Homemade Fruit Roll Ups

The rise and influence of social media has completely changed the way we eat and perceive food. Gone are the days of ear-marked, smudged pages of cook books.  Today, over 90% of people are turning to the internet to search for recipes, food hacks, good food tips, videos and even LIVE cooking tutorials. Cookbooks-- once a staple on kitchen shelves-- have quickly transformed into static coffee-table books, often judged more for their food and cover photos than anything else. That being said, there isn't a day that goes by where I'm not … [Read more...]

Homemade Candy Sushi

My daughter will not go to certain food stores solely based on smell. She refuses to walk into the celebrated market Zabar’s—a must-see stop for many NYC tourist buses---due to the overwhelming “stench” from the myriad olives lining the entry way.  If olives rub her the wrong way, you can just imagine sushi’s negative impact. Between the potential “fishy” smell and the fact that sushi is actually raw fish, I surrendered before I even tried to get my kids to try sushi. But, this weekend, we found ourselves passing the time in the late … [Read more...]