Pebble Time Steel Smartwatch Drop

Pebble Time Steel Smartwatch Drop

The Pebble Watch is highly regarded by those who have had it. Unfortunately in December, they were bought out and closed up their operations. So it is not surprising that there is a big sale on their watches.

  • Notifications at a glance: calendar events, text and emails, incoming calls, and more.
  • Includes Pebble Health, a built-in activity and sleep tracker with daily reports and Weekly insights.
  • Always on, Color e-paper display with LED backlight; water resistant to 30 meters; battery life up to 10 days
  • Built-in microphone for voice notes and quick replies
  • Choose from thousands of Custom watch faces in the Pebble app store, with more added every day
  • Works with iPhone 4S and above running iOS 8+

If you are not sure about a smart watch, this might be a good one to try out until you figure out what you want.


Alex Toys My First Sewing Kit

Alex Toys My First Sewing Kit

Great deal on this sewing kit. Could be a good Afikoman gift or just something for your gift closet.

  • Foster creativity and skills that can grow to an exciting hobby or an extraordinary career
  • This kit is a perfect travel or rainy day activity
  • Winner of Dr Toy’s Best Classic Toys Award and Parents’ Choice Approved Award
  • 28 felt shapes, embroidery floss, stuffing, fabric, ric rac, scissors, measuring tape, pins, needles, thimble, pin cushion, 6 buttons, pom pom strip
  • Recommended for children 7 to 12 years of age

Passover Recipe Round-up

Passover Recipe Round-up

Here are a few of the ideas I have collected for this year:


GF Banana Pancakes (Cleveland Clinic)
Best Pesach Breakfasts (Family Friends Food)

Sides & Appetizers

Matzah Eggrolls (Afooda)
Crustless Tomato Quiche (Kosher Eye)
15 Salad Recipes (Joy of Kosher)
Zucchini Parmesan Pancakes (Martha Stewart)
Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes (Joy of Kosher)
Vegetable & Carmelized Leeks (What Jew Wanna Eat)
Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks (Jo Cooks)
Edible 10 Plagues (Joy of Kosher)
Spinach Potato Nest Bites (May I have that recipe)


Quinoa Meatballs (Kosher in the Kitch)


Cheese Cake Brownies (Kosher in the Kitch)
Pesach Cakes & Treats (Family Friends  Food)
Passover Dessert Recipes (Couldn’t be Pareve)
Chocolate Dipped Oranges (Buzzfeed)
Flourless Chocolate Cake (Epicurious)
Lemon and Fresh Raspberry Dacquoise (Good Housekeeping)
Chocolate Chip Mandel Bread (Just about Baked)
Best Passover Sponge Cake (Just About Baked)
Easy Chocolate Cake (Just About Baked)
Ganache Linzer Tart (Just About Baked)
Fudgy Chocolate Bundt Cake (Kosher Like Me)
25 Passover Dessert Recipes (Joy of Kosher)
Blackout Cake (Joy of Kosher)
Passover Pie Recipes by Paula Shoyer (Washington Post)
Flourless Cookies (King Arthur Flour)
Passover Recipes in a Pinch (Lulu & Lattes)
Passover Apple Cake (Shari Rozansky)
Passover Lemon Bars (Joy of Kosher)
Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies (Tori Avey)
Best Chocolate Passover Cookies (NotderbyPie)
Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies (Lil Miss Cakes)
Passover Chocolate Matzah Toffee (Oh Nuts)
Passover Chocolate Nut Sponge Cake (Food52)

Recipe Index

250 Recipes  (Kosher Eye)
101 Recipes (Joy of Kosher)
Over 150 Passover Recipes (Overtime Cook)

Menu Ideas

Seder Menus (A Jewish Homeschool blog)
Passover Menu Ideas (Epicurious)
18 recipes everyone will actually eat (Bon Appetite)
17 Best Seder Recipes (Martha Stewart)
Favorite Passover Recipes (Food & Wine)

Kosher Meal Planning

Kosher Meal Planning

About a year ago, we were at a friend’s house and she was telling us about her wonderful meals that she was getting from Blue Apron. It sounded so great and seemed like it would help differentiate dinners. I was determined to find a kosher version. So I stumbled across Fresh20. It doesn’t provide you with all the ingredients, but it does provide you with a weekly meal plan that is seasonal for 16 weeks worth of meal ideas. I will say there is a lot more meat meals than we are used to eating, but we have swapped out meat for “fake” meat products. I love that you can reuse ingredients for several different meals. Talk about not wasting food and having less leftovers. We bought the menu last January and I still don’t think we have touched all of the recipes yet. We have a couple that we constantly make because they are delicious.

They have lots of meal plans and since you are buying the ingredients, you could probably also buy their Vegetarian meal plan.


Amazon Deal: Haggadot & Cookbooks

Amazon Deal: Haggadot & Cookbooks


If you are looking for Haggadot this year there are a couple of new ones that have come out that you might want to add to your collection.

The Unofficial Hogwarts Haggadah is $16.77 (lowest price) and those who have ordered it and received it seem to love it. It’s great gift idea for all of those Harry Potter Fans out there.

What could a School of Witchcraft and Wizardry possibly have in common with the most published book in Jewish history and the most celebrated holiday of the Jewish calendar? As it turns out, quite a lot. From the concepts of slavery and freedom, to the focus on education, to the number four, Harry Potter and Passover share almost everything. This book is the perfect companion for young and old at the Seder table. Enchant your guests with lessons from the magical realms of Hogwarts and Jewish tradition. Foster conversation with student responses to Seder questions. And learn the ultimate lesson: Holiness can be found everywhere, if you know where to look.

A new Haggadah from Dave Barry:
For This We Left Egypt?: A Passover Haggadah for Jews and Those Who Love Them. The book you hold before you is no ordinary Haggadah. If you’ve ever suffered through a Seder, you’re well aware of the fact that the entire evening can last as long as the exodus from Egypt itself. There are countless stories, dozens of blessings, and far too many handwashings while the meal turns cold. Now prepare to be entertained by another version of the book that’s responsible for this interminable tradition.


Paula Shoyer redefines dining with an updated and global menu for Passover in the Passover Menu that includes Banana Charoset, Peruvian Roast Chicken with Salsa Verde, Moroccan Spiced Short Ribs, Sweet Potato Tzimmis, Eggplant Parmesan, and Frittata with Broccoli and Leeks. And don’t forget the desserts (many gluten-free) that are Shoyer’s speciality, including Triple Chocolate Biscotti, Opera Cake, and Pear Frangipane Tarts. To streamline your planning, there are eight full menus to use as is or to mix and match, along with suggestions for other meals. Passover has never been so easy or delicious!

In this debut cookbook, Perfect for Pesach, Naomi Nachman shares her popular recipes from over two decades of cooking and catering for Passover. Perfect for Pesach presents easy recipes that use innovative flavor combinations to create fabulous gourmet meals to enhance your holiday table. My goal is to help home cooks prepare delicious meals without making the process too complicated or exhausting, Naomi says. I want you to be as excited about cooking for Pesach as I am. These recipes are so delicious, your family and friends will be asking for them all year long.