Category | Cooking during the week

Tips for Cooking Family Meals on a Budget

Posted on 14 December 2011

Tips for Cooking Family Meals on a Budget Creating meals from scratch may sound like a task and a half – especially when you have only got a limited amount of time available to you – however, put in the time and you can offer your family more than a nutritional meal. You can save […]

A Contest? Nu? Get Published on!

Posted on 17 February 2011

Get Published on I’m so excited to announce that is hosting a contest to find hidden talent out there through offering to publish your unique article that you’ve written exclusively for That’s right. If you’ve been a fan of, now you can actually be part of the JLO family (no, you […]

What to do with Baking Messups

Posted on 16 January 2011

I’m not very good at baking. I don’t know what it is, if it’s the necessity of following directions to the “T” or if it’s just not my talent, but I’m just not! I think what happens is that I get excited to use healthier substitutes in my recipes and many times, they just don’t […]

Cooking Tip-When you don’t have enough Cooking Space

Posted on 02 January 2011

Here’s a cooking tip for you! When you don’t have enough cooking space, and you need to use multiple pots and pans and multiple burners, this cooking tip, that my very organized friend Tzipporah Weingot gave to me, will definitely be of a help to you. Instead of taking up a burner and a frying […]

Packing Lunches for School

Posted on 26 December 2010

I loved this article from Jamie of! You can also hire her to come to your home if you live in LA. Here’s what she recommends: Organizing Challenge #1: What’s for lunch? If you are faced with the challenge of packing a lunch for your child, self or spouse, here is a plan to […]

Challah French Toast

Posted on 17 November 2010

Make Challah French Toast with all of the leftover Challah you have from Shabbos! I don’t love the way Challah freezes so why not make french toast with it all? Our family created a Sunday morning tradition of eating challah french toast and then choosing from a “salad bar” of toppings that can go on […]

“New” Info for Cooking during the Week

Posted on 24 August 2010

As my long time readers on JLO know, cooking and managing the cooking during the week is my least favorite pastime and organizing subject. I’d much rather clean a toilet or decorate my home 🙂 We all have our strengths right? But, I’m also a very self motivated person and like to “face my demons” […]

I Hate Meal Planning

Posted on 12 July 2010

Meal Planning Primer for Jewish Homes…The Basics, some Advice, and then some Fun! Meal Planning Basics Meal Planning is not rocket science. But for some, (like me) it is hard to sit down and take out a calendar, marking what you will be having for dinner each day. It’s a necessary evil because as you […]

Cholent Leftovers

Posted on 12 July 2010

What to do with Cholent Leftovers and More! The following article includes some excellent tips for running a Jewish household on a tight budget. I’ve reprinted it for you here with the author’s permission. –Rivka New Life for Leftovers by Stephanie Savir Does your family dislike eating leftovers? Do you throw away food? If so, […]

Bulk Cooking Recipes

Posted on 12 July 2010

Bulk Cooking Primer for Jewish Homes…The Basics, Some Advice, and then some Fun! Notice how I started off the cooking page with the word “Bulk”. That’s because in Jewish families, often you need to learn how to cook in bulk! Some of the balabustas you’ve spent time with have 30 people every Shabbos! How does […]

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