March madness: New and FabuLyss finds a la Lyss Stern

In my house, March is the month of spring fever and March Madness. The NCAA Basketball Tournament is in full swing, and my boys will be glued to the television all month long.

They have anxiously been awaiting the launch of Nintendo Switch, which is available March 3. It’s a new system, a gaming console you can play both at home and on-the-go (

The most Delysscious new fabuLyss find is DO, gourmet edible, bakeable, customizable cookie dough! A cookie dough shop just opened Downtown. You will find ice cream SandDOwiches, cookie dough ice cream pie, and cookie dough Nutella cupcakes. I promise your kids will thank you.

[550 LaGuardia Pl. between W. Third and Bleecker streets in Greenwich Village, (646) 892–3600,].

With spring break on some of our minds, I have a new FabuLyssfind for you: The Flash Lab on Madison Avenue. Flash Lab was formed by two New York-state licensed estheticians and laser specialists. Hair removal at its best — and who does not like a glass of champagne before a treatment? The lab is beautiful, clean, and has cutting-edge equipment.

[635 Madison Ave. between E. 59th and E. 60th streets in Midtown, (646) 998–5277,].

A New York City mom recently started a new company I want to share with you: Ronit Potik now manufactures sexy, empowering lingerie and undies for moms at her company Barely Undies. A portion of the proceeds is donated to organizations that help survivors of domestic abuse, a cause that is close to her heart. You can also sign up for a monthly subscription.


A new Upper East Side cycling studio is opening this month. Cyc offers a series of exhilarating, beat-based rides that activate the whole body, the whole time. The renowned workout incorporates calorie-burning endurance intervals and weighted sectors inspired by more than 20 different sports movements from boxing, rowing, volleyball, and more. Each unique ride and motivating playlist are designed to get you cyc’d!

For exact locations on the Upper East Side, Hell’s Kitchen, Astor Place, and Chelsea, visit

Also new to the workout scene, Rumble-Boxing just opened in Chelsea. Rumble incorporates the best principles of the sweet science of boxing and strength training, all to help you develop that lean, strong, and confident fighter’s physique.

[146 W. 23rd St. between Seventh and Sixth avenues in Chelsea, (212) 804–7918,].

Lyss Stern is the founder of DivaLysscious Moms (

March Madness crispy baked chicken wings

Makes about 60

Prep time: 20 minutes

Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes


Buffalo sauce:

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 cup hot pepper sauce

Ginger-soy glaze:

1/4 cup honey

2 tablespoons soy sauce

3 large garlic cloves, crushed

1 2- by 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled, sliced


5 pounds chicken wings, tips removed, drumettes and flats separated

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


For buffalo sauce: Mix first four ingredients in a medium bowl; let stand for five minutes. Whisk in hot sauce; keep warm.

DO AHEAD: Can be made one week ahead. Let cool completely; cover and chill. Rewarm before using.

For ginger-soy glaze: Bring all ingredients and 1/4 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring to dissolve honey. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduced to 1/4 cup, 7–8 minutes. Strain into a medium bowl. Let sit for 15 minutes to thicken slightly.

DO AHEAD: Can be made five days ahead. Cover; chill. Rewarm before using.

For wings: Preheat oven to 400-degrees Fahrenheit. Set a wire rack inside each of two large, rimmed baking sheets. Place all ingredients in a large bowl; toss to coat. Divide wings between prepared racks and spread out in a single layer. Bake wings until cooked through and skin is crispy, 45–50 minutes. Line another rimmed baking sheet with foil; top with a wire rack. Add half of wings to ginger-soy glaze and toss to evenly coat. Place wings in a single layer on prepared rack and bake until glaze is glossy and lightly caramelized, 8–10 minutes. Toss remaining half of wings in Buffalo sauce. Serve immediately.