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Crispy Veggie Salad with Crunchy Ramen, Hoisin Vinaigrette, & Omelet Spirals (P)

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This is a phenomenal  salad  with lots of  salty-sweet-savory Asian flavor, and a bunch of pleasing textures as well.  It’s great for lunch or as a light dinner.  Feel free to swap-out the veggies for whatever crispy produce you have in your fridge.  Helpful hint for busy balaboosta’s (hosts /hostess with […]

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Birthday Buttermilk Pancakes (D) with Mascarpone Maple Syrup (D)

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Nothing better than being greeted on your birthday morning with a birthday breakfast.   These pancakes are light and fluffy and completely fun thanks to the  festive rainbow sprinkles! The Mascarpone Maple Syrup is the icing on the (pan)cake. Birthday Buttermilk Pancakes 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 […]

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Dairy-Free Banana-Coconut Coffeecake with Rum-Coconut Drizzle (P)

At first glance this recipe might seem like a balagan (Hebrew for crazy mess) of words, and ingredients, and components, but please take my word for it, it is so worth it.  The texture of the cake is light and soft and fluffy.  The flavors work beautifully together, it’s  sweet, exotic, nutty, and […]

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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