Pumpkin “Pi” Day

My boarder has turned us all into a bit of a nerd. But, if you consider nerdy as the new cool (as we do), then that makes us fabulous. This "pi" is because we love her. Had I thought ahead (and it wasn't almost Purim!), I would have used white chocolate chips. Those go much … Continue reading Pumpkin “Pi” Day

Whole Wheat Hamentashen

Reposting this from last year because guess what? Hamentashen are back in style again. Whole wheat, margarine-free, easy to form and kid-approved. 'Nuf said. Oh, and try the chocolate filling too. HAMENTASHEN 1/2 cup sugar 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour, plus more for rolling 2 eggs 2/3 cup neutral oil (I use grape seed … Continue reading Whole Wheat Hamentashen

Baked apples

Anyone with a sweet tooth (read: women) knows it's hard to control. That's because sugar is addictive and the food scientists employed by companies stocking our shelves know it Whether you're reining in your sweet tooth or not, these apples are divine. Kids and adults alike end up licking the bowl. We make them for … Continue reading Baked apples

Super Bowl Snacks

I posted pizza bites this past week, but this blog is full of more ideas for Super Bowl grub. Search for yourself, or try these below. Loaded taco salad. Perfect popcorn. Is there anything easier or better? Soft pretzels. You won't be able to make enough of these. Buckeye Treats. What's better than a Rice … Continue reading Super Bowl Snacks

Last minute edible gifts

Celebrating this week or not, there's hardly anyone who won't be gift giving to family, colleagues or even the cleaning lady. If you haven't gotten something together yet, or if you need to beef up a present you already purchased, there's nothing like homemade goodies. And since you're already running late here, I've sorted through … Continue reading Last minute edible gifts

Thanksgivukkah Latkes

First thing's first. In case your head's been under a rock the past few months, I'll be the first to inform you that Thursday, Nov. 28 is both Thanksgiving and the first day of Chanukkah--aptly named by the blogosphere, "Thanksgivukkah." What's pretty cool about this holiday mashup is that it hasn't happened since 1888. And … Continue reading Thanksgivukkah Latkes

Chocolate frozen berries

See this chard? We watered it this morning. It's too darn hot. But if outside isn't hot enough, imagine sitting on a school bus today. I can count on my kids coming in drenched and crabby today. Good thing kids tend to be more resilient. And good thing this frozen treat took 2 minutes to … Continue reading Chocolate frozen berries