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Simply the Best: Carrot Cake and Clementine Cupcakes

Simply the Best: Carrot Cake and Clementine Cupcakes

My family watches lots of cooking shows, but the girls have really fallen in love with Cupcake Wars lately. They watch the same episodes over and over, marveling at the ideas, the challenges and the presentation. On Sunday, my seven year old decided that she […]

Falatke: The New Holiday Tradition

Falatke: The New Holiday Tradition

I don’t know if I invented this or not, but I have never seen it nor heard of it, so I’m taking credit. It happened a few days ago as I was driving to meet a client. I had some quiet time in the car…I […]

Video Tutorial: Best Chicken Soup Ever

Video Tutorial: Best Chicken Soup Ever

I’m hoping that this video will be the first of many…Lots of┬áreaders have asked for more pictures of food preparation and more recipes. I decided to start making short video tutorials to help everyone get into the kitchen to make great food and delicious memories. […]

Apple of my (p)Eye

Apple of my (p)Eye

Yesterday, I spent the morning with my daughter’s Pre-K class (as well as the Kindergartners in her school). A few weeks ago, they had been read a book (How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman). Afterward, the teacher asked […]

National Daughters’ Day

National Daughters’ Day

  Today was National Daughters’ Day in the US. I am lucky to have two wonderful girls who challenge me and make me laugh and whose incredible lives I am fortunate to share. Tonight, I happened to pick “Forever Young” as our bedtime story. We […]

Never Enough-a da Knafeh

Never Enough-a da Knafeh

Knafeh is one of my all time favorite desserts. A crispy noodle “crust” layered with a sweet cheese filling is drizzled with rose water syrup. SO DELICIOUS!!!!!! I have become a connoisseur of Knafeh. I seek it out all over Israel, but when I’m home […]

Shana Tova! Happy New Year!

Shana Tova! Happy New Year!

Wishing all who celebrate a very happy and sweet New Year. May you all be happy, healthy, renewed, refreshed and joyful. I made this layered dessert for this evening. I wanted to bring in the various symbols of the holiday – honey, apples and pomegranates. […]

Happy Back to School

Happy Back to School

  By now, most kids have returned to their classrooms. And so it starts! Another year of books, activities, and for a lot of kids – stress. This year, I am trying a more relaxed approach to the time after school. We have selected just […]

The Perfect Summer Treat

The Perfect Summer Treat

Happy Summer!!! Yesterday was Father’s Day as well as the Summer Solstice. I don’t know where you were, but the weather here seemed to smile down just in time for our BBQ. The morning looked ominous and a monsoon hit us in the early evening, […]

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

What You Put on Your Family’s Skin May Be Hazardous To Their Health By: Michelle Nadel It’s a Tale as Old as Time. But I’m not talking about the classic Disney movie about beautiful Belle, although Belle’s beauty may have something to do with it. […]