Recipes & Food Articles

Secret Ingredients…Revealed!
Some foods just go together: macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, eggs and toast. They’re the tried-and-true, classic combinations that we’ve all come to know and love. But what about the flavors you love by themselves but are even better when paired with the unexpected? The secret ingredients in these recipes blend so deliciously, you might want to start combining all the food in your fridge!

Not-Too-Sweet Treats for Valentine’s Day
Isn’t it ironic that Dental Health Month falls on the same month as Valentine’s Day? This year, mix in some savory with your sweet treats. You’re sweet enough already! Here are some festive foods for your February 14 celebrations that won’t break your dentist’s heart.

Super Yummy Superfood
What’s the skinny on superfoods? Should you be eating more of them? Superfoods are foods packed with nutrients that are touted as having multiple health benefits and can possibly help you lose weight. But experts caution that some so-called superfoods are simply marketed that way by the companies who sell them. The main ingredients in these recipes below are common superfoods that have earned their seal of approval from the American Heart Association.

Appealing Holiday Appetizers
While the main course is in the oven and guests mingle in anticipation this holiday season, tide them over with easy, cheesy appetizers that will please any crowd.

Easy Holiday Goodies
Not sure what to send in for your child’s holiday party? Every kid will love these adorable no-stress treats!

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. Family Storytime: Spanish Read Aloud – Cuentos y Cantos

    April 25 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
    April 25, 2018  |  10:30 am - 10:30 pm
    South Beach Library
    Children and their parents/caregivers can enjoy stories, and songs in Spanish. Acompáñenos a compartir y cultivar nuestras raíces con otros padres y niños de la comunidad para fortalecer el aprendizaje de los niños a través de canciones y lectura en
  2. Story Time For All

    April 25 @ 11:00 am
    April 25, 2018  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Richmondtown Library
    Join us for interactive stories, songs, and coloring followed by play time for children to socialize. For Ages 18 months to 5 years.
  3. Clay Day

    April 25 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    April 25, 2018  |  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    SI Children's Museum
  4. Mechanical Wave Machine

    April 25 @ 4:00 pm
    April 25, 2018  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    South Beach Library
    Participants make a large-scale machine that demonstrates how waves work using wooden dowels, duct tape, and gummy candy. We will also demonstrate a simple oscilloscope that uses a laser beam to show how sound waves look. For ages 13 -18
  5. Lego Club

    April 25 @ 4:00 pm
    April 25, 2018  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library
    LEGO CLUB GET CREATIVE AND BUILD!!!! The library will supply legos, while you provide the imagination All materials must stay at the libray —- so bring a camera to document your creations!! first come— first served recommended for age 8-14
  6. Family Storytime: Stay & Play Storytime

    April 25 @ 4:00 pm
    April 25, 2018  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Tottenville Library
    First, we’ll share some fun, interactive stories together. Then we invite you to stay, play and enjoy the library’s toys & exploration stations. Meet other families in the neighborhood! Recommended for ages 3 and up. No pre-registration required.
  7. Bookcraft

    April 25 @ 4:00 pm
    April 25, 2018  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Stapleton Library
    Have a blast listening to stories and making a fun craft!
  8. Family Storytime: Picture Book Time

    April 25 @ 4:00 pm
    April 25, 2018  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    New Dorp Library
    Enjoy hearing books read aloud, fingerplays action rhymes and coloring. For ages 3 years and up with caregiver.
  9. Evening Group Hike

    April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    April 25, 2018  |  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Greenbelt Nature Center
    Every Wednesday: Join us for our weekly evening, guided hike where we will cover 4/5 miles. There are some small climbs but it’s fairly easy. You will probably see parts of the Greenbelt and the trail system that you haven’t
  10. Peepers: Learning about Nature

    April 26 @ 9:45 am - 10:15 am
    April 26, 2018  |  9:45 am - 10:15 am
    Greenbelt Nature Center
    Thursdays through May 31: Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, 2 year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required. Fee: $3 non-members/Free for Greenbelt Conservancy members