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Winter Sangria (P)

Superbly Sippable is how I describe this wonderful concoction.  Always a delicious hit! The dried fruit in this sangria absorbs the alcohol like a sponge.  You were warned….   ½ cup dried apples general public prefers short ½ cup dried cranberries or dried cherries ¼ cup brandy 3 tablespoons […]

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Korean Pickled Cucumbers

6-8 Persian cucumbers, washed, and sliced into 1/4″ rounds 24 hour payday loans las vegas nv 2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 cloves of garlic, minced 2 teaspoons guchugaro powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup rice vinegar 2 tablespoons sesame oil toasted sesame seeds, […]

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Smoked Salmon Patties (P) with Egg-Caper Relish (P)

5/30: This recipe is  a cross between a latke and a seafood cake or patty.  It is also a fantastically flavorful way to utilize leftover salmon.  The egg-caper relish is really just a tricked-out über yum version of egg salad, it is not essential to the success of this dish- […]

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Tzpectacular Tzatziki

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  I maintain that a shmear of tzatziki would even make an old shoe taste amazing….This stuff is so great that I’ve been known to eat spoonfuls of it like yogurt (which is what it is).  On  crackers, or as a dip for veggies or chips it’s a dreamy snack.  Dollop it on grilled fish and […]

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French Onion Melts (D)

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  1 teaspoon olive oil oni.co.uk/Live/wp-includes/clear loan 2 large onions, cut in half and sliced  into thin half-moons title loans ohio 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar 1 tsp. fresh chopped thyme (optional) salt and pepper, to taste water or vegetable stock 4 slices […]

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Matzah Pizzas and Beyond….(D)

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When it comes to matzah, it’s all about the toppings.  Matzah pizza is a standard, that definitely gets me through the matzah munching blues.  Here are a few ideas to jazz up your matzah pizza creations and concoctions.  Get creative and mix and match, chase the flavor […]

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Ivrito’s: Hebrew for Nacho’s (P)

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As the name suggests this is a middle eastern take on nachos, based in part on a couple of salads in Claudia Roden’s very awesome cookbook The New Book of Middle Eastern Food. The flavors and textures of this multilayered dip says Salatim to me; the salad and dips part of […]

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Superbowl Sunday Highs and Lows

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Today was a great eating day.  The tastes ran from blini, caviar, and smoked fish engagement party finger-food to down-home-and-dirty Superbowl tucker.  I have to submit my complete delight for the late- afternoon  party I visited. There, a blini bar was found, stocked with bottles of ice cold vodka, coin-sized blini’s, layers of […]

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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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Sour Cherry-Brie Mini PopTarts (D)

This is a fabulous 3 ingredient appetizer that will make you look like a kitchen genius. These mini-pop tarts are super simple,  elegant, fun, and scrumptious!  Plus they look so cute when piled up on a platter.  This is a recipe that you can get crafty with: go ahead 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