mashed potatoes with a flair

Mashed Potatoes with a Flair


Photography by Daniel Lailah This article by EstherO. originally appeared in Mishpacha Magazine Fried potatoes, mashed potatoes, cooked potatoes… It seems as if there are potatoes at every meal over Passover.  Here is a way to add some color to your mashed … Continue reading



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Homemade Razzles and a Review and Giveaway of Kids Cooking Made Easy


Gone are the days where teaching your kids to how to cook consists of pointers on how to boil macaroni and making rice crispy treats. Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek are changing the way our kids cook with their newest … Continue reading



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Tic-Tac-Toe Salad Plate


I recently wrote a ten page spread for Mishpacha Magazine Family First showcasing ideas for preparing your own simcha. Included were exciting recipes, garnishing and plating ideas from entree through dessert. The feedback (no pun intended!) was fabulous.  Over the next few weeks, I … Continue reading



Striped Jello Cups

Striped Jello Cups


 These eye-catching Striped Jello Cups can be created easily. We used this concept for the Jello Menorah on Hanukkah, however you can use this for a fun and easy treat throughout the year.  An old time favorite, this enjoyable low calorie, … Continue reading



hot chocolate on astick

Hot Chocolate on a Stick


Photography by Todd Trice Fun to make and fun to eat, this idea is perfect for that cold, frosty winter day. Design your chocolate on a stick, swirl in boiling hot milk, then watch how it transforms into a luscious, … Continue reading



english donuts

Crispy and Silky English Donuts


I was talking to my friend Rivky Manies, author of the cookbook “Recipes Unplugged”, a superb and handy recipe collection, that uses no machinery (other than an oven or stove top) and asked her about her favorite donut recipe; Rivky, was thrilled to share … Continue reading



biscotti with pearl candies

Biscotti with Candy Pearls


Lately, I have been getting a lot of requests for ideas of things to send to a Shalom Zachar and Kiddush. Biscotti seems to be a great thing to send to a Simcha; they are  delicious, easy to make and easy to … Continue reading



Granola whole wheat brownies

Granola Whole Wheat Brownies


Photography by Dan Engongoro Here’s another fantastic Back to School recipe. This recipe is proof that you don’t have to sacrifice anything when it comes to sticking some healthy ingredients into your children’s snack bags. Yields 24 large brownies Granola … Continue reading



Whole Wheat Muffins by Esther O

Whole Wheat Muffins


Photos by Dan Engongoro It’s been quite a while since my last post…. I spend my summers as a craft director in an overnight camp, and just returned back to “civilization” a few days ago. And now the rush begins… … Continue reading



grilled mini pepper kaboba

Grilled Mini Peppers on Skewers


My guests were arriving and I still had not decided on a hot vegetable to be served with the main. Obviously, I did not have much time on my hands. Upon openening  the fridge, I spotted a bag of mini peppers I had just … Continue reading