Just a single word can sum up one of the most disturbing trends that continues to sweep our supermarkets: downsizing.
The Open Kitchen is so appealing you practically want to eat the pages as you turn them.
There will always be items that don’t freeze well – salads and some rice- or potato-based dishes – so you need to leave time to prepare or cook them closer to Yom Tov and ensure there is enough room in the refrigerator to store them.
It goes without saying that when it comes to your kids, safety is always your number one priority.
It's nice to step back and appreciate the mitzvah in a fresh and minimalist way.
Want to make sure you don’t forget your lunch as you head out to work? Stash your keys in the refrigerator, right next to your meal.
If I had to pick my favorite reason to shop at dollar stores, it would have to be the greeting cards.
In the interest of complete honesty, I will tell you that I have learned most of these lessons the hard way.
In recent months I have found there are certain things not worth buying and with the help of everyone’s best friend, Google, recipes for some of them are literally at the tip of your fingers.
Ahh, the mornings. A time of peace and serenity, for sipping a cup of coffee while catching up on the morning news. Or perhaps you use the time to bake fresh healthy cookies for the family’s midday snack. However, if your mornings are better described as rush hour compounded by nagging warnings, here are a few handy steps to create a stress free routine.
As I mentioned in my earlier articles about our family trip to Israel, our night flight went pretty smooth, thanks to my children’s willingness to sleep throughout the flight. I, on the other hand, didn’t sleep a wink and I wasn’t feeling too great by the time we landed. But we were finally in Israel, and just being in the beautifully renovated Ben Gurion airport and hearing all the Hebrew around us was exciting enough.
So, can you safely take expired medications and achieve the desired results?
If you have ever tried to organize the different sized roller blades in your garage, you will appreciate the wisdom of the roller skates we had when we were little.
Glob on the sunscreen, break out the darkest chocolate you can find and let the sun shine in!
If done properly, painting a room can be done in just a few hours with minimal cleanup. The key is, of course, preparation.
Everyone has a weakness. For some people it is the inability to walk past a sales rack without dropping a few hundred dollars. For others, it’s the inability to keep their house organized.
I feel that I am a good authority to write on this topic, because although I love having guests, it completely stresses me out. Something happens to me when we have guests over; I feel this urge to have the table perfect, the food innovative, delicious and abundant and my children buffed and shiny. When things don’t turn out well, it’s not exactly pretty.
As always, when it comes to electronics, you get what you pay for.
Allow me to introduce some of my new faves, tried-and-true items that may be helpful additions to your Pesach arsenal or kitchen stars that you may enjoy using all year round.
First, sit down with your helpers and a pen and paper and break the jobs down into small parts.
If you are spending the time in the kitchen, make it worth the effort. Make it taste good. Make it look nice.
We want the gadgets to do the hard work for us, preferably with minimal cleanup time.
Guess what! We are going to be making our own lunches, and it will be the best ever.
Though we spent thousands of dollars on our flights, we definitely had no intention of paying $1.05 for a luggage cart.