Parenting's Ten Plagues

ast night we celebrated Passover. On the holiday that marks the freedom of my ancestors from Pyramid building I was being held hostage by 19 Month Old and his new negotiation technique, crib jumping. A while ago I had mentioned my kids’ chronic suffering from a condition called The Daycares. Yesterday it was 19 Month Old’s turn to show symptoms, so he stayed at home while the Passover meal was being prepared and thoughts of the ten plagues were plaguing....more

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How My Family Celebrates Passover

It's that time of the year again: when we boil eggs, cook for days, and gather with family and friends to celebrate a very important  holiday. And no, I don't mean Easter--I mean Passover. ...more
Passover is my favorite holiday. i love all the prep work and all the food (even though I can no ...more

Grain-Free "Spaghetti And Meatballs With Asparagus

Grain-Free “Spaghetti” And Meatballs With AsparagusLeave a reply...more
Looks yummy!  I will try it next time! Thanks!more

Even Better the Second Night: The Passover Ha-Haggadah

For more than a decade, I’ve been hosting Passover seders with a twist: We laugh. Not that oppression and bondage and brick-shaping are particularly funny. But after years of arid ceremonies and pasty matzoh balls and the same old same old, I struck out with my own Passover haggadah, which I called the Ha-Haggadah. Besides, I’ve had mostly Reformish Jews, non-Jews, and kids around my table, and we needed some kind of “hook” to keep folks engaged....more

Passover Flourless Chocolate Cake with Macaroon Pecan Crust and Raspberry Coulis

Are you tired of having the same boring Angel Food Cake with Berries and non-dairy creamer for your Passover dessert?  Now you can make this simple but outrageously delicious Flourless Chocolate Cake in no time at all and get rave reviews.

Modern Matzoh

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Passover Is Almost Here: Get Your Kids On Board!

Passover is right around the corner and I am just past the nail-biting phase. This is where I just worry about Passover. I think about all the cooking and cleaning and I feel overwhelmed not sure how I am going to do it all.After 13 years of hosting Passover in my home, I know that this is an annoying but necessary part of the process. The anxiety that I generate during this time actually propels me forward into the next stage where I finally organize, clean and cook....more

Real Salt Giveaway and Super Tender Passover Brisket

Is Your Salt Real?   Do you use REAL sea salt - pure, unrefined, untreated with chemicals and no additives? I grew up using coarse sea salt with specks of black and grey. We used to think it was kind of dirty but my mom said that's the color of natural sea salt.  My mom used to get this from the local market. This salt was freshly made -- sea water collected in shallow pools, exposed to the sun to evaporate all the water, raked and repeatedly sun-dried until the speckled, coarse, uneven salt crystals were ready to be harvested....more

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