Radio DJ. College professor. Mom. Host of "Because I Said So". A single working mom of two lovely little boys (2 and 7), I'm curious about the people, places and things that make up the world around us. I love working out and spending time with my boys; and I am as likely to tear up a karaoke stage as to deliver a dynamic lecture in the classroom. I am also the Associate Professor of Communication and Media Arts at SUNY Genesee, and a SUNY Chancellors Award winning educator. A lifelong WNYer, born and raised in Cheektowaga, I now live back with my parents and my kids. I've been on the radio in Buffalo since the 90s and am known to change hair colors frequently.
Turkey Defrosting Tips for a Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner
According to foodsafety.gov frozen turkeys between 16-20 pounds will need up to 6 days to defrost in a refrigerator.
Do Not Put Your Child in a Car Seat With a Coat
It might seem counterintuitive -- especially when we live in such a cold climate -- but it turns out you're making your kids less safe when you secure them in a car seat while wearing a winter coat.
Someone Make Me This – Peanut Butter Snowballs
The snowfall this past week has got me thinking about winter party desserts.
This Is The Worst Day To Shop For Thanksgiving Dinner
If you're tasked with making Thanksgiving dinner for your family, there's one day you want to avoid the grocery store.
Never Plug A Space Heater Into A Power Strip – Here’s Why
As it gets colder outside, people look for the best ways to get warm indoors. Space heaters are a popular choice for folks looking to warm up just one area without cranking the whole house heat.
How To Cook A Turkey In The Microwave
So let's say Thanksgiving has just snuck up on you (what do you mean it's next Thursday?). I suppose you could go the faster route via microwave.
Ghosts of Christmas Past – Vintage Buffalo Christmas Commercials
I spent approximately 581 hours watching YouTube, finding old Christmas commercials from some of Buffalo's most-loved stores of the past. You're welcome.
The 5 Types of Drivers You See In the Winter in Buffalo
It's the first real snowy drive home today for many Western New Yorkers. Every year, all season long, we all see these 5 types of winter drivers.
The Most Popular Thanksgiving Food in New York Is…
Based on the amount of Google searches for Thanksgiving recipes, New Yorkers feel very strongly about getting this dish right on Turkey Day.
New Tobacco Age Restrictions In Effect Nov. 13
The legal age to purchase tobacco in New York will be 21 as of November 13.
Cattaraugus County Seal A Little Too Sexy
Some residents think the female figures portrayed on the official Cattaraugus County seal need to cover up.
SPCA Offering Free Adoptions on Veterans Day
The SPCA of Erie County is holding their Vets & Pets day on November 11, and offering free pet adoptions.