What makes a perfect snack? How about simple, healthy and done in three easy steps? The fact that these yogurt covered strawberry hearts are also cute as a button is just a plus. So pop a tray of these in your freezer. The hardest part will be waiting for them to freeze.
Sometimes a cold winter day calls for a special treat. These hot chocolate treats are easy to make and will definitely warm someone's heart as well as hands. They also make a great hostess or Valentine's Day gift. There's barely any cooking involved, so kids can make them on their own or with a little help.
Last Saturday we sponsored a stellar performance of Stella, Queen of the Snow at Symphony Space. Before the puppet show we met Mommy Poppins readers to make these adorable marshmallow snowman pops. The kids had a blast and so did we, so we thought we should share it with everyone. Here's how to make your own Frosty from the comfort of your home, in three easy steps.
Ho, ho, ho! It’s that time of year when Santa Claus starts making his list and checking it twice. Don’t miss the chance for the kids to sit down with the Big Guy and share their Christmas wish lists. NJ has lots of great Santa breakfasts to get everyone in a festive mood. Enjoy some delicious food and pose for holiday photos with St. Nick! Read on for our roundup of fabulous breakfast events happening this December. And for more holiday activities, check out our Holiday Fun Guide.
Our series of posts on Sunset Park continues with a look at some of our favorite family-family restaurants in the area. As the home of Brooklyn's Chinatown, Sunset Park has long been a foodie destination for authentic dim sum and Chinese cuisine, mostly on or around Eighth Avenue, which is where the neighborhood's annual Lunar New Year Parade takes place.
Sunset Park also has a rich Hispanic population, so there are a number of eateries serving up staples like Mexican tacos and Puerto Rican mofongo along Fourth and Fifth Avenues, plus one spot that harks back to the area's original settlers: the Danish Athletic Club. And while overall the community has been relatively untouched by the hipster artisanal dining scene in neighboring Park Slope, there are a few upstarts in the South Slope section of the nabe, like beer garden Greenwood Park, which occasionally hosts kids' events on weekends.
Here are our top 10 places to eat in Sunset Park with kids.
Thanksgiving dinner is a big undertaking. There’s the turkey, the stuffing and all that dessert! And let’s not forget about the massive after-dinner cleanup. It’s hard enough to be a mom, work and take care of the kids -- let alone get a complex and time-consuming holiday dinner on the table. Luckily, you don’t have to! Be thankful, because there are lots of restaurants open in NJ on Turkey Day. So, sit back and enjoy the party… don’t worry, they won’t make you do the dishes. And if you’d rather be home, but don’t want the hassle of cooking, make some Thanksgiving crafts with the family and try one of these places for turkey takeout!
Whilst we are busy being thankful, it’s also ok to plan. It leaves more time for thankfulness on Thanksgiving. If you’ve ever cooked a giant meal without a plan, you know that you weren’t as thankful on that day. You were more sweaty and unkempt and feeding people from the stovetop, than filled with gratitude. To avoid any future appreciation pit-falls, we’ve assembled a handy guide to help you get your meal on the table, and be happy about it. And for more holiday how-to's, check out our Holiday Guide.
Thanksgiving may be a day to relax with family and watch football but let's face it - it's also a heck of a lot of cooking, cleaning and organizing. So if the thought of playing host or hostess is just a tad bit overwhelming, why not get a little help in the cooking department this year? You could eat out but you could also set the table, do a little light cleaning and then pick up a fully cooked, delicious Thanksgiving meal at one of these local joints.
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