Seder Plate by Jillery… & dinner tonight.

I fell in love with this Seder Plate the minute I saw it. The seder plate is decorated with Jill Fagin’s trademark bead work. It has a very whimsical feel to it. The middle of the seder plate has the word “Pesach” spelled out in metal beads. The seder plate also includes a separate glass bowl for each of the different symbols.

They seder plate measures 13″ in diameter and sells for $98.

Seder Plate by Jillery


Moving on to Dinner: Homemade Pizza and Roasted Brussels Sprouts

If you just started reading my blog you are probably a little confused as to why I am discussing my dinner menu. As mentioned in a previous blog I find what to make for dinner to be the hardest challenge of the day. From what I hear from other people I do not seem to be alone. So while I am writing about the last cool Judaica Gifts, I thought I would also share what is cooking in my kitchen.


While Pizza should not be uttered in the same sentence as Seder Plate, it is what my kids requested for dinner. So tonight it is going to be home made pizza. The minute people hear the word “homemade” I think they get a little nervous. The truth is that the amount of time it takes to make pizza at home is the same amount of time it takes to order a pizza and have it delivered. The one difference is that the homemade pizza is 10 times better. I usually make a wholewheat pizza crust so the pizza is on the healthier side.

To make the pizza crust I use Fleischmann’s Pizza Crust Yeast and use the recipe on the back of the package. The only change I make it that I use 1 cup of regular white flour and 1 1/4 cups of wholewheat flour.

Fleischmann's Pizza Crust Yeast

Pizza Crust Recipe


This is the recipe for the pizza crust. You could also find the recipe at .

After I make the pizza crust I roll it out and top it with whatever tomato sauce I have and then grated mozzarella cheese. Sometime I add sautéed onions or frozen corn which is a favorite of my kids.


The whole pizza making process takes about 20 minutes. After getting the pizza prepared I bake it in the oven at 475 degrees for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is a little bubbly and the crust has a light brown color.

While the pizza is cooking I prepare the brussels sprouts.  There is nothing easier than roasting brussels sprouts. I open up a bag of shredded brussels sprouts from Trader Joe’s, mix it with a little olive oil (about 1-2 tbsp), spread it out on a baking sheet with parchment paper and roast the brussels sprouts in the oven at 475 degrees for about 20 minutes. After  the first 10 minutes I mix the brussels sprouts so they cook evenly. After they come out of the oven I sprinkle them with a little salt.

Shaved Brussels Sprouts

You will be surprised but you will actually be able to say that your kids love brussels sprouts!!!

Happy Eating!

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