The Family Chow visits La Empanada Llama in Albany
More and more these days, the Family Chow is finding ideas for new culinary adventures from the increasingly independent, teenage-half of the family.
Secret veggies they'll enjoy
Rainbow Smoothies are magical. This is because they are a delicious blend of fruits, mixed with a bit of veggies that you can’t taste.
Watermelon heart kabobs & Valentine's Fun Dip
A heart healthy recipe for Valentine's Day your kids are sure to enjoy.
A review of Persian Bite in Schenectady
While browsing the internet for our next Family Chow food adventure, we came across a new restaurant that offered “a place where we may learn from one another by sharing stories of love and friendship." We were intrigued by the mission statement, along with the chance to sample an unfamiliar cuisine.
When the Family Chow is in the mood to expand the boundaries of our taste and texture comfort zones, we look to dim sum.
Sushi Tei earns the praise
The Family Chow’s latest food adventure took us to the island nation of Japan via a small strip mall on Western Avenue.
No-bake cake a cool treat for Mom
Spring is finally here, and along with fresh air, my family is picking fresh fruit to share for a little no-bake Mother’s Day fun.
Hattie's does not disappoint
The Family Chow was hankering for some southern hospitality recently and decided to venture north to try out Hattie’s Chicken Shack in Saratoga.
Eat like a bunny
Breakfast is always a big part of my family’s Easter morning plan.
March Maple Weekends are an annual tradition
For two weekends in mid to late March, maple fans can watch, learn, explore and, most importantly, indulge in all things sugary sweet made from maple sugar.
Time to eat your greens
Here’s one recipe we love, and it goes perfectly with corned beef, which fits in with a little St. Patrick’s Day taste testing fun.
Fine Irish fare at Finnbar's
Finnbar’s occupies a building on the corner of Broadway and Williams Street that has a long history of hospitality from a turn of the century hotel, to a brewery to several iterations of tavern/saloon/bar.
Pizza night is always a fun treat for the family, but deciding what type of pizza to order can be tricky if one has younger children who are picky eaters.
Bar-Risto is warm, welcoming
Our most recent Family Chow mission led us to a relatively new restaurant in Schenectady – Marotta’s Bar-Risto on Union Street.
A rosebud in winter
When serving this treat at school, I often bring a garden of flowers with one stemmed stick for each child and extra fruit so that they can continue to skewer more themselves.