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Shlissel Challah


As we all get back into our normal post Pesach routine (whatever that is!) there is an age old custom to make “Shlissel” (Key) Challah as a Segulah (omen) for livelihood.  This year, I added caramel coloring to part of … Continue reading



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Wrap It Up


Photography by Dan Engongora “Check” out this fun way to present wraps for any occasion. Directions:  Assemble deli,tuna grilled veg… wraps according to your favorite recipe, using spinach and tomato tortillas.  Cut each wrap into fourths with a sharp knife.  Arrange … Continue reading



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Checkerboard Lunch


Supplies White bread Pumpernickel  bread (whole wheat can also be used) Choice of sandwich filling 2” cookie cutter – optional Black olives Grape tomatoes Toothpicks Directions Using your cookie cutter or knife, cut out squares from both breads. Make into … Continue reading



mishpacha esther april 2012 food

Red Light Green Light 1-2-3


It’s not only adults who like an original presentation – kids love it too! Here are some ideas that are “out of the (lunch)” box” that are sure to make the “same old same old” so fresh and appealing. Supplies … Continue reading