Friday, November 8, 2013

Need A Bunch Of Gifts?

I needed a ton of gifts for kids and am so glad a friend thought of ordering these rubber bracelets! It just took about a week to get, and cost about $.30 each. Great for youth organizations, schools and friend's gifts! I ordered from and am super happy with the quality, how quickly they came and everything else.
Oh, and use code "save5" at check out for 5% off. There's still time to order them before Thanksgivukkah!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Kids Games

It's always a good idea to have some games for the kids to keep busy while you're cooking and prepping for the big meal. Why not put together a quick "puzzle" for the younger ones?

Cut 2 paper straws in half, then cut in half again to make 8 quarters. Cut another straw in half, and you'll need one last quarter piece. This will make up the menorah and 8 candles.

I put my set in a muslin bag, and used sharpies in colors similar to the straws to color on the bag and customize it for 2013. 

Kids can put it together, adding the right number of candles for each night, or just as a whole. Use the bag for storage and throw in your purse to take with you!

This is a great gift to make if you're having a bunch of kiddos over for Thanksgivukkah, you can add each child's name to the bag!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Thanksgivukkah | Hanukkah Matchstrike

Instead of bringing your matchbook to the table, keep things festive with this pretty Hanukkah matchstrike that will look great on your Thanksgivukkah table.

Materials List:

Glass Jar
Large box of matches
Chrome spray paint
Hot glue gun


1. Cut a section off the side of the matchbox, as big as will fit inside the lid of your jar, and using hotglue, glue it inside the lid.
2. Spray paint the dreidel. Place a big drop of hot glue in the center of your lid and place the dreidel there at an angle. Hold it for 30 seconds or until dry.
3. Turn all matches the same direction so they look nice and neat in your jar.

You're ready to light some Thanksgivukkah candles, and use this matchstrike year after year.

Friday, October 18, 2013


Sturdy enough for roast chicken, and cute enough for dessert. You decide how to use them in your Thanksgivukkah feast, or who to gift them to. The important thing is that they're here for you :) Buy them here

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Gelt Bags

photo by J. Pollack Photography

I am label-happy! It's a common condition occuring when a Jewish Mother gets a fun new product she can use to package things up for Jewish holidays for her kids. These labels! They're so fun! I'll find some bazooka gum and Elite chocolate to put in them too, along with a little sparkly confetti, and the kids will love these!

They'll also look pretty on the kids' placesettings on our meal table. I'm sure I'll have to listen to a lot of "Mom, can I have my gelt now?" but it will be worth it!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Rustic Thanksgivukkah Table DIY

Let's get our DIY on, it's time to make some decoations! One of my favorite go-to DIY websites, Studio DIY, made these great decorations last year. They're beautiful! You can add your own colors if you're going with some orange in your Thanksgivukkah table.

 Once you place some seasonal flowers it will warm up the colors you paint your jars.

For the details go to Studio DIY! And if you have any plans yet for your Thanksgivukkah table, I'd love to hear about them! 

Oh, and be sure to keep coming back and checking out our new posts, I have a giveaway coming up!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Cooking With Gelt

Barry Williams/ for New York Daily News
Recent article in the NY Daily News shows cooking with gelt! Does it taste different than throwing in a few chocolate chips? I'm not sure. But in theory, I just love the idea. Elite chocolate does have a distinct taste, doesn't it? I'm sure I could distinguish it from other chocolate!

For other recipes and to read about what in the world is a MENURKEY? see the article here.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thanksgivukkah In The Press

Have you guys seen all the fun articles coming up lately celebrating Thanksgivukkah? I had so many great photoshoots planned and now I might not need to go through with any of them!
Photos from Buzzfeed by Macey Foronda
A menorah made out of squirrel candle holders, and a cornucopia of gelt! I shouldn't start saying "But I thought of that!" because I would be saying it A LOT. But we really have limited symbols for Hanukkah, so it makes sense that we all going in the same direction.

This article from Buzzfeed has it all... styling, recipes, products... it's just great. They even added a pilgrim buckle to a yalmuke! That's all I need to say, just go look.

