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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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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Loaf (P)

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Pumpkin has its moment in Autumn.  The height of its popularity is around Halloween-time when it finds its way into lattes, sweets and goodies (now overflowing from the candy aisle: Pumpkin Spice– kisses, M&M’s, marshmallows, covered pretzels, candy corn).  As well as into the baked-treat banquets of Pumpkin Spice donuts, brownies, cookies, cheesecake. Pumpkin is a seasonal star […]

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Kimchi Stuffed Cabbage (M)

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  That point where Autumn begins to mellow and cool  is exactly when comfort classics start to sound like the perfect idea.  The time for a big bowl of flavor that’s as substantial and well-seasoned as the burnished leaves outside.  Stuffed Cabbage wasn’t part of my mother’s repertoire, but I would have it at my friends house on Sukkot, aka Feast of the […]

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Taim Israeli Dog (M)

I never really thought much about hot dogs until I read  “Roadfood” by Jane and Michael Stern- the true diner, drive-in, and dives experts.  From it I learned that every region in the US has a signature dog.   I decided to broaden the scope this National Hot Dog Day and make a hot […]

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Mother’s Day Sweet or Savory Pancakes

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Perfect for breakfast or brunch, these pancakes are sure to please mom! Give a look at the recipes here cipro lower immune system

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Matzah Pizza

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Jewcy.com: Delicious for Pesach or year-round, these pizzas convert the bread of our affliction into a platform for fun flavor, pleasing color, and a variety of textures. Read more on Jewcy

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Kalbi-Galbi (M)

Not sure of the correct pronunciation or spelling of this barbecued Korean beef dish, but I know  for sure that this is a delicious recipe to make on the grill at any outdoor summertime event.  Serve on a bun stuffed with Korean Cukes and sriracha for extra layers of contasting sweet-sour-spicy-salty […]

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Not Your Bubbe’s Passover Chicken

The respective flavors of my parents’ mixed marriage were never more apparent than during Passover. Usually the holiday dishes of my mother’s Ashkenazi upbringing dominated the dining room table, but during Passover, my father’s Iraqi heritage reigned full-flavor. Every Passover my parents, brothers, cousins, uncles, aunts would […]

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Not Your Bubbe’s Passover Dessert: Mini Macaroon Berry Tarts

Baking for Passover is a lot like building a kitchen, that is, it can be difficult and scary if you deviate from the plan. The process requires some imagination and flexibility, and a little faith and hope can go a long way. My kitchen has been under […]

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Kuku Sabzi French Toast (D or P)

I’m kuku for Kuku Sabzi, and you will be too once you try this savory french toast recipe! Kuku Sabzi is a beloved Persian herb frittata. Adding thick slices of leftover challah to the herbalicious egg batter is a great savory Sunday brunch twist.  Sprinkle with Feta […]

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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