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Korean Grilled Chicken (M)

Ugghh…chicken…   You will not hear this bored poultry lament, if you make this succulent and delicious grilled Korean chicken recipe.  Like many Korean dishes it is salty-sweet-spicy-spectacular!  Next-day  leftovers would be well utilized in a salad. 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts 1/2 onion, chopped fine 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/3 […]

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Chick Patty Parmesan Casserole (D)

A home-cooked weeknight dinner just could not get any easier than this dish, or more faux-sher… 16 oz. your pasta shape of choice 2 cups tomato sauce, homemade or store bought (divided) 8 chick patties, cut into strips 1/2-3/4 cup shredded mozzarella or parmesan 1.  Preheat oven to 350F. Boil […]

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The continuing relevance of chocolate cake

    I appraise the two chocolate cakes in their round baking pans. Taking a kitchen knife I pry the side from one of the tins,  it is rock hard. I prod the center and the knife sinks into a swampy middle. Irritation rises in my chest- and angry thoughts whisk through […]

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Fraiche New Salad (D)

This is good ol’ Bagels, Lox, and Cream Cheese reimagined as a modern composed salad.  Flavor and texture abound with every bite.  Leave out the pumpernickel croutons if you want to keep it Gluten Free. For the pickled red onions: 1 small red onion (1/2 cup), thinly sliced KindOfLife […]

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Easy Weeknight Pasta Sauce (P)

Another one of those old faithful weekday recipes.  On top of pasta with a dollop of ricotta it becomes a healthier kind of pink sauce; Hub likes it with fresh grated parmesan, olives or capers, and shreds of basil.  It’s also good as a pizza sauce. 3 cloves garlic 1/2 […]

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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