Chocolate Cake Truffles

I’m not sure if it’s the cold weather or the fact that I have A LOT of idle time with my kids this winter vacation week but, we’ve loved making “No Bake” sweets in the kitchen.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been cooking a bit but, it's more enjoyable constructing delectable treats that are simple to make. Today it's Chocolate Cake Truffles. Mom was celebrated for her seemingly complicated desserts, save the Earthquake Cookies and Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf.  She'd whip out the three-layer tortes or the hazelnut roles, but I don’t remember her … [Read more...]

Potato Latkes

While I like to say Hanukkah is my kids’ favorite Jewish holiday, I’ve never really admitted it’s mine too. I truly enjoy turning out the lights after dinner to light the candles of the menorah and to sing the festive holiday songs.  Not surprisingly, my kids adore the holiday for the gift-giving.  We aspire to give a little gift every night. Once annually I make our favorite Potato Latkes recipe from Fairway Market. This recipe is so easy and takes very little culinary skill.  But, there are just a few additional suggestions I’d make … [Read more...]

Ready to Grow: Garden in a Can #Giveaway

I am thrilled to offer a very cool holiday giveaway from food start up, Back to the Roots! This giveaway is especially ideal for urban dwellers like myself who have always wanted to grow their own food but, unfortunately, don't have the space. Much like My Judy the Foodie has been inspiring people to get hands-on and have fun in the kitchen, Back to the Roots is committed to the belief that there there should be nothing more personal or important for families than what we eat and put in our bodies 3x a day. Back to the Roots is passionate … [Read more...]

Win $1000 for your Holiday Party

The holidays just got a little brighter... I am excited to share this link for a chance to win up to $1,000 toward your holiday party from New York Style.  Just click here to enter to win big cash. New York Style Gourmet Snacks have been my go-to snack brand for their amazing bagel chips and pita crisps. So, it didn't take any arm twisting when I was asked to help promote their giveaway. I love that these snacks are so versatile.  They can be dressed to impress for even the most discerning foodie or, they can be enjoyed straight out of … [Read more...]