• Summertime Stenciled Challah Covers

    Well, it took a while, but it finally stopped snowing here in Colorado sometime around mid-May. Thank goodness for that! I am more than ready for a nice long summer filled with Shabbat dinners al fresco, pool time, and long…

  • Shabbat Hikes in a Jar

    If there’s one thing that I’m truly grateful for, it’s the Jewish blogging community. I learn so much from my peers and friends. Most recently, I’m starting to take Marion’s (My Jewish Mommy Life) advice on Shabbat hikes to heart.…

  • Easy Moon Phase Candleholders

    Well, it seems that my affinity with moon phases was just getting started after I made the moon phase seder plate. This time, I decorated candleholders I found at my local dollar store. In the doldrums between Hanukkah and New…

  • Spooky Shabbat Table

    I’ll skip all of the “Halloween is looking different this year” stuff and get straight to it. I love Halloween, even if it means a quiet night with the family. It’s always too cold for Trick or Treating this time…

  • Backyard BBQ Shabbat Dinner

    When you think of backyard barbecues, do you think about Shabbat? If you don’t, I highly recommend that you try it sometime! It’s the perfect way to enter the Shabbat state of mind. Keeping the menu simple is key to…

  • Pulled BBQ Jackfruit

    One of our new favorite meals is pulled bbq jackfruit. Are you all tired of Jackfruit recipes yet? I hope not, because I have one more planned for later. It’s so delicious that even my preschooler loves it. Plus, it’s…

  • Talking Tzedaka with a Preschooler

    With everything that’s going on in the world and my daughter becoming more perceptive, Ruckus and I have started to talk through some tougher topics with her. Four seems like such a young age to start talking to her about…

  • Let’s Have Breakfast for Shabbat Dinner

    Let’s do something a little crazy. Let’s have breakfast for Shabbat dinner. I mean, why not? Everything has been a bit topsy-turvy lately, so we might as well have fun with it. First, we’ll set the table. Then, we’ll break…

  • Easy Cinnamon Roll Challah

    Last summer, I braided some cinnamon rolls together like challah and my family loved it so much that I decided to do it again and write about it. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not exactly sure what…

  • DIY Painted “L’Chaim” Carafe

    It’s no secret that IKEA is full of great budget basics just waiting to be hacked or personalized. This year, I wanted to try to decorate my own Seder plate, but finding a large clear glass platter proved more difficult…