Rosh Hashanah Recipe: Fesenjan Persian Chicken with Pomegranate Walnut Sauce

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A good friend introduced me to this Rosh Hashanah Fesenjan Persian Chicken with Pomegranate Walnut Sauce recipe a few years ago, and it's been a New Year staple of mine ever since.  To say that it tastes divine is an understatement.  As a matter of fact, my book club has me to bring it to our annual holiday party every year.  They think I am an outstanding cook.  Little do they know that this is one of the only dishes I make really well. … [Read more...]

New Kid’s Music including Meredith LeVande, Oran Etkin, Elizabeth Mitchell and The Flannery Brothers

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Here are some new kid's music CD's worth checking out: Meredith LeVande, Oran Etkin, Elizabeth Mitchell and The Flannery Brothers. … [Read more...]

Peterson’s Happy Hour – Book Giveaway

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At the end of a long day, after taking care of the kids, working, dealing with the daily grind, I like to relax and have a pick-me-up.  Sometimes it's a beer, sometimes a glass of wine.  I do often pine for a cocktail but don't have simple recipes.  That's exactly what the new recipe book, Peterson's Happy Hour (Published by Random House; $17.00 SRP)  is for: to offer simple drink recipes for relief from a host of exasperating situations that threaten to get in the way of our good days, i.e. screaming children, difficult clients or a tough relationship. … [Read more...]

Staying at the Family-Friendly Kimberly Hotel in NYC

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We just had the most luxurious weekend with an overnight stay at the Kimberly Hotel in New York City, located on 145 East 50th Street.  Staying in the city was a luxury we don't get very often, and it's something that we've never done as a family.  I lived in the city for nearly ten years before moving out to the suburbs, so it was certainly a treat to spend 24 carefree hours in a beautiful hotel that happens to be an ideal location. … [Read more...]

My Shutterfly Experience and win TEN free photo cards

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My Shutterfly Experience began about ten years ago when we bought our first digital camera.  My husband became instant hooked on it from day one for its usability and ease of use.   In turn, I have also become a fan of Shutterfly over the years. … [Read more...]

Atlanta’s Coca-Cola Museum

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On our last day in Atlanta, we went to explore the history of coca-cola at The World of Coca-Cola, located right across from the Georgia Aquarium.  The museum is located at 121 Baker St. and is open on Mon.–Sat. 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. The entry costs are $15 adult, $9 child, $13 senior. … [Read more...]

Cool Parenting Blog Links of the Week

A Child Grows: Kids Music Listings This Weekend A New Preschool For Fort Greene Mom Finds: Fall Jackets for Baby Shiny Brite: 8 Questions for Karen Connell of a Child Grows in Brooklyn I Love My METALSGirl Jewelry! Holding Kids Back in School: Right or wrong? Mom Delicious: In Case of an Emergency NYC Single Mom: Therapy Thursday … [Read more...]

Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts

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The other day my kids and I went on a tour of Atlanta's Center for Puppetry Arts.  We were escorted by Jeremy Underwood, the museum's Curator of Exhibits.    Not only was it interesting, but it was informative - not only to the kids, but to myself, and quite unforgettable. I used to go to the Center as a child.  I remember being shuffled off in a school bus to watch amazing puppet shows and make puppets in their puppetry workshops.  I am thrilled to have taken my own children at such a young age to experience the Center for Puppetry Arts, and I hope … [Read more...]

The Emelin’s 2010-2011 Season

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My favorite local theatre, the Emelin, located in Mamaroneck, recently announced their 2010/2011 Theatre Season. You can visit www.emelin.org/theatre.html for more information, tickets, videos and more. … [Read more...]

Moises Kaufman’s Puss & Boots at the New Vic

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After directing 33 Variations (which was all about Beethoven), Moisés Kaufman knew he wanted to direct an opera next.  “I’ve staged classical music before, and it's unlike directing anything else,” he said.  That play was one of the most memorable pieces of work I've seen in ages.  It was moving , it was haunting, it left a mark on my memory.  So when Gotham Chamber Opera came to him and his company, Tectonic Theater Project, with the opera Puss in Boots (El gato con botas), he fell in love with it immediately and jumped at the chance to direct the … [Read more...]