Friday, March 29, 2013

Fried Matzoh - Buttery, Crispy, Salty, Easy

Fried Matzoh is not a complicated recipe AT ALL, but it is FULL of warm comfort-food flavor!  Traditionally made during Passover, you'll want to make this year-round (whether you celebrate Passover or not).

When you fry up this recipe from my DIY Heirloom Cookbook, the house smells like heaven, and this dish only requires 4 ingredients.  This is one of those recipes you can't get wrong.  Good for breakfast, lunch or dinner! 

Fried Matzoh Recipe (also known as "Matzoh Brei")

Abbie's Book Club Corner - What to Read This Weekend!

The Ladies Auxiliary by Tova Mirvis

Monday, March 25, 2013

Announcing... Abbie's Book Club Corner!!

City of Motherly Love'rs, I am proud and excited to announce a NEW ongoing series of posts on our site....

First, it is my honor to introduce the star of Abbie's Book Club Corner - my mom, Abbie!  As you can tell from some of my previous posts, I love to read, and I got that love of reading from my mom.  An amazing writer and voracious reader, my mom is the most well-read person I know.

She has an uncanny knack for discovering unique books that range from fiction to memoir, from funny to impactful, and back again.  After benefiting from years of my mom's unbelievable finds, I'm very happy to begin sharing them with you! 

So, if you're looking for a break from your norm, take a trip to Abbie's Book Club Corner!!

Our inaugural book club corner find is......

Part II - Sixteen Chapter Book Series Guaranteed to Get Your Elementary School Child Excited About Reading

In Part I of our series on how to get your elementary school child excited about reading, we talked about why and how Chapter Book series are great tools.  But what to read?  Here are SIXTEEN of our absolute favorite chapter book series, guaranteed to get those pages turning!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Part I: How to Get Your Child Excited to Read Using Chapter Books

My son has recently started to sit down with chapter books and read silently.  It warms this bookworm's heart.  Everyone's experiences with helping children to read are different, but I'd like to pass on a few ideas to jump start your child's interest in reading independently, using chapter books.

Why Chapter Books?

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Life of Pi(e) - A Supersized Chocolate Cream Pie, That Is!

Around Thanksgiving, I told you about the BEST....PIE...EVER...  I made it for Thanksgiving, and we went through all of the phases of grief as we stared at the empty pie plate.  So, when it was my Dad's birthday, we decided to GO BIG.  This decadent recipe can easily be tweaked to make the finished product 50% bigger.  All you need to do is streeeeetch your pie crust to cover a large pie plate, and increase the ingredients.  I know, when you add math to the equation, things get less delicious, but lucky for you, we've done the math for you! 

Supersized Chocolate Cream Pie

Friday, March 15, 2013

Great deal on Photobooks - Get those pictures ready!

You might remember my earlier series of posts about how to transform your backed-up digital photos in actual albums (if not - relive the magic all over again by clicking below!!)
If you need some incentive to get rolling, Living Social is offering a great deal on photobooks from My Publisher.  You can get a $20 Photo Book for $5, a $36 Photo Book for $9, and so on.  It's usually about $5 for shipping.  

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Blueberries & Cream English Breakfast Bread

Maybe you want to celebrate the upcoming royal baby, maybe you loves yourself some Prince Harry, or maybe you just want to bake an easy, delicious treat...  Either way, I have the recipe for you! Oh, and don't get scared by the cream part... I use low-fat sour cream, and it turns out delicious!

Blueberries & Cream English Breakfast Bread
(Adapted from a Nigella Lawson recipe from People magazine)