Peanut Butter Tart (D)

PB Tart

To make sure that I got exactly the dessert I wanted on my birthday, I made this PB Tart for myself. It’s like eating a huge Reeses’s Peanut Butter cup. It was my birthday gift to myself which I thoroughly enjoyed…especially because it’s a fact that calories […]

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Hoisin Chicken

hoisin chicken

This easy chicken dish is the recipe I turn to on those Friday afternoons when I don’t have tons of time but want tons of flavor. 2 cut-up chickens 2/3 c. hoisin sauce 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp. fresh grated ginger 1 tsp. sesame oil 1 […]

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Blue Cheese Dressing (D)

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This dressing dripping over an ice cold wedge of crisp iceberg or romaine lettuce, with some halved grape tomatoes is a great summer-time appetizer or lunch. I know that not everyone loves blue cheese, but if you do, this dressing is for you. 1/2 c. sour cream […]

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Lemon Cornmeal Cookies (P)

lemon cornmeal cookies

Not to knock cookie-jar standards, like chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin…but sometimes I want something different –this crunchy lemony cookie is yummy especially with a cup of tea. 1 c. all-purpose flour ½ c. yellow cornmeal ½ tsp. baking soda ¼ tsp. ground ginger 6 […]

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Caramel Dip (D)

caramel dip

A sweet dip is something a little different from the usual party dippin’ fare . 1/2 stick of butter global payday loan 1/2 c. packed brown sugar 1/4 c. granulated sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1 16 oz. container mascarpone 2 tbsp. bourbon (optional) In a heavy saucepan […]

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Chocolate Lover’s Bundt Cake (D)

choc lovers bundt

This cake inspires a moment or two of satisfied silence from the chocoholics I know and love. 2 c. all-purpose flour 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder 1 box of chocolate pudding mix 1 tbsp. baking powder 3/4 c. salted butter 1 1/3 c. sugar 3 eggs 1 […]

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Apple Cinnamon Tea Bread

apple tea cake

I serve this cozy-comfy-cinnamon-ey cake to my g-friends with tea, coffee, and a bit of dish. 1/2 c. butter, softened fast easy loans online 1 c. brown sugar 1/4 c. buttermilk 2 tsp. baking powder 2 eggs 1 c. all-purpose flour 1 c. whole wheat flour 1 […]

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Brie Brei with Marmalade


When approached the right way, Passover cooking can have a Top Chef quality to it: Make a delicious and flavorful meal using eggs, matzah, and marmalade in fifteen minutes or less. Go! As in quickfire challenges, a little creativity and lots of flavor go a long way […]

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Stacked Blintz Cake: A New Spin on a Shavuot Tradition


Seven weeks after Passover, just as spring begins to bloom into summer, the Jewish holiday of Shavuot (in English, “weeks”) is celebrated. It originated as an agricultural festival, marking the end of the grain harvest and the beginning of a new agricultural season when the first fruits […]

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Pineapple Upside

 Last week, in honor of our tenth anniversary Hub and I decided to throw a dessert party on Saturday after services. I gave myself the goal of 12 cakes in 3 days. I ended up with 11 and a batch of cookies. To me, those three sugar […]

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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