & Las Vegas

The Cake Boss

I used to have to travel to Vegas for work many moons ago, we won’t say how many, and I always SWORE that I WOULD NEVER take my kids to Las Vegas.  And, then last week, when my husband had a conference to attend…there I was with my kids in Las Vegas having the time of our lives.  I have to admit, it … Read More