Take advantage of family gatherings this spring to ask (or beg) your aunt for her perfect pie recipe or your cousin for his secret to a terrific brisket.
Then tuck each into one of the 12 expandable pocket pages in a Recipe Keeper embellished with lots of posy illustrations by artist Katie Vernon.
Stickers help you organize the contents. It’s $24.95 at chroniclebooks.com.
Meaningful meals Afikomen, that hidden piece of matzo, may hold the attention of older children, but the littlest ones may need a bit of help. A colorful Children’s Passover dish set from the National Museum of American Jewish History shop may do just that. A roasted egg, bitter herb and charoset are among images on the plate. A bowl and cup are also part of the microwave and dishwasher safe set. It’s $18.95 at judaica?shop.net.
Funny bunny flapjacks Easter morning, before the little ones begin nibbling chocolate bunny ears, heat up a griddle for pancakes with an assist from a trio of Easter mini pancake molds. Nonstick steel molds shaped like a bunny, chick and Easter egg are easy to use, clean and store (handles fold down for storage). They worked well when we tried them, but be careful not to overfill them (the batter puffs up some) and use a hot pad if the handles get too warm.
The set is $14.95. For a store locater or to buy, go to ?williams-sonoma.com.