A weekend with my fav little girls

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My nieces Callie and Bella visited NYC with their little bro Pierson, their dad–my brother Peter and his amazing wife Jenny. The girlie’s joined me at MH to cook some kid-adult friendly recipes. It’s the thing I love about our show–being with my family, cooking and eating together. Calder filmed a show in the morning with me–making short ribs too. And, at days end–he took the little ones home and babysat while I took Pete and Jen to Bar Basque http://www.opentable.com/bar-basque for the most delicious meal. The food was made from impeccable ingredients and it was amazing. But the auto-mat-style wine bar was crazy. You purchase a card, and insert it in the slot above your wine of choice, choose the size of the pour, grab a glass and it dispenses on its own. So cool–definitely worth checking out if you’re in NYC.

The next morning we attended the New York Food and Wine festival event hosted by Martha: Martha’s Milk and Cookies. Check the full story out here http://worldredeye.com/2010/10/milk-cookies-with-martha/. It was so good with several bakers bringing their favorite cookies. Callie was beside herself because she met the judges from her favorite show, Cupcake wars–including my friend and master baker Florian Bellinger from http://www.madmacnyc.com/. You’d think she was meeting the president. Calder, Luca, Hubs and I were joined by the whole Scala family for dinner at our favorite Irish pub, The Parlour http://www.theparlour.com/–the right choice for a large group with multiple ages–satisfying food for everyone, the kids can make noise and move around, watch soccer, play pool, listen to music and, yes–maybe I had a pint or two myself. Early Sunday morning off to the soccer field with Luca, BECs in hand. Don’t forget to enter our challenge f you have a bacon, egg and cheese you think rocks harder than ours. There’s a prize pack for the winner!

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  • Carolyn January 13, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I can’t find the recipe for the mac and cheese you made with your neices please send it to me

  • Frank Maxwell February 10, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Stop w/ all the OMGs — if there is a God he certainly doesn’t care how much you are thrilled w/ what you pull out of the oven.

  • Carol February 19, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    To Frank above:

    If you’re not interested in what comes out of an oven, you are on the wrong blog. Go find sour-puss.com.

  • Annie April 19, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    There absolutely is a God, and since all good things come from Him, yes He does care when you are thrilled!

  • Amanda September 16, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I would love the mac and cheese receipe as well as the chicken finger one. I really want to try them but, I can’t find the receipe on here either. Please post or send it to me. Thanks so much.

  • Teresa September 19, 2011 at 8:54 am

    I also would love to have the mac and cheese and chicken finger recipe. I’ve been looking and haven’t been able to find. I was looking forward to making these recipes with my older grandkids. if you can post or send them I would appreciate so much.

  • Trish September 23, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    That show was on October 29, 2010. I hope this link will get you to it:


    If not – type in Chicken Tenders in the search blog to find that show.

    I think the other thing you can type in to find it is Paste Wheels and Cheese.

  • Trish September 23, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Frank – Some of us use OMG to say “Oh My Goodness” so please don’t assume. Hopefully you know what “ASSUME” is commonly referred to – Making an “A** out of U and ME!

  • Edna November 11, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I am looking for the recipe for bar cookies made of chocolate, peanut butter and pretzels. Thanks,

  • Tiffany February 5, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Lovely looking little girls and Lucinda I adore your love for food! I can here my husband in the living room repeating after you – “Ohhhh my gosssssh”, hahaha, and then he will say – “honey you have to come look at this!”

    Making your chicken parmesan this week! Yummm.

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