Tag: mazal tov

It’s a Girl!

It’s a girl!!!!!! Pink bows and balloons and ribbons and all! It’s baby #5 for my family, but I’m still pinching myself every day, amazed at the miracle of life and so thankful for the blessings of a healthy new baby. I’m so grateful to my husband, who’s holding down the fort while I get some much needed rest. And to my mom, who’s spoiling me with fresh pastries in the morning, and bedside snacks of fresh figs and cookies. Thank you so much for all your mazal tov’s, messages and emails, they mean the world to me!

They say that “Man Plans and God Laughs” and that’s especially so with childbirth. We thought we had our summer all planned out, but my sweet little girl made her entrance five weeks early at a tiny 5 lbs. and 1 oz. Caring for a preemie is a full time job, and getting life figured out for our brood has been a challenge, but thanks to family and friends, we’re finding our new normal. Of course blogging is going to have to take a back seat for a while, so while I take some maternity leave, I’ve got some amazing blogger friends filling in with guest posts each week! I can’t wait to share amazing recipes from talented bloggers including Amy from WhatJewWannaEat, Sina from TheKosherSpoon,  Melissa from LilMissCakes, Miriam from OvertimeCook, Eitan from CookwithChefEitan, Melinda from KitchenTested and Whitney from Jewhungry!

I’ll be back in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, happy cooking! And don’t forget to follow #babiesfirstdays on Instagram!


Can you guess the babies name? The hint is in the photos!

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Mazal Tov!

I bet you’ve all been wondering what I’ve been cooking up lately (since I’m usually so consistent with my posts). Well, it turns out, this recipe has been a long time in coming. Nine months in fact. And it’s the most delicious thing I have ever made! It’s a BIB baby boy, mazal tov!

I’m going to try not to get all sappy on you guys. And besides, this whole no-sleeping thing has kind of rendered me speechless (read: writers block). But I’ll say this: I am gushing. My heart is overflowing with the greatest joy and gratitude for this miraculous blessing. I am truly thankful to Hashem for the special gift of motherhood.

Hold tight. BIB is not going anywhere. Being the loyal blogger that I am – I’ve been cooking up pumpkinlicious fall favorites, Thanksgivukkah mashup dishes, and fried Chanukah goodies for a while now. And they’re all coming your way soon! Stay tuned for pumpkin pot pie, pumpkin cheese latkes, zucchini parmesan chips, root veggie latkes and a special Chanukah craft! There’s also lots of great giveaways coming up, including “The Holiday Kosher Baker”, “Starters & Sides Made Easy”, and much more!

Post your mazal tov wishes!