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Savory White Bean Dip (P)

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This dip/spread is a great alternative to hummus.  I love it on a toasted bagel.  It’s great with pita chips as well. Sometimes I’ll have it in a wrap with salad greens and veggies for a quick and healthy lunch. Savory White Bean Dip/Spread 1 cup chopped […]

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Salami & Eggs Fried Rice (m)

Salami & Eggs Fried Rice (M) 2 teaspoons canola oil 4 oz. salami (1 cup) sliced into 1/4 inch pieces and then quartered 2 eggs 5-6 cups prepared rice (white or brown) 7 tablespoons spicy brown mustard 2 tablespoons honey 2 teaspoons sesame oil 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/4 cup soy […]

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Chocolate Pudding (D)

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This recipe belongs in a chocolate’s greatest hits collection. It’s smooth, rich, creamy, and comforting. It was love at first spoonful when we first had it at the Hominy Grill in Charleston, SC. Determined to make it myself, I gladly bought the cookbook and slightly adapted the […]

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Pimento Cheese Shmear Y’all….! (D)

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They call pimento cheese the pate of the South. This Northern version adds cream cheese and a kosher dill to make it a great shmear for your bagel. 6 oz. cream cheese, room temperature 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese 1 […]

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Pot Roast

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This is my version of Yankee Pot Roast. It’s a great one pot meal, and just the thing to curl yourself around on a cold and dreary winter’s eve. 2 tbsp. canola oil nopros.eu/index/ 1 3lb. chuck roast Salt and pepper 2 cups vegetable or beef stock […]

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Smoked Fish Hash (D)

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This is a hearty smoked fish and potatoes brunch dish. Serve with a dollop of horseradish-caper sour cream for even more flavor. Or if you prefer: one cup of sour cream mixed in with ¼ cup freshly snipped dill. 2 tbsp. butter1 tbsp. vegetable or canola oil […]

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Hoisin Chicken

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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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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