The Most Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies

You may not know this about me, but I am very picky when it comes to chocolate chip cookies. To me, the perfect cookie is soft, chewy, puffy with texture, sweet, but a little savory too. I detest a flat and crunchy chocolate chip cookie. You may enjoy those types – and that’s perfectly fine […]

Need Fresh Dinner Ideas? No Problem!

I don’t know what my problem was, but for several months I was really uninspired to cook like I used to do. Don’t get me wrong, I still made our meals nearly every night. But my dinners were more like a constant stream of old stand-by concoctions rather than new and exciting treasures. For some […]

“Accidental” Crockpot Beef Stroganoff

So here I was a few weekends ago with my plans to get caught up on blog reading, read my three new cookbooks, and just chill out. In fact, I vowed not to even get dressed. And for dinner, I was planning to make beef stroganoff in the crockpot. I had already defrosted the beef […]

Thankful …

Throughout the month of November, I’ve been reading Facebook status updates from friends stating what they are thankful for each day. While I didn’t post daily status updates, I did spend some type over the last few days writing down the things in my life I am grateful for. So in the spirit of Thanksgiving, […]

Who Needs Turkey with These Thanksgiving Sides?

We’re approaching one of my favorite holidays — Thanksgiving! Really, what’s better than a holiday devoted to food and eating? No gifts, no guilt, just delicious food and family. Each year I always make the same traditional side dishes, many of which I’ll still be making again this year. But I wanted to try out […]

Mexican Chicken Soup à la Crockpot

What do you do when your oven and stove break unexpectedly? Aside from not being able to cook much of anything, you end up being creative about meals. This is what happened to us immediately after I pulled my Grandmother’s apple cake recipe out of the oven for Rosh Hashanah dinner. The oven would not […]

Deceptively Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have any of you used Jessica Seinfeld’s Deceptively Delicious cookbook? I bought it a few years ago because I really liked the idea of finding ways to add fruits and vegetables to recipes. One of my favorite recipes in the book are her chocolate chip cookies. But this is no ordinary chocolate chip cookie. It’s healthy. […]

Crockpot Chili Creation

Last week I had no idea what to make for dinner. I pulled out my crockpot and a frozen package of beef stew meat chunks. I starred at both for a few minutes and then it hit me — chili in the crockpot. I typically make chili with ground beef on the stove. So I […]

Hamantashen: A Purim Treat

Purim, one of the most loved Jewish holidays for kids, is coming up March 23. Purim tells the story of the courageous Queen Esther who saves the Jewish people from the evil King Haman. Jewish communities hold Purim carnivals where kids and adults dress-up, usually in crowns, costumes and jewelry. Groggers (noise makers), masks and hamantashen […]