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Easy Holiday Dessert: Frozen Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust
Want to change up your dessert routine this holiday season? Try this frozen version of classic pumpkin pie. It's a welcome twist on the traditional dessert and, bonus: It's super easy to make ahead! Just pull it out of the freezer a few minutes before serving. (read the story...)

Witches Brew Recipe for Halloween by MOMables
Laura Fuentes of MOMables created this fun witches brew recipe for her child's lunchbox. It's a fun and healthy Halloween drink for kids that doesn't use soda or powdered drink mixes. (read the story...)

Halloween Treats: Eyeball Cake Pops, Monster 'Toes,' and 'Rotten' Apple Punch
Get step-by-step directions on how to make three cool treats for Halloween, including creepy cake pops that look like eyeballs, pigs in a blanket that look like monster toes, and "rotten" apple cider punch. (read the story...)

5 Tips for Cooking with Kids Who Have Special Needs
Cooking with kids who have special needs such as autism, sensory issues, or learning disabilities can be challenging, but the ability to make a meal is a valuable life skill and including kids in the kitchen has many lasting benefits. Here are five tips to help those with special needs learn to cook. (read the story...)

Easy Recipe for New Cooks: Creamy Tomato and Rice Basil Soup
This easy recipe for creamy tomato soup with rice and basil was developed by a special education teacher and is featured in her cookbook, "Special Day Cooking: A Life Skills Cookbook," which is geared for those with developmental challenges as well as young people learning to cook. (read the story...)

How to Teach Kids to Separate Food and Feelings
Do you dish out servings of comfort and happiness to your kids with sugary treats? Be careful. If you frequently offer food as proof of your love, you may be teaching your children to mix feelings with food, and to soothe their souls with sweets. (read the story...)

Halloween Tricky Bites
These easy Halloween recipes are kid-friendly and festive options. Children can follow the steps to make owl cookies, spider brownies, chocolate and Jell-O hands, and edible witches' hats and brooms. (read the story...)

Get Crafty with Halloween Ghosts
These simple Halloween decorations will haunt your holiday table. Kids can help make the classic ghost motif with tissue paper, white chocolate, marshmallows, or eggs. (read the story...)

Suffern's Women's Wellness Group Opens in Airmont
Suffern's Women's Wellness Group, which recently opened in Airmont, offers internal medicine, nutrition counseling, and breast-feeding counseling to women in Rockland County. (read the story...)

Throw a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party
Just like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles take on evil forces to save New York City, you can rise to the challenge of hosting a TMNT-themed birthday party for your child. All it takes is some ninja know-how to throw a party that’ll have them seeing green! (read the story...)

10 Ways to Make a Summer Barbecue Healthier
Dietitians at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital share summer grilling tips and tasty recipe ideas for a healthy backyard barbecue cookout with friends and family. (read the story...)

Recipes and Creative Ideas for Summer Picnics, BBQs, and Parties
One of the best things about summer is eating outside, whether it's at a picnic, BBQ, street festival, or even a restaurant. Here are more than a dozen creative and fun ways to eat outside this season, including tons of summer-inspired recipes. (read the story...)

Homemade Snack: Sunflower Oat Bars
When you're on the go, a granola or energy bar is a great way to fuel up without slowing down, but many store-bought brands contain tons of sugar and hard-to-pronounce ingredients. Take the healthy route and make your own sunflower oat bars with this recipe from Ella's Kitchen. (read the story...)

5 BBQ Recipes with Watermelon
This summer, try some refreshing recipes starring watermelon, such as a watermelon crunch salsa, two salads featuring the fruit, watermelon rind coleslaw, and a BBQ sauce made with watermelon. All are sure to be a hit at your next barbeque or get-together. (read the story...)

Chef George Duran's Top 5 Tips for Parents with Picky Eaters
When his toddler turned out to be a picky eater, this Food Network chef and serious foodie was devastated to say the least. Here, Duran shares five things he's learned about getting kids to eat a healthy variety of foods starting at a young age. (read the story...)

Tacos and Quesadillas: 2 Kid-Friendly Recipes by Chef George Duran
George Duran, a Food Network chef and dad, shares two of his favorite recipes to cook with his young son: polenta-crusted fish tacos with spicy mango slaw and prosciutto, tomato, and basil quesadillas. (read the story...)

Vegan BBQ Recipes
A vegan chef shares 4 vegan barbeque recipes for the grill, including an Asian sesame burger made with tofu, quinoa salad, stuffed roasted bell peppers with lentils and butternut squash, and veggie shish kebabs with basil dip and spicy salsa. (read the story...)

Mother's Day Menu: Asparagus Soup, Grilled Lamb Chops, and Blackberry Peach Cobbler
Chef Michael William Batt of Greenwich, CT, offers these seasonal recipes for a memorable Mother's Day dinner, including a spring asparagus soup, grilled lamb chops with roasted potatoes, and a blackberry peach cobbler for dessert. (read the story...)

3 Campfire Desserts That Are Better Than S'mores
Who doesn't love s'mores? This classic campfire dessert may be delicious, but it can turn into a sticky mess, leaving kids covered in marshmallow and chocolate. Try these three less-mess versions that have all the flavor of the traditional treat. (read the story...)

7 Recipes for a Delicious Easter Brunch
Hosting a brunch or lunch for Easter? Try these delicious recipes for glazed pineapple ham bites, cheesy bacon and egg brunch casserole, individual cheese and herb stratas, apple butter breakfast cake, and ham, apple, and cheddar crepes. (read the story...)

Lion Birthday Cake
Celebrate a first birthday with this adorable cake featuring a friendly face and enough yummy frosting to smush all over baby's face, making for the sweetest before-and-after photos ever! (read the story...)

Tahitian Vanilla Cake with Fudgy Chocolate Ganache
Try your hand at this rich, slightly nostalgic vanilla sponge cake with fudgy chocolate ganache, courtesy of an executive pastry chef. It's a sophisticated birthday cake option that's sure to impress. (read the story...)

Essential Yellow Birthday Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Celeb chef Kelsey Nixon shares her recipe for a deliciously simple yellow birthday cake with vanilla buttercream frosting, plus fun variations on the recipe and tips to make your decorations stand out. (read the story...)

4 Tips for Creating a Healthier Easter for Kids
Chocolate bunnies aren't exactly the healthiest Easter treat, but that doesn't mean they should be withheld altogether. Childhood obesity expert, Dr. Dyan Hes, offers 4 tips to creating healthier Easter baskets that kids will love. (read the story...)

Try the Taste-and-Rate Approach to Get Your Kids to Try New Foods
Dina Rose, Ph.D., author of "It's Not About the Broccoli," suggests trying the taste-and-rate approach to get your kids to try new foods. The process exposes picky eaters to new foods and reveal their inner food critic. (read the story...)


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