Time to get ready for the 2012 High Holidays!

Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) is just 17 days away and I am realizing it is time to start our preparations. As I have mentioned before in my posts on getting ready for Pesach (Passover), I have a checklist to help me get ready for each holiday. It really helps me not forget anything that... Continue Reading →

Don’t buy it, make it homemade – Part 3

Several months ago I wrote about how we have tried over the years to make a few things from scratch versus buying premade (see my posts "Making your own challah" and “(More) Make your own”). Keeping kosher already encourages us to do this since sometimes there is not a store-bought version available or it is... Continue Reading →

May is the time to buy…

Certain times of the year are the best times to buy various things based on sales and availability. Here is your tip sheet for this month: ∞ Athletic apparel and shoes: Stores want to get rid of their last-season inventories before the end of the summer, so look for discounts on these products. For tips... Continue Reading →

Shabbos Shortcuts

(updated 4/9/17) There are many times we are down to the wire in preparing for Shabbos (or Yom Tov). Here are a few tricks and tips that have served us well. No time to cook a chicken dish? Grill! My husband loves grilled chicken and if you are using an electric grill it cooks much faster... Continue Reading →

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