Category Archives: Recipes & Tutorials

Easy Chicken Mushroom Crockpot Ragout


This dish was a leftover concoction that turned into one of the tastiest dinners ever. So I had to share! It’s somewhere between a stew and a soup. The broth is so incredibly rich and flavorful. I called it a chicken mushroom crockpot ragout for lack of a better name!  Bonus – it is gluten free….

Thanksgivvukkah Crafts and Songs


I’m still trying to wrap my head around Thanksgiving and Hanukkah happening the same time this week. I’m wrapping presents while brining a turkey…. There’s no way I can accomplish all the crafts and baking that I’d love to do. I don’t want to say I’m killing two birds with one stone with this Turkey…

Ninja Ultima Blender


Thanks to Ninja for sending us a test unit to facilitate this product review. All views on smoothies are my own.  When I was contacted me to review the Ninja Ultima Plus blender, I was intrigued.  We have burned through two Magic Bullets in the last year and a half, due to our house full…

Rosemary Latke Totkes with Goat Cheese and Cranberry Relish


I’ll come clean and confess. I’m not a huge fan of Hanukkah’s starring food item, the Latke. The poor lowly latke. From such humble origins of shredded potato….  It’s a Hanukkah staple and the holiday would not be complete without this fried potato pancake. Recipes abound for them. Sweet potato latkes, regular potato latkes, baked-not-fried…

Corn Kugel for Thanksgivukkah


The possibilities for a tasty Thanksgivukkah are endless. Jews know how to work a sweet potato, and casseroles are our happy place. Toss in Jewish holiday that embraces frying and dairy with a secular one featuring turkey and savory pies and what could go wrong? I knew from the start that I would be featuring…

Squirrel Nut Maccabees – A Thanksgivukkah Menorah


The simplest menorahs in my collection are the ones made from tea lights. They are some of my favorites, as well. I have simple clear glass tea light holders from Ikea, and each year I pick up colorful candles to fill them. These travel well to a friends house, and perk up a mantel. Imagine…

DIY Turkeytastic Thanksgivukkah Menorah


How convenient are these turkey tea light holders for creating a Thanksgivukkah menorah?  Not only do they cast lovely shadows, but they also are likely to be used again in the future. I picked these up at Michael’s. I love this simple DIY menorah almost as much as the Squirrel Menorah I also made for Thanksgivukkah…

Dessert Challah with Vanilla Brown Butter, Date Honey & Cocoa


Sometimes you read a post, and then you get an idea for something and then you have to DO it. Like right now. This challah is one of those things. Even though I myself cannot eat it. The smell alone… It was the night before Yom Kippur and I wanted something sweet to break the…

Back to School Snack Bombs with Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers

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Thanks to Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Smiles  for sponsoring this Post.   Over the summer I came up with a fun snack using Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers. My kids loved these Fourth of July “Firecrackers” so much we decided to make some “Snack Bombs” for back to school. The concept is really the same as what…

How to Cute-ify Lunch With Del Monte


    Thanks to Del Monte for sponsoring this post. Click here to see more of the discussion. Is your lunchbox in need of a wake up call? Want to make sure your kiddo makes friends at lunch? Here’s a cool craft that is sure to add character to your children’s lunch or snack hour. Click through to Casa…