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Fallen Apple Cocktail

Fallen Apple Cocktail

This cocktail was shared by Lindsay Wernert Potter, the cocktail contributor for Greenwich Moms, from local restaurant Little Pub. Want to sip on something more festive this season than a Cab? Try mixing up this Fall cocktail. It uses cinnamon sticks, fresh apples and...

Spooky Snack Mix

Spooky Snack Mix

Halloween is almost here and we’re adding this Spooky Snack Mix from The BakerMama to our shortlist of fun treats to make.

Spooky Non-Candy Halloween Treats

Spooky Non-Candy Halloween Treats

Looking for some candy-free options for Halloween this year? Whether your child’s school doesn’t allow candy, you want to offer kids (and parents) a healthier option or want to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project (allergy-free options in a blue pumpkin), we have you covered. From savory eats to fun toys, here is a shortlist to start with. The best part? They’re all available on Amazon Prime.

Easy Pumpkin Chili

Easy Pumpkin Chili

This pumpkin chili recipe from Chef Debra Ponzek is a classic fall dish, full of seasonal flavors like pumpkin and butternut squash. Like all chilis, it’s versatile and can be made ahead and frozen, making it a go-to for busy autumn nights.

Filet Sandwich with Horseradish

Filet Sandwich with Horseradish

This filet sandwich is a Fall crowd-pleaser, ready for football Sunday or any time you’re making food for a group. “It’s a perfect, easy meal for when you’re entertaining and don’t want to spend the entire time in the kitchen,” says Greenwich Moms‘ Layla Lisiewski. Kids don’t love spice? Just hold the horseradish sauce and serve with ketchup.

Creamed Corn Pasta with Zucchini and Basil

Creamed Corn Pasta with Zucchini and Basil

This Creamed Corn Pasta with Zucchini and Basil is the perfect end of summer recipe, packing in all that seasonal produce into a pasta dish that is both kid-friendly and vegetarian. If your family loves it so much you want to make it all winter long, just sub in frozen corn!

Rosh Hashanah Meal

Rosh Hashanah Meal

L’Shana Tova to all who celebrate. This Roast Chicken with Thyme and Honey, from Leah Koenig’s The Jewish Cookbook, is one of those go-to meals that works as well for holiday dinners as it does for family meals all Fall long.

Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast? Why not, when they're filled with fiber and protein-rich almond flour and free of added sugars like these. This recipe from our food contributor Kathleen Ashmore is a perfect "Back to School" choice—make them on a Sunday for a grab-and-go...

Summer Cocktail

Summer Cocktail

Cheers to the last few weeks of summer with this Grilled Peach & Bourbon Smash cocktail from Camp Cocktails : Easy, Fun, and Delicious Drinks for the Great Outdoors.

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad

This Mexican Street Corn Salad is the perfect summer dish to serve at a backyard BBQ. You can pre-make the mayo mixture so when the corn is cooled, it’ll be ready to serve quickly.

Sheet Pan S’mores

Sheet Pan S’mores

If you love making s'mores but want to skip the mess of roasting marshmallows, keep things toddler safe and make a lot at once, try these Sheet Pan S'mores from Maria Provanzano of From Scratch with Maria. The best part? You can enjoy them this way well after summer...

60 Second Coleslaw

60 Second Coleslaw

This take on coleslaw from Cat with a K Cooks uses pre-shredded coleslaw so it comes together in just under a minute. Plus, it can be made ahead so it's the perfect summer party (or busy weeknight) side. Serves 6-8 *For best flavor, allow to sit at least 4 hours in...

Easy Summer Cocktail

Easy Summer Cocktail

Thank you to The Local Moms Network contributor Maria Provenzano of From Scratch with Maria for sharing this delicious recipe! It's really the perfect summer sip—refreshing, special, and able to be prepped ahead of time. Make a batch of the mint simple syrup on Sunday...

4th of July Pops

4th of July Pops

Celebrate the 4th of July with these festive red, white and blue popsicles! Not only are they adorable, but they’re made with protein-packed green yogurt and fiber rich blueberries and strawberries.  Thank you to Sound Shore Moms for sharing! What you’ll need: Greek...

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

Thank you to our food contributor CatwithaK Cooks for sharing this delicious plant-based taco recipe with us. Introducing new vegetables (like cauliflower) to kids can be tricky. Experts recommend serving it in a form they are familiar with (in this case, tacos). Try...

Pina Colada Chia Pops

Pina Colada Chia Pops

  This sweet treat from Beach Cities Moms is full of tropical flavors, and since it skips the rum, is a perfect dessert for the whole family. Piña Colada Chia Pops makes 6 popsicles 1 14-ounce can coconut milk½ cup frozen banana chunks (or 1 small, very ripe...

Cobb Salad Board

Cobb Salad Board

  Two things we’re loving right now—food boards and salads. We’ve been sort of obsessed with the gorgeous boards created by The BakerMama for awhile now. And with warmer weather, it feels nice to be turning off the oven for dinner more often, and loading up on...

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