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Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies by Lisa Bailey

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Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies by Lisa Bailey

4 Comments 29 March 2013

There is nothing like a fresh delicious chocolate chip cookie. This is why I make the batter and freeze them raw.   I can pull them out and just bake before serving.

Kosher Ingredients: 2 cups cake meal

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

2 sticks margarine

¾ cup sugar

¾ cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 package (12 oz) chocolate chips


Combine dry ingredients, cake meal, baking soda and salt

Melt margarine in microwave, cream with sugars add eggs and vanilla

Add in dry mixture then chips

Shape into balls and flatten a little (these cookies will remain the same shape after baking )

May freeze at this point

Bake 350 (preheated oven) for 10-12 min do not over bake


Lisa Bailey

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A Seder Table That Could Split The Sea!

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A Seder Table That Could Split The Sea!

11 Comments 12 March 2012

Dear Hostesses, Enjoy this seder table designed by two talented sisters for Passover 2011:
I’m so impressed with Alexis and Sarah Mizrahi. You can not put a price upon the creativity and energy that went into this table. Give these girls a round of applause for a job well done, and after Passover please call Alexis and Sarah for all of your gourmet flavored popcorn orders!!!  Marlene
“Hi Marlene,
Our Crazy Corn business was closed for Pesach – so we had a lot of extra time on our hands and wanted to surprise our mother with a beautiful table. We made our own hagadahs out of croc embossed leather we found in the fabric store. We had my father reprint the hagadahs we’ve been using in my family for years and covered them in leather and trimmed them with ornate ribbon and tassles. To top it off we had our names printed on them.
We bought some turquoise fabric, and used it as a tablecloth. We had extra leather and used that as the runner and then added another touch of the turquoise with pleated tulle running down the center – it definitely added to the holiday spirit by giving off the aura of the splitting of the sea. We got 4 tall skinny vases and place them along the tulle. As the centerpiece we put a modern white tall cake plate that we used as the ke’ara (seder plate)
To really tie it all together we found this crazy sequined trimming which we made into napkin rings.
We also found these gorgeous gold croc embossed chargers that took the table over the top.
My mother and all of our guests were wowed and really felt as if they were sitting by a kings table!! We’re thinking about switching our professions! lol
We went around the house and found things that we could put the symbolic foods in to complete the look. We put the celery and salt water in martini glasses, the endives in champagne flutes, bitter herbs in vases and the haroset in dessert cups. The guests found it cute, to be dipping into martini glasses, and pulling endives out of champagne flutes!!
We want everyone to know that its really not hard or expensive to set a table like this. we bought everything from save-a-thon (including the vases $5 each and chargers!!) ok, so the Hagadahs took some time, but everything else was done with ease!!
If this is what we can do to an ordinary table, imagine what we can do with popcorn!?!
email us 4 tips and ideas and of course to order Crazy Corn!
Alexis & Sarah Mizrahi”


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How to Feel Skinny After the Seders by Sari Dana

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How to Feel Skinny After the Seders by Sari Dana

4 Comments 27 March 2011

It’s Thursday morning, and the Seders are behind us, the kids are in school, and all that food is in us! I must be honest, as much as I tried to eat as close to my ideals as possible, the over dose of all the extra food that my body is unaccustomed to, makes my body feel….well, simply… FAT!

One part of brain tells me, “don’t be such as party-pooper!” It’s so much fun to taste everything in sight and share in the fun with friends and family. The other side of my brain says, “get over it Sari, having control over what you eat is a direct line to how you look, and more importantly feel.” For example, I hosted the first seder to 16 family guests. I was so excited to prepare my family’s favorite dishes that I forgot to prepare something acceptable for myself! Being unprepared totally left me vulnerable.  As a Jewish mom, I know taking care of others sometimes precede taking care of myself. On the converse, when I ate a lunch at a friends house, it was so easy to stay focused. I was being served, and making choices was easy, knowing that eating lightly will honor my body greatly.

