Spicing up the matzah

Six days into this holiday, and the matzah is getting old. How many times can you eat it with cream cheese? Try these recipes to get you through the home stretch. Moadim l'simcha! SALSA VERDE 4 large or 6 small tomatillos (looks like a green tomato in a husk) 3 scallions 1 clove of garlic … Continue reading Spicing up the matzah

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Pesach, Granoladox style

We start out Pesach with grand plans. We're feeling like royalty--dressed in our finest clothes, the table is set for a king and we even lean to drink our wine. And then, only a few hours into the holiday, the matzah, matzah balls, brisket, potatoes and  chocolate-eggy-sugary-potato-starch concoction settles in, and we feel like beached … Continue reading Pesach, Granoladox style

After school snack ideas

No matter how much food I pack in my kids' lunches, every day they come home from the bus famished. I'm lucky if I get a hug before I get a load of whining. Many days I'm too busy finishing up work to prepare an after school snack. But every time I do get something … Continue reading After school snack ideas

Family-friendly cleaning

For Pesach most of us mange to convince even the most reluctant cleaners to lend a hand. And those of us with little ones end up with a few "helpers" as well. That can mean lots of little hands and mouths exposed to some scary chemicals. But the truth is that most household cleaners can … Continue reading Family-friendly cleaning

Homemade cereal

This is not another granola recipe. Well it's sorta not. In truth, I set out to make granola. I got out my huge challah dough bowl and filled it with all the oats I have left. I had big plans to make my last batch of granola before Pesach. And then I decided to add … Continue reading Homemade cereal