Sukkah Hopping

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We have a tradition for this holiday of Sukkot called “sukkah hopping”. If I did this as a child, it was probably in a more formal way, with an official invitation to visit someone else’s sukkah. Basically, children visit other sukkot, have something to eat, and move on to the next sukkah. If the children […]

A Bit About Bagels

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My kids like bagels. So we spend time going to bagel shops. If any of you grew up within 600 miles of New York City, you may know that New York is well known for its bagels. And bagels are often associated with folks of those parts as a “Jewish” food. Well, it may or […]

Kid-Friendly Noodle Kugel

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I used to make noodle kugel with a stick of margarine. A WHOLE STICK. After I learned about the evils of margarine, for a long time I did not make noodle kugel. At some point recently, after craving a good noodle kugel, I put together this easy recipe. At the end I include options that […]

Healthy Sides

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A while back, Lion of Zion posted this about how one might lessen stress on a Friday afternoon. My response to his suggestion of eliminating some of the side dishes was “But those are the healthy dishes!” Here’s a post of quick, healthy side dishes and not-quite-as-quick-but-worth-the-effort side dishes. And some kid-friendly ideas, too. If […]

Clean House Healthy Kids

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Another day of cleaning for Passover coming up. One little nifty trick I want to share, and it seems that I am not alone in doing this, is we don’t allow chametz (crackers, bread, pretzels) upstairs all year round. I sometimes sit in the living room and watch kids try to travel upstairs with snack […]

Broccoli for Dessert

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Sometimes my husband likes to tease my kids when they ask: “What’s for dessert?” and he replies, broccoli. Now, my kids just groan, or say, no, really, but other people’s kids sometimes fall for it. They have these pained looks on their faces, like are we really getting broccoli? For dessert? Which brings me to […]