Rosh Hashanah. The Jewish New Year. This time of year conjures up so many memories and images: New shoes and new clothes for the holiday. Apples and honey. Pomegranate seeds. New fruits. Blowing shofar. Time with family. Time with old friends, and often, making new friends. Good times for everyone, right? Well, almost everyone. Holiday time can be very stressful for the person (let’s be honest – usually the “woman of the house”) who has to cook all that food for all those people. And this year is an added exception: 2 days of Rosh Hashanah + 1 day of Shabbat = never ending preparation for this three-day-fest. By the time the holiday begins, most of us are ready to drop. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We can bake our cake and stay up long enough to enjoy it too.