A delicious dessert is just as important during Pesach as it is during the rest of the year, but who has the time (or energy) to do something dazzling? This year, you will- because these desserts look great and are incredibly simple to prepare.
Fried potatoes, mashed potatoes, cooked potatoes... It seems as if there are potatoes at every meal over Passover. Here is a way to add some color to your mashed potatoes, as well as a delicious combination of flavors.
Seating cards need not be reserved for formal occasions. Let your family and guests feel special knowing that there's a space at the table reserved just for them. These elegant place card holders are economical and easy to create. Use them at your own meal or give them as a gift to your hostess/mother/mother-in-law. Add a special sweet touch and present the frames along with preprinted cards of all the names of their children, grandchildren and guests that they will be hosting. They will surely love the pretty frames and the fact that the name cards are so easily interchangeable and can be used to for different guests at each meal. So treat them or yourself and enjoy a relaxed meal knowing that Great Aunt Bertha was seated in a place that will keep her and the rest of your company happy.
This Pesach treat has been a family tradition for at least three generations. Coming from a German/Ashkenaz background, this has always been our favorite Gebrokts dessert. (Actually, my sisters who married "non-brokters" always ask that we save them a piece for after Passover!) Matzah soaked in wine, layered with luscious, creamy chocolate.... this simple recipe is bound to become your family favorite as well.
Here is another one of the recipes I created last year, for Mishpacha -Family First Magazine. These meringues are mouthwatering. Their attractive design will add an additional flair to these ever popular Passover treats.
One of my favorite chometz cookie bar recipes is Chocolate Raspberry Bars.Last year, I converted this recipe into a Passover recipe for Mishpacha Magazine-Family First. It was a big hit!! If your one of those who like chocolate jelly rings, then this one is for you. It’s quick and easy, and it’s bound to be a dessert favorite or a tasty snack to enjoy throughout Passover.
After the photo shoot for Mishpacha Magazine (where this article originally appeared) I had this cake, and a Chometz cake on my kitchen counter, and…. The chometz cake didn’t stand a chance! This cake is seriously delicious! It is tasty enough to be served "plain" or it can be enhanced with a confectionary sugar design or a delectable frosting(see recipe below).I have a friend who is a fabulous baker. She told me that after she made this recipe for the first time, she threw out all her Pesach brownie and chocolate cake recipes.
It's that uniquely special night of the year, the Seder table adorned with a pristine white table cloth, the freshly polished silver glistening, everyone standing around in their new Yom Tov finery – and then, there’s the assorted gathering of pillow cases that always seem to look out of place. From the boys room the blue denim, from the girls room the pink floral, from the guestroom the brown paisley.....you get the idea!
The bottle of wine is the classic Mishloach Manot item on everyone’s list. For the Rabbi, teacher, in-laws, etc, a bottle of wine is always on our list for someone. Here’s an idea to present it in an elegant and unique way. This diamond wrap trim used, cuts and glues easily, and is simple to assemble. Paired together with a matching box filled with Cannolis, with minimal effort you’ll have a classy presentation.