Celebrating Not Just Surviving New Year’s Eve With Young Children

Staying up for midnight on New Year’s Eve was never a problem for me.  We celebrated at parties with friends.  We went out to First Night in Boston, and Stamford, CT.  We stayed in for a fabulous home cooked dinner with friends in Maine.  We had large celebrations and small parties. Then, I married an early…

Thanksgiving: The Peripheral Meals

I think the biggest problem with Thanksgiving is when you forget about the peripheral meals.  There are the friends who drop by the day before because they are in town.  There is tea after the New Yorkers come in after their longer than expected drive.  There is lunch on Wednesday for the whoever came in…

Cranberry Roquefort Tartines

This is a great bite that you can throw together in minutes.  It is a perfect addition to a cocktail party.  You can serve it with drinks before a formal meal.  You can pour a glass of wine and throw it together for a grown-up “after-school snack” while the children play lego on the coffee…