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Date Night in Ridgewood: Cocktails & Dinner.

Also Read: 25+ Fun Cocktails for Summer! A couple of nights ago, Larry and I were staring at each other across the island, not in a loving kind of way, but in a what-the-hell-do-we-do-now way. Almost a full season into quarantine, we were pretty much out of things to say to each other that didn’t start […]

Virtual Learning — Even Less than it’s cracked up to be

A lot of hard work and creativity went into establishing a working virtual education platform back in March, and I appreciate all of the effort made by teachers and administrators around the country. However, I continue to hear phrases like “the excellent education we’ve been able to continue to provide.” New York’s Governor Cuomo wondered […]

Why the Flour Shortage is More Dangerous Than You Think

We are in a worldwide pandemic. This is not a political problem, though many want to make it so. This is not terrorism, though many are getting eerily comfortable in fear. This is a health problem, and yet too often it doesn’t seem we are addressing it from this vantage point. We are among the unhealthiest […]

Why Talking To Someone is a Good Idea

I didn’t grow up in a culture that encouraged talk therapy. Psychiatrists and therapists were for the insane or the weak, not for regular people who were simply dealing with the normal ups and downs of life. Old school tough was the way to go — shut up and stand up. In my high school […]

Hug Your Kids More

Even if you hug your children a lot, hug them more. The lack of social interaction and human touch is going to take a toll. We are a species who survived because of the tribe, and now that our tribe has shrunk dramatically in size, we are missing the endorphins released by connection. A study […]

I Want to Be Alone on Mother’s Day – not why you may think

Every year, I tell my kids I want no presents for Mother’s Day. Without a mother or a mother-in-law, sadly, I have no one to visit, and so, all I usually want is a quiet day with my kids and Larry — maybe a nice brunch and a family movie night. Not this year. This […]

75+ Recipes for Your Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!

Everything You Need for Cinco de Mayo Fiesta… Celebrate your South-of-the-Border side. We have you covered with Tex-Mex recipes for drinks, dinner, appetizers and 10 Fiesta-Worthy Desserts! Start with One of Our  CINCO DE MAYO COCKTAILS …while you enjoy one of our  TEMPTING APPETIZERS What’s for Dinner? MEXICAN-INSPIRED DINNER & SIDES Save Room for Dessert! OUR 10 FAVORITE CINCO […]

Cinco de Mayo Appetizers

Make Yourself a festive cocktail while you whip up a few Cinco de Mayo apps! Check Out All of Our 75+ Recipes for Your Cinco de Mayo Fiesta! Create an Avocado “Taco” Bar Dive into Loaded Nachos Mango Salsa Salad with Jalapeños Smokey Olive Poppers Gorditas, Crisp on the Outside, Soft on the Inside Pico de Gayo & Chips […]
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