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Shavuot Delights: Recipes from Dairy Made Easy

May 27, 2014, by

Just in time for shavuot comes the latest in the Made Easy series from authors Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek. Discover easy-to-prep dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert. From a 30-Minute Thin Crust Pizza to a Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream, your milchig recipe arsenal just received a welcome boost. Here are a couple of

Slice of Life: Shavuot Salads Sure to Satisfy

May 27, 2014, by

Spring is officially here and I’ve officially gained more winter weight than I care discuss. I am now officially in salad mode. I’m searching for more than iceberg but less than a salad with full fat dressing and all the fixings. Many people believe that salad is the way to go for keeping the calories

Slice of Life: Milkshakes for Mom

May 8, 2014, by

ALERT ALERT ALERT to anyone who doesn’t have a TV, read a newspaper or have Internet access and seen the ads — Mother’s Day is this Sunday. OK, before you start getting frantic, don’t worry—all is not lost. I’ve got your back on this one. You can, of course, take your favorite mom, mom figure

Recipes from South of the Border

April 30, 2014, by

These slightly-different and fun appetizer and soup recipes below are my gifts to anyone wanting a festive Mexican feast.   CORN AND BLACK BEAN SALSA (pareve) 2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) corn, drained 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained 8 Roma tomatoes, chopped 1 small red onion, chopped 3/4 cup minced

Paging Dr. Pepper

April 23, 2014, by

Every so often I decide that I want to be a vegetarian. Not a ‘give up anything that even remotely resembles meat’ kind of vegetarian but rather, an ‘eliminate meat for a while’ vegetarian. The feeling only lasts a day or two but it’s usually during that time frame when I discover some really great

Book Review: A Taste of Pesach

April 9, 2014, by

I have a somewhat distracted approach to cooking and baking–especially for chagim or other events “shehazman grama” – with severe time limitations. Put simply, I have an irresistible desire to patchke with the “want to’s” (those delectable desserts I love to make) rather than the “have to’s” (those dreaded but necessary main and side dishes).

Eggs for Pesach

April 8, 2014, by

I had the most interesting conversation with my neighbor’s 4 year old granddaughter. She explained to me that during the Seder at her Zayde’s house you find the afikomen then you eat chocolate because, according to the book her zayde got her all about the a crazy Seder in outer space, when the Jews left

Corn Bread

April 2, 2014, by

To celebrate what I hope will be the last little bit of snow this winter, I made a big ole pot of chili.  The only thing I like better than a big bowl of chili is a big bowl of chili with a side of corn bread. Corn bread is simply a quick bread (one

Sauces

March 27, 2014, by

When I was in cooking school those many many years ago I learned to value the power of the “sauce.” I was taught that there were five “mother” sauces. These five specific sauces were the basis of pretty much any and all sauce covered dishes in French cooking since cooking legend Auguste Escoffier simplified and

Fresh Herbs

March 27, 2014, by

Anytime I talk about spring and planting a garden my friends and family laugh hysterically, roll their eyes and pray for my poor plants whose fate is preordained. They know that no matter what I plant it will die. Guaranteed. I have a black thumb. That does not, of course, prevent me from trying, year