Pecan Pie for Dummies


I’ve had a breakthrough and I have to share it with you – JUST in time for you to amaze and awe all your family and friends for the holidays. A little background – every year I participate in the holiday recipe swap hosted by Doree Martin of Top Notch Mom and Susan aka The Foodette. [...]

Holiday Gift Ideas for Every Woman in your Life


Everyone’s doing gift guides this time of year – and all I can think is – what do I want? I’ve been spending a lot of time with moms (and non-moms) lately, and I’ve been secretly listening to their inner needs. So if you’re wondering what the ladies are looking for this year- I’ve done [...]

Maximo’s Favorite Holiday Exhibit – The NYBG Holiday Train Show


It’s that time of year again! The holidays are quickly closing in on us as we see trees going up, ice skating rinks opening, and holiday shops popping up. Being a train addict, Maximo’s obvious favorite exhibit (that he looks forward to every year!) is the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Gardens. [...]

Why You Need to see The Big Apple Circus While It’s In Town


The Big Apple Circus is back in town with their newest show, Metamorphosis—and Maximo can’t stop raving about it. He was mesmerized the entire show so much we’re planning a second trip to watch it coming up in December! The production, which runs through January 11, 2015 under the tents at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park, has everything from [...]

Reinventing Dinner with Beef Jerky – Yinzer Style


Coming from the country, I’ve always been a huge fan of beef jerky (#lovejerky). It was tasty, filling, and easy to carry for long trips outside away from the kitchen (restaurants? ha!) I know you can picture me as a tomboy tramping through the woods in my pigtails and knee-high boots (slightly different than the [...]