Recipes with Peas

September 18, 2015, by

The pea is just about the most perfect food to get your really young children interested in finger food that’s good for them while simultaneously being perfect for them to flick at their siblings. Peas are great sources of vitamin A, C, thiamine, foliate, iron, and phosphorus and one pound of peas in a pod

Cooking with Rhubarb

September 18, 2015, by

Rhubarb is a vegetable that acts like a fruit, but no matter how you serve it, it’s always a treat. It’s available year around in the freezer section, but it’s best in the spring when it’s one of the first veggies of the season. As pretty as it looks and as easy as it is

Panini Recipes

September 17, 2015, by

Simply put, a panini is a grilled sandwich that is usually made in a specialized two sided grill that squashes the bread together to make it look pretty. If you don’t have a “Panini maker” or a George Foreman Grill (or a facsimile thereof) don’t panic. A panini can be cooked in a preheated ridged

Oreo Cheesecake

This is far and away the best Shavuot recipe I have. It is very rich but if cheesecake is your once a year indulgence, this is the one to go all out for. Enjoy! Oreo Cheesecake 2 cups Oreo cookie crumbs (about 20 cookies) 2 tablespoons butter, melted ¼ cup brown sugar 2 lbs. cream

Gather Around The Grill

September 17, 2015, by

The incredible aroma of food cooking on the grill is a sure-fire way to spark your appetite. Here are some ways to sneak some nutrition onto the plate the next time everyone gathers around the grill. Make burgers with lean ground beef, veal, chicken or turkey. Add finely minced carrots, celery and onions to the


September 17, 2015, by

Tortillas are at the heart of many Mexican dishes and they can be made of flour (more common in northern Mexico) or corn/maize (the more traditional kind most common in southern Mexico). Tortillas can be served alongside a meal like bread, fried as chips and served with salsa or baked for enchiladas, fried for tacos

Drink Your Fruit

It’s smoothie season again. Here are some easy favorites to get your day started – or for any other time in fact. Peach-Mango Smoothie: ½ cup sliced peaches (frozen or fresh) ½ cup mango pieces (frozen or fresh) ½ cup peach or mango nectar 2 teaspoons sugar 1 (6 ounce) container peach or vanilla yogurt

Baby Spinach with Sundried Tomatoes and Feta

Here is a nice, fresh, summery recipe. It tastes delicious and since it is spinach, you feel virtuous while you eat it! 2 teaspoons minced garlic 4 (6 ounce) bags baby spinach 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, chopped 2 teaspoons balsamic

Scalloped Potatoes

September 17, 2015, by

As a rule of thumb, a scalloped potato recipe is layers of thinly sliced potato slices layered with cheese and/or butter. Once you finish layering the potatoes and whatever else, milk or cream is poured over the concoction and then you top it off with even more cheese or breadcrumbs. Some recipes call for the

Recipes with Beer

September 16, 2015, by

Most American, English and German beers are considered kosher. However, some stouts and flavored beers do require certification. Beers fall into three different categories: lagers, ales (the difference between them is the type of yeast used in fermentation) and specialty beers. The four main ingredients for most beers are water, malted barley (or wheat), hops

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