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


Seder Pillowcase Coupon

Though the Seder is only a week away, it’s not too late to order these magnificient pillowcases that are sure to enhance your Seder. Take advantage of the $5.00 discount off each pillowcase, plus free shipping. Time is running out….. Be sure to order … Continue reading


Seating Cards

Seating cards need not be reserved for formal occasions. Let your family and guests feel special knowing that there’s a space at the table reserved just for them. These elegant place card holders are economical and easy to create. Use them … Continue reading


7 Layer Matzah Cake (Gebrokts)

This Pesach treat has been a family tradition for at least three generations. Coming from a German/Ashkenaz background, this has always been our favorite Gebrokts dessert. (Actually, my sisters who married “non-brokters” always ask that we save them a piece for after Passover!) … Continue reading

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Passover Two Tone Speckled Meringues

Photography by Dan Engongora Here is another one of the recipes I created last year, for Mishpacha -Family First Magazine. These meringues are mouthwatering. Their attractive design will add an additional flair to these ever popular Passover treats. Ingredients 3 egg … Continue reading

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Passover Raspberry Pecan Bars

Photography by Dan Engongoro One of my favorite chometz cookie bar recipes is Chocolate Raspberry Bars.Last year, I converted this recipe into a Passover recipe for Mishpacha Magazine-Family First. It was a big hit!! If your one of those who like … Continue reading

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“I Can’t Believe It’s Not-Chometz” Chocolate Cake

Photography by Dan Engongora After the photo shoot for Mishpacha Magazine (where this article orginally appeared)  I had this cake, and a Chometz cake on my kitchen counter, and…. The chometz cake didn’t stand a chance! This cake is seriously delicious! … Continue reading


Passover Seder Pillowcase

Put some “Seder” to your Seder! It’s that uniquely special night of the year, the Seder table adorned with a pristine white table cloth, the freshly polished silver glistening, everyone standing around in their new Yom Tov  finery – and then, there’s … Continue reading

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Best Dressed Wine Bottles

Photography by Dan Engongora The bottle of wine is the classic Mishloach Manot  item on everyone’s list. For the Rabbi, teacher, in-laws, etc, a bottle of wine is always on our list for someone. Here’s an idea to present it … Continue reading


Endive Flower with Cucumber Salad

Photography by Dan Engongoro Israeli salad and cucumber salad are classic staples in any home.To create a special look try this simple, easy to create endive flower You will need: endives Israeli, or cucumber salad turnip Directions for Rose: Peel … Continue reading