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My Valentine’s Day Tradition: Heart-Shaped Panackes

Like an idiot, years ago I started a Valentine’s Day tradition of making a huge heart day breakfast for the kids, complete with champagne glasses, red berries, candy (don’t judge me), gifts and heart-shaped pancakes. (Check out our pumpkin and gluten-free pancake recipes.) If you are a newish mom reading this, just remember, kids LOVE tradition so be careful of the ones you […]

Dining NJ: The Fruity Pebble Mac Daddy Awaits You

If you crave ice cream and love instagram-worthy food, myou need to make a trip to Milk Sugar Love in Jersey City.  Owner, Emma Taylor, spent summers in Ocean City eating Kohr’s Brothers Custard with rainbow jimmies. She takes this concept to a whole new level with her Fruity Pebble Mac Daddy, an ice-cream sandwich made from macaroons and encased in colorful fruity pebbles. “When I […]

Ridgewood’s Weight Loss Challenge

How is the New Year’s Resolution to lose weight going for you? You’re not alone. It is hard! Studies show that when we have some accountability, someone to work out with or just support us, healthy habit change is easier and more effective. That’s why I LOVE Valley’s latest initiative. They partnered with the Mayors […]

Stained Glass Heart Cookies

Get creative with festive “stained-glass” cookies.  Any shaped cookie cutter can be used as long as you are able to make a space in the center for the crushed candy.  So pretty you may not want to eat them. SIZE: About 2 dozen INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/3 cup plus 2 […]

20+ Valentines Made with Love

You’ll never find anything as cute or orginal in the stores as the ones you make youself. Plus it’s a fun way to spend an afternoon being creatvie with your kids. Here are a few of our staff’s favorites, some that our kids made and some that we’ve discovered in our search for ideas. Also […]

Valentines Day Gifts for Teachers

Also See: Homemade Valentines for Kids Besides Valentine cards, candy, flowers and cookies, here are some original ideas for the favorite teacher in your life. Fill a mason jar with goodies like lip balm, a bath bomb and treats. Make a personalized name plate by gluing scrabble tiles onto a piece of wood (or buy […]

Valentine’s Day Pink Popcorn

Ingredients 2 cups Sugar 2/3 cup half & half, cream or whole milk 1 TBS white corn syrup 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla few drops red food coloring Place sugar, cream, corn syrup and salt in saucepan on a medium heat. Stir well and cook until sugar has fully dissolved before allowing mixture to […]

Our Valentine’s Day Cocktail: Blushing Beauty

Here’s a Valentine’s cocktail that’s not too sweet and has just enough bubbles to lighten our mood. Ingredients 4oz white tequila 1/2 cup pink grapefruit juice 1/2 cup Squirt grapefruit soda 1/2 a lime Sugar for the rim or we used Dell Cove Metallic Gold Sugar Instructions Rim two chilled cocktail glasses with sugar. Fill glasses with ice. Add 2 […]
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