Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Moms To Be San Francisco Hotel Giveaway Two-Night Vacation Stay City By the Bay


If are a first-time mom to be or pregnant with another child, you've got to read this post. There's a fun giveaway going on just for you and it's time to vote in Personality Hotel's #PregnantPampered poll and tell what you're craving or needing most right now. Is it a Ghiradelli Hot Fudge Ice Cream Sundae, a bottle of Martinelli Sparkling Apple Cider, some TUMs or something else?

Royal Suite - Kensington Park Hotel San Franciso, Image by Personality Hotels

Cast your vote in this Facebook contest and you're entered in the contest. Who knows? You could end up being the lucky winner of a fabulous two-night hotel stay in San Francisco at the Hotel Diva, Hotel Union Square of Kensington Park. Have a dog? Personality Hotels are pet friendly so you can bring your dog with you. Winner will be chosen randomly.

Ends 4/20/14

Good Luck!!!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Review Classic Heirloom Spring Baby & Toddler Styles w/ Fine Tailor Detailing Boys & Girls


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Pintucks, pleating, vintage diamond smocking, hand embroidery, fagoting, button closures and more -- these are among the hallmarks of French heirloom details found in the finest antique European baby wear. Modern American parents who appreciate classic styling for their infants and toddlers will be glad to know that Feltman Brothers, established in 1916 here in the USA, incorporates those techniques in their collection of beautifully tailored, quality affordable children's clothing today.

Baby Caleb models Feltman Bros Spring Finery,
As you can see from the photos taken for this post by the mommy and daddy of my adorable four month-old first grand nephew Caleb, the vintage-inspired line is still going strong with a whole new generation of little ones.
Feltman Bros. Baby Blue Hand Embroidered 2-piece Nautical Set features a cute baby boy romper shortall set with a separate coordinating short-sleeved shirt. Sizes 3M, 6M, 9M, 12M, 18M and 24M, $53.85
The baby overalls in this darling duo are richly embroidered with anchors, ships and lifesavers that are framed on both sides with handstitched pintucks down the front. Old-fashioned buttons on the shoulders and sides serve as elegant but functional closures.

Hand Embroidery Details,
A lovely matching short sleeve white shirt is trimmed at the collar with fagoting and from top to bottom on the front with multiple rows of tiny pleats and wing tip embroidery. The little shirt is finished with buttons down the front placket, completing the tailored look, making this a wonderful option for special occasions this spring and summer including Passover, Easter, and July 4th. It's perfect for warm weather celebrations in the months ahead, such as weddings and garden parties, too.

This 4 month-old looks dapper,
Intricate fagoting detailing on collar,
Among the separates in the current collection that can be added to this outfit is this sweet Feltman Bros. Boys V-Neck Cable Knit Button Cardigan Sweater that comes in either white with baby blue trim (like Caleb's) or solid light blue. Sizes 12M, 18M and 24M, $37.99
You can see the entire collection of Feltman Brothers heirloom quality clothing, bonnets, bibs, blankets and more for boys and girls from newborn to 24 months at Also, be sure to follow the brand on Twitter and Facebook to stay up on the latest news and promotions.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Recipe Honey Passover Matzo Chocolate Bark Crunch + More Sweet Main, Side & Dessert Recipes


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Honey is such a versatile ingredient and doesn't need refrigeration as a pure product of bees. It's also kosher for Pesach, AKA the holiday of Passover when Jews around the world celebrate the mass exodus out of Egypt as free people. So here are some ideas to use this delicious natural sweetener in something other than Charoset. The choices are endless. I'm going to make this easy Honey Almond Matzo Crunch Bark to serve for dessert to my family and friends on Seder Night, but this will be delicious throughout the holiday and during the rest of the year as well. Definitely try it, especially if you love chocolate as much as I do!

Image provided by Golden Blossom Honey

Honey Almond Matzo Crunch Bark

Yield: one 8x8 pan (about 16 pieces) 
Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 2 hours 

  • 1/2 cup Golden Blossom(R) Kosher for Passover honey 
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 2 matzos, about 1 cup coarsely crumbled 
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted 
  • 1 cup chocolate chips large flake sea salt for sprinkling 

  • Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. 
  • If using foil, generously butter the foil (parchment paper is naturally nonstick). Set aside. 
  • Combine honey and butter in a 2 or 3 quart heavy-bottomed saucepan. 
  • Stir over medium heat until butter is melted and mixture begins to boil. 
  • Insert a candy thermometer into the bubbling mixture and continue to cook, swirling the pan occasionally to prevent scorching, until it is deep amber in color and measures 275-285ºF, about 8 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla extract (be careful as it will spatter). 
  • Stir in crumbled matzo pieces and slivered almonds until evenly coated. 
  • Pour into prepared baking pan and spread into an even layer. 
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over top of hot candy. Let sit for 5 minutes, then spread into an even layer using an offset spatula. Then, sprinkle with sea salt. 
  • Let cool for 1 to 2 hours or until set, then cut or break into bite size pieces to serve.
  • Store in an airtight container. 

More Honey Pesach Recipes

15 more honey recipes are just a click away that would be perfect for Passover (and all year) 

Here are my picks from JoyofKosher and including many delicious dishes for every course from appetizers to the main course to a sweet finish. 

Sticky Honey Lamb Ribs, Image from
Just a few of my personal faves I encourage you to try
Soft & Chewy Nougats, Image from
More delicious MBE Passover Recipes

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