Archive for November, 2012

Chanukah Gelt – Homemade Made!

November 27, 2012

Chanukah is quickly approaching.  Here is our favorite Chanukah “Gelt” Cookie recipe!

Our Very Best Chanukah Coin Cookies

One tradition during Chanukah is to give “gelt”, money , to children.  The children are taught to give a portion of it to charity and to keep a portion.  Some give the children a small amount of “gelt” each night of Chanukah.  For those wishing to give “gelt” giving without actually giving money, chocolate “gelt” has been a fun way to keep the tradition alive.  


Here is another fun and creative way to give the gift of “gelt”. 



  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room  temperature
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup unsweetened  cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest (optional)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


1.       In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg; mix until well combined.

2.       In a large bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, flour, salt, and orange zest, if using. Add flour mixture to egg mixture; continue mixing until the ingredients are just combined, scraping down sides of the bowl.

3.       Scrape dough onto a piece of plastic wrap; flatten into a disk. Wrap, and chill at least 1 hour or overnight.

4.       Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Place granulated sugar in a small bowl.

5.       On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to a 1/4-inch thickness. Using a 2-inch-round cutter, cut out cookies. Carefully press each cookie into granulated sugar. Transfer cookies to sheets, spaced 1/2 inch apart.

6.       Bake until cookies are firm, about 12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Wrap in foil.

(taken from Martha Stewart)

Cyber Monday

November 26, 2012





Cyber Monday ..that’s today!!!

Use coupon code cyber at check out for 20% off your entire order but hurry, while supplies last and today Cyber Monday only!

Have You Met Peter? Peter Rabbit That Is

November 7, 2012



Have you met Peter?  Peter Rabbit that is.  Yes, the wonderful and whimsical Peter Rabbit is now available as a Zoobie Pet.  What is a Zoobie Pet ?  It is a 3 in 1 plush toys, blanket and pillow all rolled into one very lovable and squishable bunny rabbit!

Peter Rabbit, the mischievous, carrot-loving bunny from Beatrix Potter’s old-time classic, makes for the perfect cuddle buddy, a new story book Zoobie Pet. From Peter Rabbit’s cute rabbit ears to his soft blue jacket and fluffy little cotton tail, Peter Rabbit is sure to please.

Zoobies has brought Beatrix Potter’s storybook character to life. Not only is Paddington a plush toy, but also a pillow with a uniquely printed cozy coral fleece blanket zipped inside.

  • Plush Zoobie pet toy, soft pillow, and warm blanket all in one!
  • Microbead stuff head for maximum squishability!
  • Large, super-soft, printed coral fleece blanket
  • Blanket zips off/on for easy washing
  • Blanket is machine-washable, 100% polyester
  • Size: Blanket 34″ x 53″ (86 cm x 135 cm)
  • Plush toy 19″ x 9″ x 6″ (48 cm x 23 cm x 15 cm)

Pair the Zoobie Pet Peter Rabbit with the classic book, Tales of Peter Rabbit for a unique baby, toddler or baby shower gift.