Friday Food and Favorites: Passover Made Easy and Pencil Dresses

Friday, March 22, 2013

It's been a while since we've had a Friday Food and Favorites, and I figured that right before Passover would be a great time to post something inspiring for all you out there getting creative in the kitchen. I was so excited to find out that I won the fun and fabulous new cookbook, Passover Made Easy by Leah Schapira of CookKosher and Victoria Dwek, from one of my favorite food blogs, Busy in Brooklyn.

Since I'm not a recipe book kind of gal, it takes a lot for me to really enjoy one. Well, last night, after cooking up some delectable dishes for Passover, I collapsed on my couch with a glass of some of the remaining wine I used for cooking, and opened up my new copy of Passover Made Easy. The first thing I noticed was that the book was well designed and fun to read...I felt as if I was shmoozing with some friends over Passover recipes. I tried the heavenly eggplant-wrapped chicken recipe that was featured on Busy in Brooklyn (click link below for recipe) and I'm dying to try the roasted tomato and eggplant soup as well. Those are just two of the many fun and unique recipes that take Passover cooking into a vast culinary world outside of your basic meat and potatoes.

So, if you haven't gotten your copy yet, it's not too late to pick one up and try some of those wonderful  recipes for Passover. Buy your copy right here:

Now, let's talk about what to wear on Passover. I'm a huge fan of the pencil skirt because it's a timeless classic that always looks polished. So how about a pencil dress for the holiday? I've had women complain to me that they feel like they have to be pencil thin to wear a pencil anything, and it's just not true. If you find a style that you love and that fits correctly (a good tailor is a must for adjusting dresses to work with your body type) you will feel absolutely beautiful wearing a pencil dress.

Here are some pencil dress inspirations:

This LBD gets an upgrade with some whimsical stitching:
 Try a patterned dress with a leather belt
 How about a pencil dress in a soft color for Spring?
 Here's another LBD embellished with some sparkle!
 Try a dress with terrific texture...
...or a wonderfully designed silhouette.

Here are some pencil dresses I personally chose for on each dress to shop!

The Pencil Dress
Dorothy Perkins, Moschino Cheap & Chic, Theory

Have a wonderful weekend and a beautiful Shabbos...

...and get some rest!

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  1. So wonderful!! Love all these dresses. I hope you & your family have a wonderful passover time!! xo

  2. Eggplant wrapped chicken sounds like something that I need to try.
    I like the light rose pencil dress - very feminine.

    Enjoy Passover with your family.

  3. Wishing you and your family a fabulous Passover! Great inspiration for dresses .. loving the soft pastel, perfect for welcoming spring... Hugs, C. (HHL)

  4. Hi Sharon! I wish you & your family a blessed Passover. :) And that book sounds fantastic! Xo

  5. Hi Sharon!!!!!
    I am a major fan of the pencil skirt!!!!!
    FABULOUS!!!!! These photos are amazing!!!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!!
    Shannon :-)

  6. katie holmes looks amazing! That dress is beyond..
    Hope you are well..and that beautiful new gran baby is doing great:)