On balancing a balanced diet

It's my daughter's 9-year-old Hebrew birthday today, and while we don't usually celebrate Hebrew birthdays with a frosted cake, for my middle daughter--who rarely demands anything--we did. And like any good kids' birthday cake, it was full of sugar, butter cream frosting and pink sprinkles. Pink, as in food-coloring-red-40-pink. I don't feel one bit bad. … Continue reading On balancing a balanced diet

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The best chometz you ever tasted

Yes, there's a key in our challah this week. And no, I don't think it will be the source of our wealth. But I do think it will make my kids giggle and squeal when we cut it open. So in honor of the schlissel challah for this Shabbos after Pesach, I'm reposting our foolproof … Continue reading The best chometz you ever tasted

7 weeks to a healthier home

Never mind the 10 (!) Yom Tov meals you just finished and the Cinnabon you stuffed in your mouth the minute Pesach ended. Today our kitchens are back to normal and our stomachs will be too. And if there ever was a time for a fresh start in how we feed ourselves and our families, … Continue reading 7 weeks to a healthier home