Unlike ever before, the chance to dress up or down is making for pure adult entertainment as retailers are predicting an increase in spending on costumes for grownups. Indeed, a survey by the National Retail Federation® finds that Americans are planning to spend a lot more on this Halloween than the last, and an estimated one billion dollars will be spent on trick or treat attire for adults, and more than one third of respondents plan to throw or attend a party for All Hallow’s Eve.
While planning my own wedding, I kept having this recurring bad dream that we forgot to send out the invitations and no one showed up on the day of the wedding! What a random worry to have. And this dream kept happening even after I actually did send out the invitations. Of course, everything was fine and we didn’t even have any RSVP issues! Phew!
I like to welcome fall’s cooler temps with individual meatloaves. Same comfort food you are craving, only now everyone gets their own. No more fighting for the crispy end bits or the soft-soothing middle. Individual meatloaves are surely the way to his or her heart. The loaves can be formed and glazed one day ahead before serving. Any extra loaves not being served can be frozen for up to 2 months.
Does your love life seem like a screwball comedy a la Steve Carell and Tina Fey? Consider this: when planning out a date no one likes a procrastinator who makes wishy-washy efforts during the getting-to-know–you stages. If you want to put the right plan in motion, you must think “location, location, location.” The following key will help you pick the right spot based on the mood you want to set and the audience you hope to impress.
Jewish weddings are open to including family and finding ways to honor those who are closest to you. You may want to pay tribute to certain members of your very own tribe, but perhaps you’re not sure how. Today the Yentas give you ideas that say “Thanks! Love ya!” to the ones who are most special to you.
If you were adrift at sea and someone threw you a lifesaver, chances are you’d grab it. You’d be silly not to, right? Well, the Internet is a love saver. Did you hear me? It’s a modern day matchmaking miracle, touted by rabbis, priests and therapists — almost everyone but you who are still averse to it.
I wait all summer long for cooler temps and the chance to make this homey comfort food. The rich creamy flavor and texture is nostalgic and will have JDaters® clamoring for more. Nothing says love like homemade Mac and Cheese. Skip the box and go for the good stuff. After all, we are all adults even if we need a bit of comfort now and then.
Ever wonder about coordinating the order for the wedding processional? Getting ready to stroll down the aisle doesn’t have to be Broadway choreography. We have the traditional Jewish wedding processional for you right here, so you don’t need to worry about who goes where and when.
I was 13 years old when I had my heart broken for the first time. Unable to console me, my mother prepared a batch of banana walnut muffins (yesteryear’s equivalent to pink frosted cupcakes) to cheer me up. Food makes us feel better – it can be a cup of soup when we are sick, a power bar after a strenuous workout or a sweet treat to put a smile on your face.
This autumnal soup is velvety and deliciously decadent with its creamy texture and rich color, but is actually low in fat and very high in beta carotene. It can be made several days ahead of serving and will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days, or frozen for one month.