Shavuot is a special time for adults and children alike. If you’re like me, when I think of Shavuot I automatically associate this holiday with two things; cheesecake and flowers! Cheesecake aside, flowers are a wonderful way to bring the spirit of the holiday into your home. These candy flower planters are easy and lots of fun to make. They will look stunning as a decorative addition to your Yom Tov sweet table and they will be enjoyed by both adults and children alike.So, after the cupcakes have been eaten and the lollypops licked, the fond memories of the flowers (and the cheesecake) will linger year after year.
Gone are the days where teaching your kids to how to cook consists of pointers on how to boil macaroni and making rice crispy treats. Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek are changing the way our kids cook with their newest cookbook just for kids! I recently got Kids Cooking Made Easy and I think it’s a masterpiece.
Fun to make and fun to eat, this idea is perfect for that cold, frosty winter day. Design your chocolate on a stick, swirl in boiling hot milk, then watch how it transforms into a luscious, fudgy hot cocoa – Irresistible!
I scream, you scream….This has got to be the simplest birthday cake ever! We all know how much everyone loves ice cream cakes, yet we also know how pricey they tend to be. So here’s an idea that is very cost effective, practically effortless, delicious, and most of all, “we’ll all scream” for more! The base of the cake is ice cream sandwiches. You can decorate it as a fun birthday cake using edible spray, piping gel, sprinkles… or as an elegant dessert using caramel topping, nuts, chocolate shavings….
All the flowers that grace your Shavuos table will surely be a delight to your eye, these will surely be a delight to you palette as well. Create them at any level, simple or sophisticated; any way you make them they’re sure to be a sensation.
Maybe it’s my childhood memories of visiting my grandmother and always receiving a marzipan treat years ago, but for whatever the reason, marzipan has always been for me a delicacy. Try this variation of the popular apple cobbler, with marzipan,a little brandy for a new twist and topped with a caramel sauce.