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 What to Watch on Tisha B’av

UPDATED: Links are updated with this year's videos and new ones are added. Have a meaningful fast. -BCP You’re home with the kids, but you’re still thirsty for inspiration. Make the day meaningful with these inspiring videos, shiurim, and stories you can watch now.   For Children (and You) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUic7IE64Mg&feature=youtu.be Tisha B’Av Tales featuring Rabbi Yitzy Erps World-renowned storyteller Rabbi Yitzy Erps will bring...

Yes, This Is a Recipe for Water. The Most Delicious Fruit-Infused Water

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Stay hydrated in the summer and make it easier to drink more water by infusing it with fruits and herbs. Here’s how! By Sarah Chana Gruskin   With the hot summer months upon us, the struggle of staying hydrated becomes real. A good chunk of our time is spent in the great outdoors which tends to take a toll on our bodies...

The Best Dairy Cinnamon Buns with Cream Cheese Frosting

The Best Dairy Cinnamon Buns with Cream Cheese Frosting. My kids always beg me to make these dairy cinnamon buns.
My kids always beg me to make these dairy cinnamon buns.   A couple of years ago, while on vacation, I met a friend who was enjoying certified kosher, yet chalav stam, Cinnabons at a mall. When she said that I could not make something that good on my own in a chalav Yisrael version, I said I absolutely could...

4 Ways You Can Learn to Get Along with Anyone

Does someone you know get on your nerves? Learn to move past it and love everyone.   It’s easy to avoid some people. We don’t bump into them; we don’t live close by. For others though, it’s unavoidable. We have family, we have co-workers...for all those people that we see daily, or at all family occasions, we simply need to...

Even the Kids Can Make These Cheesy Garlic Knots!

Super easy, family friendly - and the kids can make them for you! Serve these cheesy garlic knots with soup and/or salad for a light, crowd-pleasing meal any time of year.   Print Cheesy Garlic Knots   Ingredients 1 store bought pizza dough (defrosted, if using frozen) Approximately...

One Essential Secret for Baking Great Pizza Without a Pizza Stone

Still don’t own a pizza stone? Though I might doubt your true love for pizza, I’ll still help you out and help you bake a great pie.   My mother once complained to the doctor that I don't eat anything but pizza. The doctor said, “Feed it to her, eventually she will get tired of eating it.” It's been quite...

You’ve Never Had Shakshuka Like This Before

Enjoy summer’s best zucchini, get in all those greens, and fill up on wholesomeness with these two summer-worthy versions of shakshuka.   By Rivki Rabinowitz Spinach Zucchini Shakshuka (aka Green Shakshuka) A new take on a classic, the green shakshuka is light and tasty—an easy summer recipe! Print Spinach Zucchini Shakshuka   ...

What’s a Bored Jar? Here’s Why You Need One for Your Kids

What’s a Bored Jar? Here’s Why You Need One for Your Kids. There isn’t a mom that doesn’t hear, “Ma, I’m bored…” at least multiple times a day. You can make the ‘Bored Jar’ a solution for your child or family.
There isn’t a mom that doesn’t hear, “Ma, I’m bored…” at least multiple times a day. You can make the ‘Bored Jar’ a solution for your child or family.   By Miriam Hammer   A few years ago I saw the idea for creating a “Bored Jar” all over Pinterest. Bored Jars for for kids who are, well, bored. I created one...

For the Nine Days, It’s Back to the Kid-Pleasing Basics

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Our no-fuss nine day menus aren’t about indulgent dairy dishes. We’re simply serving the basic, easy things our families love.   We don’t like calling this list a “Nine Days Menu.” It’s not a Yom Tov, it’s not a simcha. We don’t want to forget the meaning of the week by indulging in our favorite dairy foods or fussing over gourmet...

This is the Easiest Creamiest Ziti of Your Life–You Don’t Even Need a Pot!

When I first learned this no-pot trick for making ziti my first thought was, “Where was this dish my whole life?”   “Thank you so much for the meal the other day,” one sister-in-law, who had recently had a baby, told another. The three of us were out to lunch one afternoon. “Oh, it was nothing. I made the same thing for...