confessions of a modern mom

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The Chocolate Cake for Everyone

The Chocolate Cake for Everyone

More and more, I hear from friends that they have a food allergy or that their child does, which makes playdates, birthdays and dessert-time very challenging. The other day, we had a friend over. Her mother hadn’t mentioned any food sensitivities, but it got me […]

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 […]

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 […]

Happy Chanukah: The Five Minute Donut

Happy Chanukah: The Five Minute Donut

I had a crazy day yesterday with conference calls, meetings, a run into the city and back. I had 50 minutes to spare before I had to pick up the girls from school. We were going directly to their Great Grandmother’s house to light the […]

Greatest Brownies Ever, and they’re Gluten Free!

Greatest Brownies Ever, and they’re Gluten Free!

I don’t love chocolate. Stop throwing tomatoes at me! Sorry, I don’t share in the passion/addiction of most human beings out there (my daughters included). One bite of chocolate is more than enough for me. I think I’ve said it too many times, but my […]

Best Falafel Recipe in the World

Best Falafel Recipe in the World

I know that’s a bold statement to make, but I really do think that the falafels I made for our Super Bowl party were exceptional. Everything about them screamed, “YUM!” Now, you have to understand that as an Israeli, I have been exposed to an […]

What’s the Best Way to Start the New Year?

What’s the Best Way to Start the New Year?

Happy New Year!!! Hope you all had a wonderful celebration of closing out 2013 and ushering in 2014. We certainly did! We started off the evening with the girls, popping champagne poppers and lighting sparklers. Then, we left our darlings in the care of a […]

Purple Gnocchi

Purple Gnocchi

It’s the snowpocalypse! Ok, it’s really not that bad, but it has been snowing like crazy since 6am. We have a ton of food and two kids to keep occupied. What’s better than cooking up a storm? Well, there IS something better – eating the […]

Fifth Birthday: Bella (aka Alice) in Wonderland

Fifth Birthday: Bella (aka Alice) in Wonderland

I cannot believe my little baby is five. FIVE! I still remember holding her as a little lump when she was just born, marveling at this life form that we had just created. Now, she’s a fully formed, smart, talented, funny, sweet and good kid. […]