What’s Kosher for Passover at Trader Joe’s {Updated for 2017}

Update 3/23/17 Are you signed up for the Kosher on a Budget Passover Newsletter? Subscribers get my FREE seder planning checklist. Because I know you love Trader Joe's... I spent about two hours walking the aisles of my Trader Joe's today. I … [Read more...]

43 Non-Food Items That Don’t Need Passover Certification {Updated}

Are you signed up for the Kosher on a Budget Passover Newsletter? Each evening, you’ll get an email from me with that day’s best Passover on a Budget tips, deals, recipes, freebies, and more. Plus, when you sign up, you will get a FREE copy of my … [Read more...]

2017 OU Guide to Passover Available to Download for Free

The 5777 / 2017 OU Guide to Passover is now available online to download. You need to provide them with your email address in order to get it, but it is otherwise free. (The paper version, however, is not free.) Once you sign up, you’ll be able … [Read more...]

How to Make a LEGO Dreidel

How fun is this??? Here's a version with Duplos, too. If you make one, will you please post a picture below? I'd love to see your creations! Need some new LEGOs to make this creation? Check out this deal on a big LEGO Creative Box. Photo … [Read more...]

8 Hanukkah Books for $8

Looking for more Hanukkah books for your family? Or to give as gifts? Kar-Ben Publishing is offering eight Hanukkah books for just $8. You will have to pay for shipping, which is about $4 - but still a fantastic deal for only $12. Please do … [Read more...]

Sukkot Menu Plan (2016)

In the seemingly never-ending cycle of Tishrei chagim, I'm back at it: The planning, shopping, cooking, cleaning cycle! Wondering what I'm making? Here's the run-down: Sunday night - 1st night of Sukkot (14 people, 3 vegetarians) Round … [Read more...]

Gmar Chatima Tova | גמר חתימה טובה

Gmar Chatima Tova to all of you, my dear readers! May you be sealed in the Book of Life. Wishing you a meaningful fast that brings you closer to the person you want and pray to become. ~ Mara … [Read more...]

Rosh Hashana Menu Plan 2016

You'd think that with Rosh Hashana not falling out until October this year that I would have been super organized and ready to go by at least the last week of September. But noooooo! I am dragging my feet as much as possible and dreading the … [Read more...]

10 Delicious Rosh Hashana Dessert Recipes

Wondering what to make for dessert this Rosh Hashana? Wonder no more! Here are 10 amazing desserts, perfect for Rosh Hashana. And bonus, they're great for Sukkot, too. These are desserts I have made and personally recommend, desserts I am planning … [Read more...]

Shavuot Menu Planning Ideas

Still not sure what you're cooking for Shavuot? Allow me to provide some Pin-spiration. Get things started with this delicious Baked Panko Mozzarella Balls with Creamy Tomato Soup from Peas and Crayons My kids love Wacky Mac, but … [Read more...]