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Smoked Trout Pot Pie with Horseradish Caper Sauce (P)

I started working on this Thanksgiving  Smoked Trout Pot Pie around  Rosh Hashana* time.  Because planning ahead naturally  increases the chances of a recipe piece being  published.    I worked it over a few times, parvadapted*  a popular pie dough recipe so that there would be a from-scratch option for those who want it.   Now I flinch when I think about my carefully constructed pitch to ___________magazine, in which I offered the line: this recipe […]

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Maple Cranberry Pear Donut Cobbler (P)

Originally I put this Maple Cranberry Pear concoction in puff pastry, and offered them as dessert pop tarts for adults.   But as Thanksgiving approaches I decided it would be the perfect base for a cobbler-type dessert, easier too!  And the donuts-as-topping? C’mon who doesn’t love donuts? And Kinnikinnik […]

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Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Onions (P)

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I love this dish.  I love it so much I made it three times in one weekend.  It is adapted from a recipe in Fine Cooking magazine which always has great and do-able recipes. The onions are sweet and slippery and have a slight tanginess to them, which is in pleasing […]

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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