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Tasty Tuesdays: Mini Chicken Pot Pies (M)

This pot pie has tons of great flavor and a bit of heat due to the blackening spice used to season the chicken.  Recipe yields approx. 30 mini pies, or, 2 x 9″ pies, if you prefer a more communal pot pie experience. 4 boneless, skinless chicken […]

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Thanksgiving’s Greatest Hits

  This Thanksgiving I allowed myself to experiment and  mess around with several recipes I’d been thinking about for a while.  It is tough to put aside the reluctance that comes with the possibility that the dishes might not work , or, flop spectacularly.  Added to the mixing bowl […]

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Lite ‘n Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Latkes (P) with Horseradish Sour Cream (D)

If eight nights of fried delights is more than you can handle, try these  baked latkes instead. Brush the latkes with olive oil before placing them in the oven to cook, to crisp ‘em up good and commemorate the Hanukkah miracle.   Ingredients Cooking spray or olive […]

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Sandy & A Trip To Texas

I prepared for Sandy’s arrival by searching unsuccessfully for D batteries, stocking up on canned goods and other non-perishables, and baking a Banana Peanut Butter Crumble Loaf.  The electricity cut out at 4:00 on Monday afternoon,  I responded by swinging into Survivalist Cook mode and stirring up […]

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Glossary

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