Recipes & Food Articles

Thanksgiving Leftovers
Sure, you could just toss all your leftovers in the microwave and call it a day. But where’s the fun in that?? These recipes will make Thanksgiving even better the second time around.

Simple & Sweet Halloween Treats
You better BOOlieve it: you can take your Halloween goody game to the next level without breaking a sweat! These sweet treats are just as easy to make as they are fun to eat.

An Apple a Day
Apple picking is the quintessential fall family activity. But what to do with all the delicious fruits of your labor when you get home? These recipes will help you use up those crisp apples and leave your home smelling like the start of autumn.

Grilling Great Veggies
One of the highlights of the summer season is the incredible bounty of fresh produce. Grilling vegetables gives them a smoky, delicious dimension. Here are some expert tips for for flavor perfection.

We Love Watermelon!
We are just so in love with watermelon! It’s flavorful, it’s healthy, it’s refreshing, it’s affordable, and most of all the kids can’t get enough of it! Here are some must-try watermelon recipes that will earn you kudos from everyone at your next picnic.

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas
As the school year winds down, your weeknights are probably getting busier. Projects, recitals, playoff games, summer planning – you barely have time to eat, never mind cook a whole meal. We’ve compiled a list of quick and easy dinners with minimal steps and ingredients that you can whip up to satisfy your family any night of the week.

Mother’s Day Lunch Menu
Treat Mom to a beautiful homemade lunch filled with love (and yumminess) this Mother’s Day! This lunch menu includes recipes that are light but elegant and easy to whip up. Make it a memorable Mother’s Day with the most important woman in your life.

Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfast Ideas
Unless you homeschool your kids, weekday mornings aren’t the time to fuss with pots and pans. For many parents, a quick bowl of cereal or toaster waffle is the easiest way to handle breakfast on school days — but it’s not always the healthiest way. If you’re hoping to cut down on the sugar and bump up the nutrients in your kids’ breakfast, these simple and versatile make-ahead recipes are worth a try.

Valentine’s Day Recipes
Heart-shaped cookie cutters are the key to making your yummy Valentine’s Day treats even more special! These sweet treats are perfect for dessert, class parties or just to share with your family this February 14th.

All About Apples!
Autumn is a time of year when apples rise to the forefront in recipes, décor, and fragrance in our homes and outdoors. Read apple fast facts, learn how to store your apples, and more.

Make a Lunch Kids Will Devour
Children can be picky eaters, making it challenging for parents to find foods their kids will consume. Family dinners are challenging enough, but lunches kids will love can be even more difficult to come by. Parents can prepare lunches kids are certain to devour by thinking outside of the traditional lunch box. Using some creativity and building off of kids’ favorite foods is the key. Here’s some helpful tips.

Ice Cream Six Ways!
Sprinkle some creativity onto your ice cream this summer! Here are six easy ways to liven up everyone’s favorite frozen treat.

Apple Roses
You’ll be surprised how little effort it takes to make these beautiful rose-shaped apple pastries. Have your camera ready—you’re going to want to impress your Instagram friends. And mom too, of course.

Gorgonzola Ravioli with Walnut Brown Butter Cream Sauce
Nothing says “I love you” like a delicious, home-cooked meal made straight from the heart. This award-winning ravioli recipe from Delish Dishes’ owner and chef, Carole Gervasi, is the perfect way to express your love –- and your kitchen skills!

The Super Bowl Snackadium
No Super Bowl party is complete without this insanely adorable Football Snackadium. It may look like a Pinterest-fail in the making, but it’s nowhere near as complicated as it appears.

Slow-Cooker Soups & Stews
Winter weeknights call for dishes that are quick and easy, but also comforting and delicious. That’s why we love the slow-cooker. Just toss in your ingredients and let the magic happen. Four to eight hours later your family will enjoy a meal that tastes like you spent the whole day in the kitchen. We won’t tell if you won’t!

Delicious Fall Recipes
Fall comfort food at its finest! Classic fall ingredients take recipes to a whole new level.

Kid-Friendly Veggie Recipes
Treat your picky eater’s tastebuds to something so yummy, they’ll never know it’s good for them too.

Various Uses for Those Pumpkins
Few items signal the fall harvest season more than the bright, orange pumpkins that dot fields and liven up displays outside of homes and businesses. While many pumpkins will be turned into grinning jack-o-lanterns in time for Halloween, here are some additonal ways this versatile fruit can be put to use.

Recipes for the Grill
Getting dinner ready in the summer is just easier! All you need is a grill and you can be eating outdoors within twenty minutes! We’ve gathered a list of our favorite summer recipes for the grill. Whether you’re a meat eater or vegetarian, you’ll be sure to find something you like.

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  1. Five Senses

    November 21 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
    November 21, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:30 pm
    Port Richmond Library
    Get ready for some ooey gooey family fun in this new five-session workshop! A family program designed for preschool children and their caregivers, these sessions will be a hands-on exploration of the five senses hearing, touch, smell, taste and sight.
  2. Preschool Time & Phun with Phonetics

    November 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    November 21, 2017  |  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    New Dorp Library
    Enjoy books, finger plays, action rhymes and a simple craft. For ages two and a half to five years and caregiver. After craft head over to community room to play games with your child to develop new words.
  3. NYRR Open Run

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm
    November 21, 2017  |  7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Silver Lake Park
    Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all
  4. It’s My Park at Northerleigh Park

    November 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    November 22, 2017  |  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Northerleigh Park
    This It’s My Park season, please join Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!
  5. Clay Day

    November 22 @ 1:30 pm
    November 22, 2017  |  1:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Satisfy a “knead” by working with some air-dry clay and create a tactile piece.
  6. Science Time

    November 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    November 22, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Join us for this daily program on problem solving, inquiry and creative thinking. Activities include meetings animals from our Bugs exhibit, playing with solar cars, solving puzzle and games or building structures. Time is subject to change each day
  7. Children Coloring Time

    November 22 @ 3:00 pm
    November 22, 2017  |  3:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    South Beach Library
  8. Picture Book Time

    November 22 @ 4:00 pm
    November 22, 2017  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    New Dorp Library
    Enjoy hearing books read aloud, finger plays, action rhymes, and coloring.
  9. Teen Time

    November 22 @ 4:00 pm
    November 22, 2017  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    South Beach Library
  10. Story Time

    November 22 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    November 22, 2017  |  4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Join our staff each day to share and listen to a story related to this months theme, the Letter T. Books about Time, Tortoises,Thanksgiving and other fun themes. TIME SUBJECT TO CHANGE, check by calling the Museum for daily details.