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Not Your Bubbe’s Gefilte Fish

Not Your Bubbe’s Gefilte Fish

Let’s say this right off the bat: I love gefilte fish. Smothered in spicy horseradish, this appetizer that has been made by generations of grandmothers in my family makes me feel connected to my past. I have hosted Passover in my home for over a […]

An Asian Twist to an Old Classic for Chanukah

An Asian Twist to an Old Classic for Chanukah

There has been a frying fiesta going on in my house. Chanukah celebrates the miracle of just a tiny bit of oil lasting for eight whole nights. It is only appropriate to give oil a central role in this holiday. Therefore, the two¬†cardinal foods of […]

Do You Want Bilingual Kids? 5 Easy Steps

Do You Want Bilingual Kids? 5 Easy Steps

I was born in Israel, for those of you who don’t know…I married a wonderful American man (he was a mere boy when I first met him, but pish posh). When our friends and family started getting pregnant around us, we sorta started talking about […]

Where Can You Get the Best Soft Serve Ice Cream

Where Can You Get the Best Soft Serve Ice Cream

Nothing says summer like ice cream. And for me, it’s soft serve. Hard ice cream is nice. It comes in a ton of cool and awesome flavors. That’s great. Pour moi? A nice vanilla soft serve in a cone with rainbow sprinkles is the bee’s […]

Easy One Pot Chicken Dinner Recipe

Easy One Pot Chicken Dinner Recipe

I love to cook, but on busy summer days, there’s rarely the opportunity to make something very labor intensive, especially if you have a kid or three running around. I made up a really yummy recipe the other night that came out really well. It […]

Preschool Graduation Extravaganza – What a Program

Preschool Graduation Extravaganza – What a Program

Today, Bella “graduated” from pre-school. Next year, she’ll start at a new school in the pre-K program, so this was the finale to her time at Gan Eden, the American-Israeli pre school in NYC. As always, the teachers had prepared an intricate program full of […]

Top 9 Things To Do Before You Give Birth

Top 9 Things To Do Before You Give Birth

You’re getting close. The baby is due in a week or two or three. You can barely breathe, move or sleep. You’ve picked out the crib, the stroller, the Top 5 names. Is there anything left to do??? Here are the top 9 things you […]

Life is Beautiful

Life is Beautiful

We had a really lovely weekend. For the first time in what seems like FOREVER (at least 4 years) we had NO evening plans ALL WEEKEND LONG. It felt so awesome to tuck the kidoodles into bed and then glide into ours…movies, bad TV, books, […]

Fun with Pipe Cleaners and a Craft Kit Giveaway

Fun with Pipe Cleaners and a Craft Kit Giveaway

This morning, little Miss Bella grabbed a handful of metallic pipe cleaners from my office. She decided that she wanted to “make something” on the bus ride to school. Hey, I’m always down to craft! So, as soon as we got on the bus, she […]

Recap of Israel Day Parade

Recap of Israel Day Parade

Yesterday was a really nice day. We started off by going to Central Park and playing at Heckscher Playground. Bella LOOOOOOOOVES the sandbox. It’s more like a sand ocean. It’s huge. Then, we walked across the park so we could meet up with Bella’s school […]