5 Ideas to Cook Up Over Sukkot

So what if you're tired of cooking? There are 10 meals ahead of you in the next week, and it's time to man up! (At least that's what I'm telling myself as I dawdle at my computer, avoiding my kitchen on a Saturday night.) Lucky for all of us, I'm not getting up until I've … Continue reading 5 Ideas to Cook Up Over Sukkot

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9 days of eating hearty & well

During the nine days of mourning, there's hardly a home around here that's not in a tizzy over what to cook for dinner all week. Whether you cook meat every night or not, the idea of having to eat only dairy or parve every day intimidates people. But as someone who hardly ever eats meat, … Continue reading 9 days of eating hearty & well

Beer Chicken & Other Granola Grills

Whether grilling for Lag BaOmer this weekend, Memorial Day or all summer, this beer chicken is what you'll want to serve. And then pair it with every sort of vegetable in your fridge. There's hardly anything that doesn't taste fabulous with a little oil, salt and pepper on the grill, even plantains. There's no recipe … Continue reading Beer Chicken & Other Granola Grills

Rethinking vegetables

My kids eat brussel sprouts and pretty much any other vegetable. Part of this fact, I realize is just plain good fortune. Plenty of moms try every trick in the book, and their kids won't touch a lot of vegetables. Besides luck, I have a few tricks of my own, and I do think that … Continue reading Rethinking vegetables

One-minute cake

Maybe you don't have a lot of time. Maybe you're on a diet and only want a small treat. Or maybe you want to limit the amount of cake crumbs available for little people to scatter around the house. For us, the best reason for making this chocolate cake is the one-minute wait. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3xf0xD_bJw Just … Continue reading One-minute cake

Cheaper, easier & healthier Sukkos

Folks, throw away your excessive Yom Tov menus--I got your back. Here's the plan, plain and simple: 1. Go to the produce store/the farmers' market/the shuk. Buy every single thing that looks the slightest bit interesting to you, and then some. If it grows from the ground, buy it. But if you live in a … Continue reading Cheaper, easier & healthier Sukkos

9 days of eating hearty & well

With the beginning of the nine days of mourning, there's hardly a home around here that's not in a tizzy over what to cook for dinner all week. Whether you cook meat every night or not, the idea of having to eat only dairy or parve every day intimidates people. But as someone who hardly … Continue reading 9 days of eating hearty & well