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Refreshing Strawberry Cooler

September 4, 2014, by

Catch the last breeze of summer with this cold and healthy cooler! Strawberries are easily and readily available in the summertime, and contain antioxidants, vitamin C, manganese, and phytochemicals thatare good for body and skin health. With the addition of lemons this drink packs additional vitamin C and potassium, along with apple juice concentrate that

Chi-this: Chia Seeds are Kosher, Healthy, and Easy!

June 11, 2014, by

Chia seeds are a tiny, nutrient packed boost to add to your veggies, baked goods, cereals, smoothies, and more. We all know Chia seeds are healthy. Do you eat them for their: High amount of fiber? Vitamin content (calcium, phosphorous, and manganese)? Antioxidant and omega-3 properties? Regardless of the reason, we’ll tell you how to

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: 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