A Day at the Beach: Fun for Kids, a Shlep for You? Here’s How to Make it Effortless

Plus! The Perfect Beach Day Packing List By Miriam Fried   1) Tommy Bahama Backpack Beach Chair It is so much easier to enjoy hours at the beach with a good beach chair. This one reclines and folds and, has different pockets/pouches for valuable and best of all – can be worn on the back to keep your hands free...

 10% of All Shaatra Club Jewish Day Planners Exclusively for BCP Fans!

  And now’s the perfect time to choose yours! BCP Fans exclusively get 10% off their purchase of any Shaatra Club Planner (get one for yourself and a Student Boss for your teen). Simply insert the promo code BCP10 at checkout. #mydayplanner is a detailed, everyday and stylish tool for you, the Jewish woman, which helps plan, organize, and keep...

 Living Room on a Budget: How to Design Your Dream Room for Way Less Than You Think

 Thing a fabulous space needs to cost a lot? It doesn’t have to.   Looks glamourous, no? Would you believe it if I told you this entire living room was under $700? This past summer, I needed to furnish a summer rental...but while doing so and looking for the most budget-friendly options possible, I also realized that those budget-friendly options...

 Do You Like Fresh Bread at Your Break-the-Fast Meal?

  These are quick to prepare and best enjoyed while they’re warm.   By Devoiry Friedman    Do you enjoy fresh bread with your meal when your break your fast? This recipe came via my sister-in-law, who got it from her cousin, who got it from...I don’t know where before that. But what I do know is that’s how good recipes get around. I use...

 What to Watch on Tisha B’av

You’re home with the kids, but you’re still thirsty for inspiration. Make the day meaningful with these inspiring videos, shiurim, and stories you can watch now.   For Children (and You) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUic7IE64Mg&feature=youtu.be Tisha B’Av Tales featuring Rabbi Yitzy Erps Produced for Oorah’s campers at both of Oorah's TheZone summer camps, as well as for Oorah families worldwide, this production featuring world-renowned storyteller Rabbi...

12 Dishes You’ll Want to Enjoy for Your Break-the-Fast Meal

Dreaming of food but can’t think straight enough to make a menu and start cooking for break-the-fast? We’ve made it easy. What’s one of the items on your to-do list during a fast day? Is one of them whipping up some comfort foods for after the fast? Here are a couple of suggestions to cook or bake today, if you...

If Pizza is On Your Menu,  Make it a Grandma Pizza

You read the title, and 90 percent of you thought, “What is Grandma Pizza?”   Growing up in New York, my choices at the pizza store were always a slice of pizza or a slice of Sicilian pie. A regular slice of pizza was and is triangle-shaped, with a thinner crust and Sicilian is a square thick crust pizza. Grandma is...

 30 Minute Thin Crust Pizza Dough

2 14-inch pizzas (or 2 balls of dough)   So many great pizza dough recipes need time. And time isn’t always on our side. This dough was originally used to make a French bread, but it’s perfect as a thin and crispy pizza dough. A thin dough works great when you want to highlight flavorful pizza toppings (I like it with...

Searching for New Reads This Summer? We’ve Got a Few

Nothing keeps kids busy during downtime like a good book. We’ve got book reviews for kids and teens (and adults coming too!) Reviews by Y. Berman Did you see our first installment of this new summer feature? Y. Berman is a high school senior who will be writing book reviews in two categories—books for young readers and teen/adult fiction. Some...

This Recipe That Is Not In The Cookbook. But The Picture Sure Is.

 I probably should have put it into “Our Table,” because, after all, if it is on the table, it’s deserves to be there. If you own my cookbook Our Table, chances are you wondered why there is this really appetizing and very Italian looking dish on page 81, front and center, yet….no recipe for it. Well, do you know how...