BOO! Last Saturday, more than 40 costumed guests walked through our front door. The occasion? Our annual Halloween Monster Bash! I was a colonial gentleman who, after makeup (thanks Michael Laudati!), morphed into...oh, I don't know...maybe David Cassidy, circa 1971? Read more »
Happy week before Halloween! Next Saturday, Silver Fox and I will host our fifth annual Monster Bash. It's a frightening night that includes live entertainment, an open bar, and lots of yummy things to eat. Need a good scare? Walk this way: Read more »
IN DECEMBER, my evening habit is to make a mug of real cocoa, enrich it with a sensible amount of Kahlua, and then head upstairs to the library. There, curled up on a comfy blue sofa, I spend an hour or two watching classic holiday movies. Tonight's feature is Christmas in Connecticut. Are you familiar with this 1945 farce that stars Barbara Stanwyck and Dennis Morgan? Here's the plot: Read more »
I DON'T MEAN TO FRIGHTEN YOU, but last night a gaggle of ghouls arrived at our house. The occasion? A Halloween party to benefit the Columbia County Historical Society. We ate. We drank. And oh, how we danced! A few scenes from this masquerade ball: Read more »
(This giveaway has concluded.) TODAY, because Halloween is around the corner, and because I've just set a motion-activated skeleton on my front porch (it sings and dances as you climb the steps), I'm giving away three sparkling new Microplane Zesters. For a chance to win one of these indispensable gadgets, just take my not-too-scary Halloween movie quiz! Read more »
I'D LIKE TO THANK ALL OF YOU WHO PARTICIPATED in my recent Downton Abbey Quiz. The answers to the quiz, a few statistics, and finally, the winner's name (chosen at random from all entries): Read more »
Kevin is an award-winning food, garden and lifestyle guru who lives in New York's Hudson Valley. His recipes have appeared in dozens of newspapers. He has contributed countless gardening articles to African Violet Magazine, Berkshire Home Style Magazine, and Garden Design Magazine.