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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...

10 Must-Know Tips for Parents Over Summer Vacation

Kids home for too many days on end? Make those summer vacation days enjoyable for both of you and maintain a great attitude.   Based on advice from Pessy Deblinger   Sometimes, a parent’s feeling towards summer can be the opposite of their child’s. If your child thinks, “I never want it to end!,” a parent could think, “When will it end?...The...

Make the Easiest Tastiest Falafel Plate for Dinner

You don’t even need to cook a thing! Make a big Israeli-style falafel plate with all the fixings for dinner and serve with hot, fresh pita.   There’s a Pita Hut in North Miami Beach that has a falafel plate like this on the menu. It’s one big dish with techina, chummus, Turkish salad, eggplant salad, tabouleh, and falafel balls. Put...

New Baby? Make Sure Your Baby is Safe with This Nanny Checklist.

If you’re considering hiring a baby nurse/nanny to help care for your newborn, be vigilant and make sure you and your agency have taken care of these essential responsibilities. I called the owner of a reputable nanny agency to learn: What should we expect from a referring agency? And what is our responsibility to do? Here’s what she shared:   The...

6 Ways to Get Rid of Bugs This Summer

From minimizing them outdoors, to ridding them from indoors, there’s lots you can do to keep those bugs from invading your space in the summer. By Esti Friedman After a lengthy conversation with all my neighbors about dealing with bugs during the summer months, I knew a post was in order. I grew up in a super clean home, and even...

This Shawarma Sheet Pan Chicken is Going on Your Dinner Rotation

This shawarma sheet pan chicken dinner is a simple, tasty family favorite.   In the past I’ve stated that I’m not a huge fan of sheet pan dinners. My main complaint is that it doesn't work well for a large family. If you need to make 5-6 sheet pans to feed your family and it takes 20-30 minutes for each...