In retrospect, I believe it’s a sign of maturity to enjoy all the wonderful aspects about a family holiday dinner without over doing it and tipping the scale way over to what you are comfortable with.  Whew! I thought I lost the ability to “have fun”, and “let loose.” Instead, I’m simply being insightful and in tune to my needs.

Just know, that Jewish women from all over the globe are going through the same thing! We are in it together! We can share in each triumphs and help each other in time of need. Like now! We do our best…. but together we can do better!


20- 30 minutes of walking or jogging

16 lunges

16 pushups

20 -60 second planks-3x

One important tip that’s easy to follow: up your water intake! Aim for 8-10 glasses of water. You will immediately feel less bloated. Matzahs are very dry and can clogg us up, if you know what I mean

Here’s something to look forward to…..

After 8 days of Passover (Pesach) feasting, I will be introducing my 2nd annual “30 Day Sugar Challenge!” You are going to love this! Tell your friends and family. This challenge is for anyone and everyone who craves eating at a higher ideal.

Starting date: May 1, 2011

Ending date: June 1, 2011

Keep on the lookout for more information on how to join in and get started. But for now, enjoy your family, friends and honor your body. If not YOU…then who??

With Gratitude to All, Sari Dana



Passover Pizza Dough

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Passover Pizza Dough

13 Comments 19 March 2011


My friend Jamie is one of the best friends that a girl can have. She also is a gourmet cook and has tons of great tried and true kosher recipes at the tip of her tongue. She is also one of those girls that would never leave out an ingredient so I know all of her recipes are perfected. If I could just find about two hours to  write them all down, I would have enough great kosher dishes to keep this blog going for at least another six months!

Keep checking in to The Jewish Hostess to get more of Jamie’s favorites! Marlene

“We are all looking for easy Passover recipes, especially great Passover recipes for kids tastes.

This is really the best Passover recipe for  pizza dough . You can use with  any dairy pizza topping or with a meat topping such as lahamagine.

I form balls out of the dough, flatten them with a (Passover) tortilla press and shape with a (Passover) cookie cutter.” Enjoy! -Jamie

Ingredients for this Kosher Passover Pizza Dough Recipe

  • 2 cups of matzo meal
  • 1/2 cup cake meal
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup  of warm water
  • 2 tbsp oil


  1. -Mix dry Passover pizza ingredients by hand
  2. - add egg, add oil
  3. -then add water slowly to form a dough ball
  4. - form into balls and flatten by hand.
  5. -pizza tastes better if flattened by tortilla press or rolling pin as stated above.
  6. - top with your favorite kosher for Passover pizza toppings!
  7. or shape and freeze for instant use.


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10 Ways to Add A Splash Of Color to Your Passover 2012

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10 Ways to Add A Splash Of Color to Your Passover 2012

No Comments 22 January 2011

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Bring a vintage beauty to your baking with the Green and White Damask oven mitt by Jessie Steele. The feminine print is trimmed in green with a loop for hanging. Group with the coordinating apron to complete your look or for a memorable gift. Made from heavy-duty cotton twill. Machine wash. 7″W X 12″H.


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Jamie Young Sea Glass Hurricane with candle – $173.00

(free shipping!) In a shade of aqua that brings to mind the color of the Caribbean Ocean, this sea glass hurricane by Jamie Young makes a striking accent on a mantle or side table. Sea glass; Includes unscented candle; Not food safe.

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Passover Afikoman Bag, Pomegranate Silkscreen by Dorit, 9″x12.5″ – $23.99
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Seven Spices Wooden Passover Seder Plate by Yair Emanuel – $134.99

Yair Emanuel’s beautiful and unique Seder plates are handmade in a variety of techniques including hand painted wood, wood settings and glass. All plates are fully functional, usable and washable. The variety of patterns depicts Jerusalem city views, the Exodus from Egypt, the Seven Species, oriental designs, and additional Jewish motifs. This elegant seder plate is a wonderful way to bring more color to your Pesach table. The plate itself is made of a round piece of hand-painted wood depicting a scene with the Seven Species of the Land of Israel with paintings of pomegranates, wheat, grapes, and the other species circling around the plate with the Hebrew word “Pesach” (Passover) at its center. The plate comes with six small bowls to hold the different ingredients for the seder and they are decorated with the same Seven Species motif. Dimensions: 12.6″ X 2″ * Model: SP-3 * Shipping Weight: 1900gr * Manufactured by: Yair Emanuel
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Custom Mosaic Gifts!

