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Choco-Coco Macaroons (D or P)

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Those peel-off cans of macaroons that are so ubiquitous during the  Passover season, kinda ruined me for macaroons- until now.  Because I’m on a quest to make Passover desserts that are good enough to eat year-round (why should my sweet tooth suffer for 8 days?), I’m really excited about […]

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Moroccan Quinoa Salad (P)

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The Moroccan spices and flavors in this healthful and bright salad are pleasingly  subtle.  If you’re a Moroccan flavor-phile, by all means ramp up the spices in the dressing.  And replace a quarter cup of the chopped parsley with chopped mint.   Dressing: 1/4 cup fresh lemon […]

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Lite ‘n Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Latkes (P) with Horseradish Sour Cream (D)

If eight nights of fried delights is more than you can handle, try these  baked latkes instead. Brush the latkes with olive oil before placing them in the oven to cook, to crisp ‘em up good and commemorate the Hanukkah miracle.   Ingredients Cooking spray or olive […]

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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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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