And You Thought There Wasn’t a New Way to Serve Your Chicken Soup

And You Thought There Wasn’t a New Way to Serve Your Chicken Soup. Even the basics, like chicken soup, can be dressed up with a little extras.
Even the basics, like chicken soup, can be dressed up with a little extras.   If I’ve learned one thing over the years in this industry, it’s that presentation is just as important as taste. If a beginner cook asked me for one piece of advice, though, I’d say the opposite: it doesn’t matter how pretty your plate is. If...

Top Tips for Ordering From AliExpress

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You know there’s great deals there, but they’re always hard to find. Not anymore.   By Rachel Jaeger Aliexpress is one of my favorite websites. It’s the place I order my children’s Shabbos clothes, weekday outfits, jewelry, home goods, and even my sheitel! I am often complimented on something I bought from Aliexpress. When I divulge the secret of where it’s from, I...

This Is the Salad Your Guests Will Be Talking About: Skirt Steak & Mango Salad

Add the always-popular poppyseed dressing and this salad is a guaranteed hit   In my Fresh and Easy cookbook, I shared one of my most popular chicken salads called the Duo Chicken Salad, complete with its poppyseed dressing. When my sister-in-law Devorah told me she had a new salad that used the poppy seed dressing, I was like, “I’m totally making...

DIY: How to Fry Perfect Taco Shells in Minutes

You asked us for it, so here’s how you can make your own little tacos.   Here’s how to fry the wonton wrappers so they take the shape of a taco. You’ll need: A taco shell maker/taco press, which looks like tongs. Keep your wonton wrappers covered while they defrost! When you’re ready to fry, simply place the wonton wrapper into the taco shell...

These 1-2-3 Tarts Will Be Your Fave Go-To Dessert

It was always there when I was growing up. And you’ll still always find it on my mother’s menu during the late summer and early fall: plum pies.
Go ahead, choose a fruit, any fruit. I choose plums. Then make this long time favorite. In minutes.   It was always there when I was growing up. And you’ll still always find it on my mother’s menu during the late summer and early fall: plum pies. Sometimes, she makes it doughier or cake-like versions, with plums sinking into the batter....

BCP Helps You Get Organized with FREE Menu + Shopping List Downloads!

  You asked for it! Feeling a little all over the place? Just download and print and you'll be uber-organized. Fill in your menu and then add in the ingredients you need into the shopping list download...all in the right category so you don't have to run randomly all over the store. Yes, we know. It's worth having a printer just for...

4 Real Life Menus from Leah, Renee, Esti, and Victoria

So, what are the girls preparing for Yom Tov? Here’s their sample menus to help you brainstorm.   Leah Schapira: This is the type of meal I’ll serve when I have a large crowd of 20 or more people. I don't make huge quantities of each item, I rather make the regular recipe and just have variety. For example, when I...

Steak Milanese is Your Perfect Yom Tov Main

Steak Milanese is Your Perfect Yom Tov Main. Move over chicken. Breaded rib steaks (with some beauty sides) is the way to go.
Move over chicken. Breaded rib steaks (with some beauty sides) is the way to go. All my Brazilian cousins like their beef steaks Milanese, which means breaded. When I first saw this dish, I couldn’t get over the idea that they treated steaks like I treat chicken cutlets. Not only that, after it was breaded, it was fried! When...

Freidy Goldberger’s Top Ten Wardrobe Basics

Let your wardrobe go even farther with these basics. They’ll give you tons of mileage...on a budget!   By Freidy Goldberger Hey! It’s Freidy, modest fashion blogger on Styledbyfreidy.blogspot.com! Fall is coming and I have the perfect picks for you that are classics you can re-wear in so many different ways…and all are at budget prices!   Every woman needs a classic trench in...

4 Refreshing Things You Do Have Time for This Week (While Your Robots Cook for Yom Tov)

4 Refreshing Things You Do Have Time for This Week (While Your Robots Cook for Yom Tov) Charge your batteries with these feel-good activities. By Julie Hauser
Charge your batteries with these feel-good activities   By Julie Hauser Swim, bike, or walk outdoors, unplugged. Catch some last licks of summer (if it’s summer on your continent), and use those moments as introspective time. It is amazing how some quiet time in nature can really set oneself up to hear Hashem’s messages and gain clarity. What are your goals this...