פורים שמח ~ Have a Sweet & Spicy Purim

Purim Sameach, my friends! Here are a few pictures to tell the story of our family's celebration this year. My kids are dressed up as a black cat, a tough guy biker (uhhh, except he called himself a [email protected]$$ not "tough guy" 😱), and, well, … [Read more...]

Shabbat Cinnamon Rolls (from Challah Dough)

Last week, I shared this picture on Instagram of my nine year-old helping me to make our favorite Shabbat treat: Cinnamon Rolls! I was asked if I would share the recipe, so thought I'd do so over here on the blog – in case any of you are … [Read more...]

Get My Chanukah Mall Scavenger Hunt – FREE

Looking for something to do with your kiddos today? After our fun three-day trip to the north of Israel (stay tuned: I'll be sharing all our activities and accommodation recommendations later in the week for those who are interested), I wanted to … [Read more...]

Happy Chanukah

Happy Chanukah... Or with two Ks... Or H.... Or however you spell it! May you have a holiday filled with light and love! If you're still looking for Chanukah gifts, today's posts are a good place to start! And here are my fav Chanukah … [Read more...]

15 Gift Ideas That Aren’t Toys

With Chanukah starting early this year (the 1st candle is December 2nd!), my kids are already looking forward to the candles, the latkes, the sufganiyot, and – let’s face it – the presents. We don’t do extravagant gifts, but my kids usually have … [Read more...]

Shana Tova u’Metukah!

Shana Tova. Like you, I am elbow deep in challot, brisket and honey cake (oh my!). But I wanted to take a moment before yomtov begins to wish you a Shana Tova. How are your Rosh Hashana preparations coming? Have you printed out your … [Read more...]

WANT TO WIN A $25 GIFT CARD????

Come join me for a fun little contest over on Facebook. Just share a picture in the comments of this post of your Rosh Hashana Menu Plan using my free Rosh Hashana Menu Planner -- and you will be entered to win one of two $25 gift cards to either … [Read more...]

Yom HaZikaron

I share this story each year, because of all the tens of thousands of lives that are remembered today, on Israel's Memorial Day, this is the story that I know best. *** My husband moved to Israel from New Jersey the day after his 18th birthday. … [Read more...]

*Important Reminder* Make Your Passover 2019 Notes Now (& Check for Clearance)

This is your friendly, annual reminder to make your notes for next year's Pesach TONIGHT! Yes, do it as you're packing up your Pesach items! Here's what I make sure to include in my notes every yaer: What recipes worked? {I made really easy … [Read more...]

Simple Almond Cookies (Kosher for Passover)

Hey, friends! Like everyone else, I'm rushing to get a eleventy billion things done before chag, but I just had to jump on to share with you a new recipe I learned this Pesach. My friend Eliana made these delicious almond cookies and brought them … [Read more...]