Pizza Hamantashen

pizza hamantashen

Thursday night is pizza night at our house. Last night as I was rolling out our crusts, I had a brainstorm! If you can make a half moon-shape stuffed pizza and call it calzone, why not a triangle shape and call it: Pizza Hamantashen. So that's … [Read more...]

Hamantashen Recipe with Sprinkles

sprinkle hamantashen

It may be a fast day, but here in Kansas City, it's also a snow day. And that means we're warming up our kitchen by baking a batch of hamantashen. Now, to be completely honest, I am not the hamantashen's greatest fan. Dry dough? Prune and … [Read more...]

Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

Since posting my January menu plan, a number of you have written to ask me about my breakfast smoothies. Over the next month, I will be sharing some "recipes" to my favorite smoothies, for those of you that would like to start your day this way as … [Read more...]

Bread Machine Challah

bread maker challah

I first shared this bread machine challah recipe over two years ago, when I was just starting the blog. So much has changed since December of 2010 - including the number of egg yolks in my challah recipe! You see, my original recipe called for … [Read more...]

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe

oragne creamsicle smoothie

Since posting my January menu plan, a number of you have written to ask me about my breakfast smoothies. Over the next month, I will try to share some "recipes" to my favorite smoothies, for those of you that would like to start your day this way … [Read more...]

January 2013 Menu Plan

January Menu Plan

I can't believe there are just two days left in 2012! Where did the year go? It's true what Erma Bombeck said - the days are long, but the years are short! Anyway, I just hammered out my family's menu plan for January 2013. At many of your … [Read more...]

Apple Fritters for Chanukah

Apple Fritters: Delicious & Dairy Free

I love eating sufganiyot for Chanukah. But I don't always love making them. Scratch that. I like making them, but the rise time is a major bummer. So last night, when I had a hankering for something fried, but didn't want to wait a few hours … [Read more...]

Crafty Friday: How to Make Penny Napkin Ring Holders

How to make a penny napkin ring holder

I am thrilled to welcome food stylist Esther Ottensoser for this incredible guest post today on how to make penny napkin ring holders. If you love Esther's idea as much as I do, please PIN IT. My philosophy is that every celebration should include … [Read more...]

Our December Menu Plan

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It's back - by popular demand: A whole month dedicated to the ins and outs of Menu Planning. Over the course of December, I will be sharing the many ways that menu planning can help you save money -- and time. And even a little bit of your … [Read more...]

Mulled Wine Cranberry Sauce for Thanksgiving

Mulled Wine Cranberry Sauce for Thanksgiving via KosheronaBudget.com

With Thanksgiving just a week away, I am delighted to welcome this recipe guest post from the inimitable BusyinBrooklyn.   I just love cranberries. I can't wait until the bags of crimson berries start piling up in stores. One of my favorite ways to … [Read more...]