The Unorganized (Disorganized?) Guide to Holiday Preparation

Whether your holiday meals are grand affairs for no less than 30 people with five courses, or the six of you and whatever you can slop together, the holidays tend to be a time of anxiety for the non-planner. I'm here to help with that and get some healthy, delicious, easy and show-stopping food on your … Continue reading The Unorganized (Disorganized?) Guide to Holiday Preparation

Nine Days Menu!!!

The Nine Days Menu I love summer, with their awesome carefree days, spent at the pool, beach, vacationing, camp, and the effortlessness of grilling, BBQ's, and pot-lucks.  However, smack in the middle, come what are colloquially referred to as "The Nine Days." The Nine Days of Av take place during the first nine days of the Jewish month of Av, which … Continue reading Nine Days Menu!!!

Marinate on This!

How and Why I Marinate my Vegetables Most people have heard of marinating proteins, such as fish, meat and chicken. We usually marinate to tenderize foods, and add flavor. I’m not so concerned with tendering vegetables, but flavor enhancement? Now that is something I can get on board with. Flavor enhancement works in two ways. … Continue reading Marinate on This!

Purim Leftover Cookies (ie Candy Crush Cookies)

How to Use Up Leftovers: Purim Candy Cookies If your house is anything like mine, you are still wading  through what feels like a never-ending pile of leftover Purim candy and nosh.  This recipe will put some of that candy to good use. It's even simple enough to enlist the kid's help! It infinitely customizable, … Continue reading Purim Leftover Cookies (ie Candy Crush Cookies)

No Such Thing as Too Many Spices (or Shoes)

With Purim over, we turn our attention to Passover.  I have been meaning to tackle the black hole known as my spice rack for ages. I easily have over fifty, and I'm pretty sure that's excessive, even for me. The Before Photos: Let the Reaping Begin: My goal here is to pare down to the … Continue reading No Such Thing as Too Many Spices (or Shoes)