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Berry Special Food Memories

June 27, 2007, by

I love berries of all sorts, but blueberries are my absolute favorite. Blueberries are considered a “super-food” because of their health benefits. They’re packed with phytonutrients, anthocyanins and other gigantic words that are used to describe the small, but mighty blueberry. But the best thing about blueberries is their fabulous flavor and the special memories

Sumptuous Summer Fare

June 15, 2007, by

When most people think of summer, they think of cold soups and barbecues. Here are some of my favorite summer recipes, most of which don’t require much cooking. Gazpacho 10 servings Perfect for the summer, this popular cold soup made with raw vegetables can be made as spicy and as colorful as you’d like. It

English Trifle and Tiramisu Sponge Lady Fingers

June 5, 2007, by

Here is an easy recipe. Ingredients: 1½ cup chopped strawberries ½ cup sugar ½ cup sherry 2 cup heavy cream, whipped (or pareve whipped topping) 3 cup custard, cold 7 whole strawberries & mint leaves (garnish) Instructions: Put sponge cake or ladyfingers in small pieces in the bottom of a glass serving bowl, and around the sides if

Shavuot: A Dairy Delicious Feast

May 10, 2007, by

Shavuot is the festival that commemorates the receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. It is customary to eat dairy dishes, especially sweet ones such as cheese blintzes and cheesecakes, which symbolize the sweetness of the Torah. Blintzes are a traditional treat because they also represent the shape of the Torah. Other traditional dairy dishes

Thick Kichel

May 6, 2007, by

I did some searching and found this recipe which looks like it might be good for you. Try it and let me know. It calls for a very hot oven so be careful. Ingredients: 3 eggs 3 Tablespoons light vegetable oil A pinch of salt 2 Tablespoons sugar About 2 cups flour, or more Instructions: Preheat

Ashkenazi Cholent Recipe

May 4, 2007, by

Ingredients: 1 lb. cubed stew meat 3 to 4 potatoes, cut up 1 to 2 cups cholent mix ½ cup to 1 cup barley 1 large onion, coarsely chopped Salt, garlic powder & paprika to taste Instructions: Soak beans and Barley overnight Saute’ the onions till lightly brown. Add the cubed meat and saute’ until medium done

Cholent Alternatives: Shabbos Meatloaf

April 16, 2007, by

Here is a Meatloaf recipe I came across. Just to let you know, there are many Crock Pot cook books out there that have some great ideas for you. You might want to check them out. Shabbos Meatloaf? Hey! Why not! 4 to 6 servings Ingredients: 2¼ lb. (1 kg) ground beef 1 onion finely

Favorite Passover Non-Gebrochts Desserts

Passover desserts are always a challenge, especially those that are made without any matzo products and still taste delicious. Here are some terrific desserts from some of my favorite cookbooks (including my own)! These Passover desserts are too good to pass over! When I asked cookbook author Gil Marks to share one of his favorite

Pesach: An Annual Nutritional Challenge!

March 22, 2007, by

Over twenty years ago, Nechama Cohen suddenly began to exhibit severe symptoms of diabetes. “Although I had to do some very rapid nutritional research and it was very hard in the beginning, I always say that my diabetes is a blessing. “I was forced to confront the sheer reality that I was responsible for feeding

Salmon Gefilte Fish

March 16, 2007, by

Ingredients: Fish Stock: Head & Bones from a whole salmon 1 onion, peeled 2 carrots, chopped roughly 1 parsnip, chopped roughly 6 black peppercorns ¼ cup white wine Salmon Gefilte Fish: 1 lb. salmon fillet, skinned and cut in chunks 1 small onion, peeled and quartered 1 small carrot cut in chunks 1 small parsnip, peeled,