9 Days Recipe Round-Up & Preview for Upcoming Cookbook Review!

Ice cream.



Mmm milk chocolate ice cream!

There are countless dairy items that make eating a meat meal always a challenge for me. My husband and I follow the Kosher dietary restriction of holding six hours between eating meat and dairy. I don’t think of myself as someone with commitment issues, but when it comes to eating meat, those six daunting hours always get me! Why is it that just after an amazing hamburger, I alwaysalwaysalways want chocolate. Or ice cream. Or anything dairy.

So, having said that, I’m not one to really feel the sacrifice of forgoing meat for the Nine Days. My husband on the other hand… When I reminded him this specific time frame would be starting Sunday evening, he immediately sought to rescue our leftover Shabbos dishes. Schnitzel sandwiches immediately happened. Miami ribs were not to be left behind. We went out and bought steak. Sunday dinner was pretty epic (followed by 6 hours of “can I have this ice cream bar yet?”).

So now that these days are upon us, I find myself trying to figure out as many creative dinners as possible. First, French onion soup and veggie cheeseburgers. Last night breakfast nachos. When I say those were a huge hit, it’s an understatement. Which got me thinking… at least once a week we have my favorite – breakfast for dinner. Whether it’s pancakes, scrambled eggs or a brunch spread of bagels and lox and more, it’s one of our favorite go to meal options!

Speaking of favorites… remember Lindsay Landis? Her Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook, was my cookbook of the summer last year. I have yet to try a cinnamon roll as good as her cookie dough stuffed cinnamon rolls. And the cookie dough stuffed French toast… hmm I think I just figured out what I’m having for dinner tonight!

Anyhow, the amazing Lindsay has released another cookbook! I was super lucky to receive a copy of it a little while ago but with moving and the wedding and everything happening at once, I never paid it the attention it truly deserves (although upon receiving it we did immediately make the Sunny Side Up Burgers – c’mon you’d wait to try that one out?!).

Oh the name of this epic book?

Breakfast for Dinner.

Because Lindsay Landis gets me. Anyone whose interests reside in stuffing everything with cookie dough and then turning breakfast into dinner, exceeds legit best friend levels. 

Come back soon for a review of this incredible cookbook and in the meantime – GO OUT AND GET IT! It’ll make the Nine Days more bearable for steak and rib loving husbands!

Meanwhile, here are some Itsy Bitsy Balebusta recipes, perfect for menu planning this week!

Tuna and Potato Casserole


  1. Breakfasts for dinner are among our family's favorites.


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