Thanks for the inspiration Buzzfeed!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Happy Thanks Labels Are Here!

For all your envelopes and packages, Thanksgivukkah labels now available!
These little 2x2 labels should really just go on everything. Get 'em here!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Thanksgivukkah on Etsy

I am so excited to see great handmade sellers creating items for this special holiday. Photocards, onesies, turkey menorahs, and utensils... check it all out!

Card shows is from Etsy seller Naavale

Monday, September 16, 2013

Thanksgivukkah Utensils

Here's something great to use at your own table, and a great addition to the dessert you bring over to a friend's house: Thanksgivukkah utensils from Sucre Shop!
These wooden utensils are full biodegradable and fully compostable! Sturdy enough to use to your briskurkey (brisket + turkey), and a great addition to your holiday table. If you're going more traditional, there are also Happy Chankkuah forks!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Rum Raisin Cranberry Kugel from The Shiksa

Yep, you read it right: rum raisin cranberry kugel. I feel like this could be great addition for a Thanksgivukkah meal, no?? This recipe is from The Shiksa In The Kitchen and she says, "This kugel definitely has an autumn/ winter holiday vibe." She plumps the raisins in rum! But I'm not telling you any more, you'll have to read her blog to find out.
Photo by The Shiksa

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Thanksgivukkah Table Setting Previews

One of the most exciting things about Thanksgivukkah to me is that we can  incorporate some other colors into our traditional blue and white decorations, and possibly other themes too in addition to candles and menorahs. I am excited to put some Thanksgiving into our Hanukkah! If you're someone who takes pictures of your table before ever sitting down to eat, you'll want to come back and see what we put together!

In the meantime, here are some things from years past for inspiration:

Here's a Hanukkah dessert table I put together last year for

And one from Rita from Design Megillah:

And here's a Thanksgiving table I love:

Shouldn't be too hard to integrate the two, should it? More orginial ideas to come with photos of how this Thanksgivukkah is all going to come together!

Tackling Sides For Your Thanksgiving-Hanukkah Meal

I can't wait to integrate two traditional meals, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, now dubbed Thanksgivukkah!

Traditional Thanksgiving sides: stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, green beans, 
roasted root vegetable, roasted brussel sprouts, rolls.

Families keep their own Hanukkah food traditions, there are usually a lot of dairy dishes and, of course LATKES. Kugel, vegetables and challah.

So what are we putting together?
photo courtesy Food Network

Food Network's Apple Raisin Stuffing sounds to me a little like charoset and tzimmes.

Every family has their own latke recipe, so we wouldn't dare reference one here for you to try. But if you feel like planning something that's not traditional, these are our picks: sweet potato and apple latkes with cranberry sauce, gingered carrot latkes, which I think would be great topped with a honey greek yogurt sauce, and zucchini latkes.

One of my picks for a side dish this year that is fun for Hanukkah and has warm Thanksgiving flavors? Grapes pickled with cinnamon and pepper! I know it sounds strange, but it is delicious, and makes a perfect starter or light side dish. Anyway, if we're going to do Thanksgivukkah, we're going to have to think a little outside the box!

As for rolls, we'll just replace them with challah rolls. But... stay tuned to see what we have planned to fancy up those challah rolls!

Latkes With Cranberry Sauce

For our Thanksgivukkah, I've decided that latkes with cranberry sauce are the way to go! It's really the perfect marriage of the symbol of each holiday. And, it sounds delish to me.

So here are some of my favorite cranberry sauce recipes I think will go perfect with latkes:
photo courtesy The Picky Apple
My favorite cranberry dish goes into the blender with cranberries and oranges, sugar and pecans, and comes out delicious. Get the how-to on The Picky Apple.

This recipe from Emeril is cooked stove top and has port wine in it. I think I'll swap the port for Manischewitz!

And one more, from an amazing Jewish lady, Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa, Cranberry Fruit Conserve, which combines cranberries, apples and citrus.

What is your favorite cranberry sauce, and do you think it'll taste good on latkes?


Things to buy for Thanksgivukkah!


The place for pictures of styled Thanksgivukkah


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