The Passover countdown has begun! Aside from clearing their homes of bread and starting to plan their meals, Jewish mamas the world over are trying to figure out how they'll keep their tots occupied throughout the long, festive meal. The Seder can run from 30 minutes to well over two hours – and that doesn't even include eating the main meal! With a little careful planning, there are plenty of fun toys, books, and puzzles that will keep lil ones behaving at the table – but hurry, some need to be ordered today!
L'Shanah Tovah (Happy New Year)! Last night was the beginning of the Rosh Hashanah. During this time of reflection and rejoicing, much of the celebration happens at the dinner table. The evening meal often includes the bounty of the autumn harvest, such as pomegranates, persimmons, and avocados. Honey is also significant during Rosh Hashanah, as it symbolizes the hope for sweet and joyful days in the year ahead. To ring in the Jewish new year, which is observed through Wednesday night, I made honey-glazed Cornish hens. Since Cornish hens are smaller, they can be roasted whole in less time than it takes to make a roasted chicken. To get this holiday recipe, read more