As a kid I used to have Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, and Lucky Charms cereal for Saturday morning breakfast. I would wake up early in the morning, pad down to the kitchen in my footed pajamas, and grab the bowl full of kiddie catnip that was set in the fridge beside the milk. I was then all set to watch weekend morning cartoons while my parents had a well-deserved sleep in. Things have changed a little. I no longer have time to watch cartoons and I certainly don't want to get up early. … [Read more...]
The perfect gift idea for St. Patrick's Day!
A farmer's market-themed gift for Purim!
Purim is always an especially fun Holiday. This year, we are very excited to make a community Purim party with the theme of ‘Farmers Market’, and living in Mill Valley, California makes this a theme that's adored by all. So, as is tradition, we customarily give packages of food to one another (containing at least two different ready-to-eat foods requiring two different blessings), as one of the Mitzvot (commandments) of Purim! Here I have decided to keep with the theme and give out … [Read more...]
When moving to Florida in the Fall of 2009, I donated all of my coats, and cast away nearly all of my long-sleeved cozies. I never imagined I would experience a chill again. For the first time, Winter of 2014 (because as it happens, Winter doesn’t truly occur until after the first of the year), I’ve pined for my years of wonderfully warm layers— I’ve acclimated, as they say. I’ve been playing with different steamy drinks and baked morsels to liven each cup! I wanted to share a favorite … [Read more...]
Chocolate and Valentine’s Day go hand-in-hand perfectly, so this year I’ve decided to make several homemade boxes of chocolates to give to my friends and family. Whether you fill them with one type of chocolate, or a wide assortment of homemade and/or store bought varieties, your DIY gift will make your loved ones feel extra special. For my boxes of chocolates, I decided to fill them with homemade chocolate-coffee truffles using one of my favorite recipes. Homemade fudge or … [Read more...]
A Valentine's Day Recipe
For a healthy and delicious Valentine’s Day treat, whip up a batch of this chocolate fudge sauce made with just three ingredients: dates, almond milk, and chocolate. It takes less than 20 minutes to prepare, and can be served over ice cream, oatmeal, or as a dipping sauce for chopped fruit. It can also be stored in jars and gifted to friends and family for, and because it’s dairy and sugar-free, it makes the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for folks who are on special … [Read more...]
Make your annual Super Bowl party truly epic this year by hosting your own Nacho Bar. It's easy to set up and prep ahead of time and guests can enjoy munching on their own nacho throughout the big game. Plus we've designed free printable snack baskets and table tents in your favorite team's colors, making the event truly memorable. How To Host A Nacho Bar: You Will Need: • A large table • A crock pot • Free printable snack baskets and table tents • Beer or other drinks … [Read more...]
The Super Bowl is right around the corner and I am planning to whip up a big batch of my favorite homemade chili to serve on game day. The best Super Bowl dishes are always a little messy and can be difficult to transport if you aren't hosting, so I like to come up with creative ways to make things single serving and easy to eat in front of the television. This chili-in-a-jar is perfect. Just make up a batch your favorite chili and spoon it into mason jars. I love this idea because you … [Read more...]
For this year’s Super Bowl party, I’ll be making a giant platter of Buffalo chicken wings to go with our buffet of chopped vegetables and chips. To accompany all of this delicious snack-sized dipping food, I’ve decided to whip up a big batch of spicy buffalo ranch dip, and I’ll be serving it in individual sized jars so each guest can have their own and double-dip to their hearts content. Spicy Buffalo Ranch Dip From franksredhot.com • 1 (16 oz.) carton of sour … [Read more...]
This is about the easiest gift of any you could possibly make. And it is simple for the recipient too; there is nothing on earth easier to make than split pea soup! Plus it comes with such a satisfying reward: it is so delicious and warming on a winter day. All you really need to make great split pea soup is split peas, salt and water. You can add all kinds of things if you have the energy and time - celery, onions, garlic, chives, tiny diced carrot bits, parsley, ham bacon; but it’s the peas … [Read more...]