Banana Bread with PB Crumble (D or P)


I’m not going to lie, this recipe requires a few bowls.  But if you can get past that, it’s  pretty easy. It combines the made-for-each other flavors of banana and peanut butter (and chocolate, if you choose).  It also offers a variety of textures: crunchy topping and […]

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Lahmagine Pizzas (M)

I describe Lahmagine as a Syrian meat pizza, or,  meatza pizza.  Ground lamb is the more authentic  ingredient, but if you are not a fan-of-lamb, ground beef works fine too. 1 lb. ground lamb or ground beef 4 cloves of garlic, minced 1 red onion, diced 1 […]

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Chocolate ‘n Cookie Booky Party

  Once upon an overcast mid-Autumn day, in a bright and whimsical cookie bakeshop in the heart of New City, there was a cookie girl and a cookbook girl.  After assiduous plotting and planning between the two, the day finally arrived for Le Grand Cookbook Fete . […]

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Salami & Eggs Fried Rice (m)

Salami & Eggs Fried Rice (M) 2 teaspoons canola oil 4 oz. salami (1 cup) sliced into 1/4 inch pieces and then quartered 2 eggs 5-6 cups prepared rice (white or brown) 7 tablespoons spicy brown mustard 2 tablespoons honey 2 teaspoons sesame oil 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/4 cup soy […]

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Chocolate Covered Book Launch/Hybrid Sunday Night Dinner

Chocolate Bark

So the day arrived.  Book Release Day.  I spent all last year working on and adjusting the recipes during the day, and  finding the right words for the copy at night.  Throughout it all  whenever I needed a break, I would imagine how great it would feel […]

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Bissel (bis-sul)Yiddish: A bit, a little.
B'Tayavon (be-teya-von) Hebrew: Bon Appetit! Enjoy (in reference to a meal/dish)
Faux-sher Food (fo-shure) Rachelese: Kosher food in disguise. The minute Judy bit into the krab kake she was a fauxsher food fan.
Taim (tay-yim) Hebrew: yummy, delicious
Zetz (zets) Yiddish: smack