L’Shana Tova

May the blast of the shofar signal the start of the new year, 5772 … May your days be sweet like apples and honey… And may your new year be healthy and happy ~ L’Shana Tova!

Cake Bites In-the-Box

A friend and colleague recently departed our workplace to move on to greener pastures at Jack-in-the-Box. No, she’s not a fry cook. She got an amazing job in corporate communications. So naturally, my department sent her off with (what else?) a Jack-in-the-Box themed party. My contribution was cake bites — essentially cake pops in a […]

A Jewish New Year with a Traditional Family Dessert

On the sundown of September 28, Jews from around the world will celebrate the new year of 5772. This holiday marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. As with nearly all Jewish holidays, food plays quite a role in the celebration and Rosh Hashanah is no exception. This holiday focuses on eating […]

How NOT to Entertain Dinner Guests

Okay, readers, here’s my tip of the day. When you are entertaining and having dinner guests, do not – I repeat – DO NOT serve as your main dish a recipe from the Jenny Craig cookbook. Many years ago, Bryan and I were a young (boring) married couple living in a condo with no child […]

The Seven Links Challenge

I like the idea of the Seven Links Challenge because it allowed me to go back and re-read my entire blog to find the seven posts. And I like that I can highlight older posts that many of you readers have not seen.  The Seven Links Challenge certainly had its moments, mainly because it was […]

The Summer of Heartbreak

This was inspired by the Red Writing Hood writing prompt over at Write on Edge this week. The topic: romantic heartbreak using a fictional character or non-fiction experience. ***** While I was never one that believed in “love at first sight, ” something drew me to this guy the first time I saw him stand […]

Crockpot Creations: Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna

I was so thrilled with the Crockpot Lasagna I made a few weeks ago that I decided to try a vegetarian version. I am quite pleased with how this creation came out. Delicious, easy and very gourmet-like. I highly recommend this version if you’re not a big meat fan, or just want to take a […]

Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?

This post was originally posted on September 11, 2010. Since it is the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks, I felt I should again publish my recollection of that day – and how it has affected me ten years later – in order to keep the memory of that day alive. ***** It seemed like […]

The First Day of School (2011)

Sophie has come a long way since her first day of preschool last September.  She’s nearly 4-years-old. She is quite a bit taller and her baby cheeks are smaller. She now has short hair and a “big girl” back-pack. The lunch box and shoes remain the same (can’t figure out if the shoes were too […]