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Custom Mosaic Gifts!

2 Comments 25 March 2010

My friend Hannah is one of the most talented girls I know! She makes bows for all of our daughters, bakes Challah every week and she has one really phenomenal talent that I just HAD to share with you all: She creates gorgeous mosaic gifts! It started as a hobby when we were kids: we all took art classes together. One summer we did mosaics instead of painting. I stuck with the painting and haven’t made a cent! She stuck with the Mosaics and has turned it into a career!

She makes everything from Shabbat trays, monogramed backgammon sets, picture frames, even a menorah!

Her pieces are so beautiful:


I really cant believe how good she is! The trays, the backgammon sets! Monogrammed! I die.

I am ordering a monogramed backgammon set for my living room stat. I already have an adorable picture frame with my baby’s name that Hannah gave me as a baby gift!

Her prices range from $30 for a small picture frame to Shabbat trays at $175, Monogramed trays start at $225.

Email her at mailto:mosaicsbyhannah@gmail.com to order.

Happy Passover! I bet Hannah makes one killer Matzah tray!!!

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The Calm Book- Daily Meditations for a Jewish Mom

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The Calm Book- Daily Meditations for a Jewish Mom

No Comments 20 March 2010

Excerpts from the soon to be published  The Calm Book , by Tzirelchana,mom and writer devoted to promoting world calmness.

We recently started a new year. Yes, according to the Mishna, Rosh Hodesh Nissan, the first day of the month of Nissan is the new year for festivals and kings and aren’t all we Jews royal, all of us Jewish women princesses. To me, the idea of starting the year during the spring  feels intuitively right.

Aside from Pesach cleaning, a great way to celebrate is to de-clutter. . De-cluttering is like dieting except you can eat as much as you like while your house loses the weight. And you find such interesting stuff. Calendars from 2006, and 5 and 4, math tests, going back at least a decade, and not to mentional ties of any size, jackets with shoulder pads to fit a linebacker, expired medicines…

Right now, I’m preaching but I’m not practicing. Decluttering just doesn’t seem so royal. Does Queen Elizabeth go round Balmoral or Windsor filling giant hefy bags? Still I  know its what I need to do and though the prospect makes me yawn—I’d rather be writing or painting, So here’s a start. A procrastinator’s prayer.

: Dear G-d, make we want to get the junk out of my house and out of my soul. And then help me to do it.Amen.

The Calm Book- Post #2

You heard it through the grapevine, that your niece or sister or first cousin became a Kallah or a mother…None of the baalei simcha the primary parties, who happened to be your very closest relatives actually  phoned to inform you..

Though  you are  happy, your primary emotion is hurt.  You sulk. You feel sorry for yourself. You may even speak badly of the people who didn’t tell you—what kind of a family is this anyway? And how did you end up in it?

You know that you have to give them the benefit of the doubt so you think up excuses, reasons why they didn’t call, the time difference, telephone troubles, too overwhelmed, but the hurt has settled in your heart. You can’t seem to pry it lose.

You unload to your journal or your therapist or your friend and you have a good cry.

Families. We have expectations. Of how things should be. Of how we should be treated..

Lets reframe. Consider, really consider that the ba’alei simcha aren’t out to get you. That they have good reasons for not phoning yet.

Before my own nieces’s shidduch was finalized. I heard about it through a third party. I figured that my brother didn’t care about me enough to call and  I  hurt, needlessly.The shidduch wasn’t final yet. He didn’t want to tell anyone until it was a done deal and he was quite right to keep quiet.

Now, I’m going to do teshuva,. Whenever something like this happens, I will just keep still and wait. More shall be revealed.

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