• Celebrations, Food

    July 4th Hostess Gift

    With Eitan in a spica cast, July 4th as I planned was never going to happen. I envisioned my first foray into parve buttercream and an easy day at my parents’ house.…

  • Celebrations, Food

    Shavuot 5781

    I never know what to do for Shavuot! Especially without a trip to synagogue, the only thing I could think of was cheesecake. I decided to challenge myself and think about the…

  • Uncategorized

    Eitan Turns Two

    I have been planning this one for a while. It’s what I thought about at night instead of politics or pandemics. Needless to say if you know our Eitani, it was a…

  • Celebrations

    Rich’s Double Chai Birthday

    I’ve been trying to go more “all out” on birthdays lately. Partially due to Covid and partially due to having a child, I think celebrations are so important. At first, Rich’s 36th…

  • DIY, Food

    Mishloach Manot 2021

    I decided to go all out on mishloach manot this year, since it was one thing I could do during Covid to celebrate Purim. My mom found a Baby Yoda hat for…

  • Food

    Baked Pasta with Cauliflower

    My baked pumpkin penne was really not living up to my expectations. Eitan always picked out the spinach and it never reheated well. The search was on! At the end of the…

  • Celebrations

    Eitan Turns One

    Eitan turned one this year! We had planned a big, space-themed party, but we ended up with an intimate Zoom affair with only grandparents, aunts/uncles, and cousin in attendance. I vacillated on…

  • Food, Travel

    Paella

    We first discovered Paella on a trip to Spain in 2013. You can see me here enjoying salmon paella, although it may have been the wine that I was so happy about.…

  • Food

    Mishloach Manot 2020

    This year’s theme: babies! It took a bit of creative thinking and Rich’s help to put these together. I knew I had to have the candy baby pacifiers and some sort of…

  • Food

    Baked Pumpkin Penne

    It’s so hard to find specialty kosher cheeses! I have to go into Brookline just to get parmesan. So when I saw this recipe for a baked pasta which only uses mozzarella,…

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