Cheap eats

Recently I’ve been thinking about what I would feed my family if I were tremendously limited economically. According to the “food stamp challenge,” food subsidies average about $5 a day, or $35 per week. You may have seen a story that made the rounds not too long ago on social media about how Gwyneth Paltrow failed the … Continue reading Cheap eats

The Art of the Party

Lately I’ve been thinking a bit about entertaining among people of my generation and younger. My question was- is entertaining becoming an art of the past? In my experience, organizing social events at home has become much less popular in recent years (exception perhaps for my upstairs neighbor in Chicago who regularly hosted lively gatherings that ended with breakfast…) Here … Continue reading The Art of the Party

A Box of this and a Can of that – A Great American Tradition

My aunt recently gave me a cookbook that was prepared as a fundraiser for an organization that she has been giving her time and energy to for many years. It’s called A Better World, and it’s a wonderful after-school program that gives low-income children a safe and enriching environment in the after-school hours. (Read more … Continue reading A Box of this and a Can of that – A Great American Tradition

A Sweet New Year

The last couple days have been the kick-off to the Jewish high holidays, and we have been cooking up a storm. Kugel, honey cake, apples, and other sweet dishes, are all traditional as the Jewish year comes to an end, and we wish for a sweet new year to come. At the end of this … Continue reading A Sweet New Year