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Mama needs a recharge…(re)treat me!

Mama needs a recharge…(re)treat me!

The daily grind is exhausting – cooking, laundry, chauffering children, helping with homework, dealing with all the intricacies of child-rearing. When that is piled on top of a job, career or business, life can get totally overwhelming. When you’re struggling just to get the necessities […]

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 […]

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 readers 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. […]

Easy One Pan Meal: Shakshuka

Easy One Pan Meal: Shakshuka

Cold winter mornings scream out for something hearty to warm you up, particularly on the weekend…or an icy night…or whenever you feel like making a whole meal in one pan. That’s why I have been making a staple of Israeli cuisine almost every weekend for the […]

Easy Friday Night Fix

Easy Friday Night Fix

I don’t know about you, but by the time it’s Friday, I’m pretty gosh darn tired. The last thing I want to do is slave over the stove for hours. I still want something healthy and delicious, and I want it now. Enter, my first […]

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 […]

Best New Product – Infantino’s Make Your Own Food Pouches

Best New Product – Infantino’s Make Your Own Food Pouches

I rarely get excited over a new baby product, probably because seven new doodads come out every minute and usually they are a giant waste of money, prey on parental fears and make more garbage than our earth needs. Today, I discovered the most incredible […]

Recipes: Patriotic Pie for the Fourth of July, and Brownies too!

Recipes: Patriotic Pie for the Fourth of July, and Brownies too!

I wrote a story about my Triple Berry Threat for the Urban Campfire. Check it out! The story will give you the background…You will also find the recipe for this pretty good looking dessert: I’m going to make this Triple Berry Pie for the Fourth, […]

Easy Summer Recipe: Linguine with Clams

Easy Summer Recipe: Linguine with Clams

One of Bella’s favorite meals is spaghetti with clams. When we go to Patsy’s, we order the entree and she ends up eating 95% of the dish. I rarely get to eat even one clam! So, I was at Fairway and saw these beautiful cherrystone […]

Passover Dessert Recipes

Passover Dessert Recipes

Wishing a “Happy Passover” to all celebrating. We had a wonderful weekend full of family, food and friends. On Friday, befire the first seder, we took the girls to see our new house for the very first time. Bella finally got to see the “dog house” as […]