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Fig-Port Brie (D)

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Easy-cheesey-diviney-winey.  In this simple and straightforward recipe dried figs get plumped up in reduced Port wine syrup, and then are lusciously drizzled over a wheel of warm and oozing creamy brie.  Serve with crackers, sliced baguette, or fresh fruit.   Every bite is a luxurious symphony of flavor and texture. 1 1/2 […]

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Lemon Blueberry Maddies (P)

Here’s an American and dairy-free spin on a French classic.  One of these days I’m gonna substitute the lemon for orange and the blueberries for mini chocolate chips, et le voila- Choco-Orange Maddies! 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour small business bad credit fast loansdirect lender no credit […]

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Madeleines (D)

My parting gift before I leave for my much anticipated trip to Paris.  These beautiful little tea cakes are  très facile to make.    The madeleine molds that give these treats their distinctive shape and design are not that difficult to find, I got mine at Target.  They taste like mini […]

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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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Crunchy French Toast

Crispy-crunchy on the outside, soft and fluffy within- I made this recipe with the memory of the delicious French toast I had at Norma’s on my taste buds.  It’s a great thing to do with challeftovers. But enough words, now for some flavor: 1/2 cup crushed cornflakes, about 1 cup 2 […]

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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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Chocolate Sesame Cookies (D)

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These cookies are unusually delicious, pleasingly tender, and completely cool-looking.  They’re  deeply chocolatey with a warm and nutty edge thanks to the sesame seed coating . These cookies are more bitter-sweet than super-sweet due to the  cocoa powder mixed into the batter.  If you prefer your cookies on the unabashedly sweet side, leave […]

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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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Apple Spice Donut with Dulce de Leche Glaze

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Who doesn’t love a donut to dunk in their morning joe?  Heck, a  fresh homemade donut is great for just about whenever!  This cake donut is subtle in its sweetness and spice, but the caramel glaze is over-the-top awesome in it’s warm and gooey sweetness.  Serving suggestion: […]

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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