Like almost every other holiday, Passover always sneaks up on me. I blinked and here it is. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t stressed, but I’m not sure stress is really the right word. Maybe overwhelmed? It always seemed so easy when I lived at home. I didn’t have to do any … More What’s for Seder?
One of the downsides of living so far away from family, besides all of the obvious things, is traveling during the holidays. My husband and I typically bite the bullet and just suck it up, but this year has been insane. We have both been traveling a ton and it just doesn’t make sense this … More Friendsgiving
For those of you who are not familiar with Rosh Hashanah, it is the Jewish New Year and time for reflection and family. As much as I like the sense of renewal and starting over, I am a huge fan of good food. On my list of favorite holidays based on food, Rosh Hashanah is … More Rosh Hashanah Eats & Treats
Memorial Day: an excuse to grill out and get off work. Neither of those things happened, but nevertheless, I had a wonderful Memorial Day. The weather all week said that it would be cold and rainy, so I planned the menu accordingly. Even without the traditional hamburgers and hot dogs, our food was by far … More Memorial Day Eats
I know you are sitting there wondering to yourself what I made for dinner these past couple of Friday’s but I will assure you that it was so uneventful that I figured I wouldn’t bore you with my uninspired-ness. After starting my new job, these past couple of weeks have been such a blur that … More The Return of Friday Night Dinner
When you cook as much as I do, or you just appreciate putting together a nice meal every now and then, having access to a fresh herb garden is amazing. Not only is it economically beneficial but it is also convenient. I love being able to step out onto my balcony and grab a couple … More Benefits of an Herb Garden
If your childhood was anything like mine, you will remember the stress virtually radiating off your mom in the weeks leading up to Passover. I didn’t quite understand the stress until I had a house of my own. Now I feel bad for not helping out more when I was growing up, but hindsight is … More Tips and Tricks to Get Through Passover
What do you do when your husband tells you at 3:30 that he invited someone over for dinner that night? First you blame it on his jet lag, but then realize that you have to work a miracle to make it happen. Or so I thought. Last minute dinner parties are very much possible and … More Last Minute Dinner Guest Woes