Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday, October 4th: Small Meals, Big Skillet

I am always asked if it is indeed worth it to cook for just oneself, or for two, and of course the answer is yes yes and yes: Who better to cook for? Here is a perfect example of not one but two beautiful complete dinners that take minutes to prepare from beginning to end, […]


Plan your Elopement: There will Always be a Chabad House!

Never mind the popular belief: Elopements are almost always carefully thought out. The only people who deny this simple fact are those who were vexed about not having been consulted, or those who were left behind. This summer has been particularly stressful, working like crazy to meet some deadlines, and it seemed the season passed […]

Cape Cod Cold Kugel Recipe

What’s going on, have I lost my head? Who needs a cold kugel recipe? Who would even give cold kugel the right time of day? Or was I just playing with alliteration (Cape Cold Cold Kugel: Does sound catchy!)? Seriously: All of us harried people racking their brains about how to make and serve interesting […]


Strange Fruit, Indeed: Horned Melon

Strange fruit is not just a beautiful song. Strange fruit is also what you might come across before Rosh Hashanah or Tu Bishvat on the produce stalls. This past Rosh Hashanah, as every year, my husband and I didn’t host the second dinner. Shul services ending mighty late, and a huge lunch ending at about […]


No Name Calling EVER, Stupid!

Mine is a family notorious for bringing every argument to its – hopefully favorable – outcome, no matter what it takes. Sometimes the argument is conducted in installments, court-style. Thank you, we are not considering reality TV. One guest, so dear that he’s considered as family, recently told us what a privilege it had been […]