Holiday Goodies

Given that Easter is on Sunday and Passover is also celebrated this week, I handed out some holiday goodies to my friends....(You know me, I'm the "Holiday Queen!") My gift baskets included egg-shaped sugar cookies decorated in multi-colored vanilla icing with all sorts of patterns, sugar crystals, and candies. The cookies itself were also colored with pink and blue food coloring. Decorating these cookies were just as fun as decorating Easter eggs. What fun I had! It surely brought out the kid in me.

I also made chocolate covered marshmallows, one of my favorites. Actually, this dessert is considered a Passover treat as well. Yet, I highly doubt that the marshmallows and chocolate I used were kosher for Passover. Oh well! It's the thought that counts.

In the spirit of Passover, this morning I made my husband and son a traditional Pardes (my maiden name) Family Passover breakfast--Matzah Brei, which is translated as "fried matzah." It's very easy to make. Just soak two pieces of matzah in cold water for 2 minutes and then drain. Break the matzah into small pieces, and add 2 beaten eggs. Add salt, pepper, or whatever spice of your choice. Coat a frying pan with 2 tsp. of oil, and turn heat to high, making the pan very hot. Turn heat to medium when you add the matzah mixture. Cook as you would an omelet and brown all sides, or scramble it like eggs, whatever you prefer. Serve and eat while hot.

Happy Holidays to All!

Sugar cookies and chocolate-covered marshmallows

Matzah Brei