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Passover Desserts You Won’t Pass Up

Passover Desserts You Won’t Pass Up

Passover is rapidly approaching. This year, we will host 36 of our nearest and dearest for our seder. I love Passover: the beginning of spring, the food, the traditions and the desserts!!! Each year, I am asked for my favorite Passover dessert recipes from readers, […]

Cooking up a Storm

Cooking up a Storm

Snowpocalypse Juno threatened to completely shut down the entire eastern corridor of the US. Actually, she succeeded. NJ declared a state of emergency. New York City shut down all its services and enacted a curfew. Schools were cancelled. Airports shut down. Everyone ran out to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nit Picking: Don’t Be a Nit Wit

Nit Picking: Don’t Be a Nit Wit

Over the last 48 hours, I have learned the true meaning of nit picking. I’m not talking about someone who hones in on the minute details and criticizes to no end. I became a nit picker par excellence. My first grader had a rash. The […]

Shana Tova 5775

Shana Tova 5775

To all celebrating, I want to wish you all a fruitful, memorable and fun new year.    

Need to Know…Babysitters

Need to Know…Babysitters

I have had an incredible amount of babysitters over the last five and a half years. If you have been following along with me for a while, you know that I do a particular brand of parental math in which I chose babysitters over shrinks. […]

The Healthiest (and Most Delicious) Chocolate Cake in the World

The Healthiest (and Most Delicious) Chocolate Cake in the World

I’ll admit it – I don’t love chocolate. Call me crazy. You won’t be the first. My family? Obsessed. My girls can’t shove enough chocolate into their mouths on any given day. They literally salivate at the mention of the dark stuff…I indulge them most […]

Life Lesson: Hard Work

Life Lesson: Hard Work

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. – Booker T. Washington  This morning before camp, I gave Bella a piano lesson. I probably need to take this story back a few decades… You see, I started playing the […]

My baby is three

My baby is three

I can’t believe my little girl is three today. The years are starting to go in fast forward and I know that it will all go faster and faster as these girls get older. I’m trying to appreciate the moments and really enjoy them now […]