FOOD

Nigel Barker's ...

MOTHER'S DAY BREAKFAST

The America's Next Top Model judge and his little ones go sweet (but healthy) when honoring Mom

BANANA PANCAKES

Makes: 10-12 pancakes

• 1 cup whole wheat flour

• 1 tbsp. white sugar

• 2 tsp. baking powder

• 1 pinch nutmeg

• 2 pinches cinnamon

• ¼ tsp. salt

• 1 egg, beaten

• 1 cup milk

• 2 tbsp. vegetable oil

• ½ tsp. vanilla

• 2 ripe bananas, mashed

• Sliced strawberries and sliced bananas (optional)

1. Combine flour, white sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together egg, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla and bananas.

2. Stir flour mixture into banana mixture (batter will be slightly lumpy).

3. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately ¼ cup for each pancake. Cook until pancakes are golden brown on both sides. Top with strawberries and bananas if desired. Serve hot.

TRAVEL

GETAWAY GADGETS

Check out the tech toys frequent travelers won't leave home without

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iPAD

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FLIP VIDEO CAMCORDER

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ENTERTAINING

Kimora Lee Simmons ...

A SPARKLY SETTING

The queen of 'fabulosity' explains the touches that make a party pop

"I dress up the table like I dress myself up," says the soiree-savvy designer and reality star. "I love these faux gemstone napkin rings. I'm all about sparkle and whimsy and candles and crystals and bling!"

"I put my mixed drinks or champagne in jewel-tone tinted goblets on a beautiful tray by the front door, so they're readily available when you walk in," she says. "I'm telling you how to abide by the laws of fabulosity. But you can be as understated or as opulent as you want."

PUT A RING ON IT

Large Jeweled Napkin Rings, $31.80 for 4; zgallerie.com

RAISE A GLASS

Marquis by Waterford Polka Dot Drinkware, $39 for 4; waterford.com

Catch Simmons on Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on The Style Network.

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  • Contributors:
  • CONTRIBUTORS Antoinette Y. Coulton,
  • Liza Hamm,
  • Suzanne Zuckerman,
  • with Rebecca Daly.