Life // Passover Matza Crack

Sugar and Type Matza Crack This may be the easiest recipe ever, and I still managed to screw it up on my first try. I’m pretty notorious for not being the best cook in my family, but I’m definitely getting better!

Ingredients/materials:
2 Sheets of Aluminum Foil
1 Baking Sheet
4 Sheets of Matza, you can use the extra for “matza pizza”.

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1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2) Lay pieces of matza on a baking sheet. I used wax paper to keep it from sticking, and that was the worst idea ever. Don’t use wax paper, use aluminum foil.

3) Heat the carmel sauce in the microwave for about 15 seconds, and spread across the matza. Use a rubber spatula to spread it evenly.

4) Place the carmel covered matza in the oven for about 10 minutes – keep an eye on it, because it can burn easily. It’s ready when you see the carmel bubbling.

5) Remove from the oven and place chocolate chips on top, the chips will soften, and you’ll be able to spread them out with a rubber spatula. If you decide you need to add more chocolate, but it’s getting cold, just pop it back in the oven for about 2 minutes.

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6) Once the chocolate has melted and is spread out evenly, pour on the toppings! I broke mine up into sections, some had heath bar, some had almonds, a little had sea salt (Omg, sea salt + carmel = heaven) and some had coconut! This is one of those “grab everything delicious in your pantry”, since it’s sweet and salty, I’m sure you’ll find plenty of ideas.

7) Once you’ve got your toppings on, place the tray in the fridge for about 15 minutes, so it hardens.

8) Take it out of the fridge, and break it up into sections for everyone to share, and demolish.

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SO easy right?! I hope you enjoyed it!

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Life // Our Passover Sedar

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Happy Passover! Yesterday I shared my first ever DIY for passover! If you’re not sure what Passover is, you probably didn’t watch the Rugrats as a kid. But lets be serious, Passover is a jewish festival that commemorates the jews freedom from Egyptian slavery.  The festival lasts for seven days. In my parents house, these 7 days consist of delicious leftovers from our Sedar held on the first night. Monday night, my family gathered together at my parents house, and had a really nice Sedar. You’re supposed to drink 4 glasses of wine, and my family likes to sing covers, and play “Jewpardy”. There’s even a point where the “kids” (we’re NOT too old to play) look for the afikomen, which is a piece of matza hidden in the house, and it’s always a riot, we tear the house apart. Matza is unlevened bread (think crackers), and we eat this for the 7 days to remember the journey the jews went on when they left Egypt. They didn’t have time for the bread to rise, and so Matza was born. My families holidays are about delicious food, and spending time together, and we had a lot of fun. Look how fun our table turned out! I’m swooning over the black, gold and white china.I found the cups at a garage sale and bought all of them to match my mom’s China – she flipped! Her plates are all mismatch, they’re so fun. Sugar and Type Passover Sugar and Type PassoverSugar and Type Passover Sugar and Type Passover

If you haven’t tried Matza, try it covered in chocolate! I’ll be posting a delicious recipe soon! How fun is this depression glass my mom put her tulips in?

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DIY // The Ten Plagues Goodie Bag

Every year my mom spends countless hours getting the house and food ready for Passover. This year, I offered to take on a little more to help her out. My mom gladly gave me the task of creating the ten plagues, a tradition she created a couple years ago. She asked me to find something to represent each of the ten plagues, and that I did! I had so much fun, and I’m so excited to share my first DIY with you!Sugar and Type DIY Ten Plagues

I went to three different stores to get all the materials for this post, and there’s no right or wrong here, the point is to have fun! I made a list of the ten plagues, and brainstormed before I went to the store.

1) Blood – my family loves cinnamon, so I knew I wanted fireballs, or something similar. I went with mini red hots.
2) Frogs – I had my fingers crossed for gummi frogs and I found them! Green Jelly Beans would work too!
3) Lice – I considered using the sno-caps for this, or rice, but ended up with the tic-tacs because they’re delicious.
4) Wild Animals – DINOSAURS! Heck yes.
5) Killing of Livestock – I went with the sno-caps here because they’re black and white like cows
6) Boils – french burnt peanuts, they’re not my favorite candy, but they sure look the part!
7) Hail – white rock candy! They come on a string so I cut the sections up.
8) Locusts – I used candy bugs that have goo inside – they were gummi and delicious
9) Darkness – Licorice! My family loves licorice, but you could use a chocolate instead
10) Killing of the First Born – South Patch Kids!

After picking out the candy, I went home and separated it into piles. We had 12 people at our Sedar, so I divided the goodies among clear bags. You can get clear bags at any craft store. Since they have an open flap, I wanted to seal them closed with a sticker, so I designed something in Adobe Illustrator, and fit 12 on a page, and printed it on Avery Sticker Project Paper. I cut each circle out individually instead of printing on actual circle stickers. I’ve attached the PDF here so you can try it at home! Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing how they looked on our Sedar table!

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I can’t wait to see how you use this for your holiday! Maybe you make a similar idea for your Easter Meal! If you do, please share it with me on InstagramTwitterFacebook, or in the comments below! I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Freelance // Do it for the love

Doitforlove I recently stumbled upon Rock N Roll Bride, and knew immediately I wanted to keep this blog on my radar. The pink hair alone had me fan-girling, but then I discovered the incredible content. This post really resonated with me. Lately, I’ve been having some great conversations with fellow creatives in a similar position as mine, and we’ve had discussions about authenticity many times. When you’re trying to make ends meet by being a creative force, you have to stay true to yourself, while pushing your boundaries. You have to look forward to those client projects that serve as a huge creative challenge. While we might hate doing our taxes, or wearing one of the thousand hats, we have to embrace it, and remember it’s part of what gives us the opportunity to own our own business. I work nights and weekends because I LOVE THIS. I choose to do this, and am so lucky I am able to. Kat said “why not take a part time job to pay those bills while you pursue the kind of career you really want?”. CAN I GET AN AMEN!? Starting your own business is scary, uncertain, amazing, and a lot of work. Putting in those hours is totally worth it, especially when you remind yourself “this is allowing me to do what I love”.

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Life // Key Lime Weekend

We recently celebrated my Dad’s birthday, and I went Key Lime crazy. My family is really close, so we like to make birthday’s really special.  DSC_0033 As I walked through Wegmans as quickly as possible (it’s easy to stay there for longer than necessary) a little bag of “key limes” jumped out at me, and it was the ONLY one laying in a pile of regular limes, I was pretty excited to use them in our menu. DSC_0052 I followed this Key Lime Cupcake Recipe, and it turned out great! I garnished them with a Key Lime Slice, and of course I used food coloring to really make these pop.  DSC_0053 DSC_0056
We enjoyed my Dad’s favorites, made him a beautiful dinner, and had Key Lime Gin and Tonics. I bought my Dad a subscription to Birchbox, he got his first box and loved it! If you haven’t heard about it, they have both Men and Women boxes, so check it out! DSC_0058-2 DSC_0058 Happy Birthday Dad, We love you!

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