OMG! Yummy Recipes and stories that nourish and satisfy Thu, 08 Sep 2016 17:00:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 36595977 I Came to my Senses … at IFBC Thu, 08 Sep 2016 17:00:10 +0000

How I came to my senses when I attended a “blind” olive oil tasting at the International Food Blogger’s Conference in Sacramento California.]]> 8 9284
Out Standing in the Field Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:16:12 +0000

An idyllic day at Miguel Ramos’ Watsonville strawberry farm followed by an all strawberry lunch enjoyed with fellow food bloggers at Ella’s at the Airport, all sponsored by the hard working California Strawberry Commission.]]> 6 9215
Apricot Apple Matzo Farfel Kugel for Passover Tue, 19 Apr 2016 18:06:09 +0000

Inexplicably, the most popular post on my food blog is an apple matzo farfel kugel recipe from 2013. I like to think it’s popular because of its in-depth analysis of what works and doesn’t work in a kugel recipe and of course, the recipe itself. But to be honest, it’s probably because of a dearth of good, moist, […]]]> 6 9178
Orange Olive Oil Hamantaschen for Purim Mon, 21 Mar 2016 21:08:21 +0000

No matter what filling you prefer for this traditional 3-sided hamantaschen cookie, this orange-scented olive oil dough will be the perfect wrapper.]]> 8 9135
Chocolate Babka: Tasting Jerusalem February 2016 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 22:13:45 +0000

Chocolate babka or krantz cake, is a brioche-like chocolate-studded bread that is making a mainstream comeback – in kitchens and bakeries everywhere!]]> 12 9099
Let Us Eat Cake: Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:00:19 +0000

Let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day, my blog’s 6th anniversary, and my daughter’s 18th birthday with a chocolate bundt cake with cream cheese frosting. Milestones call for cake and this recipe, inspired by a lovely layer cake from the Merry Gourmet, is my idea of a perfect moist, decadent but not dense chocolate cake.]]> 12 9006
Spicy Korean Meatballs with a Gochujang Glaze Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:11:30 +0000

These Spicy Korean Meatballs are ideal as a simple midweek meal or a crowd-pleasing Super Bowl snack. They are hearty, spicy, sweet, and tangy. If you haven’t already tried the Korean spice paste, gochujang, this is a great introduction to it and you’ll be happy to have it in your pantry.]]> 18 9035
Rose, Cardamom, and Pistachio Snowballs: A Simple but Exotic Holiday Cookie Wed, 23 Dec 2015 14:24:55 +0000

What happens when Betty Crocker meets the flavors of Middle Eastern cuisine? Rose, Cardamom and Pistachio Snowballs, that’s what! A simple yet exotic holiday cookie you can enjoy all year long.]]> 12 8905
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower with Pomegranate Two Ways Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:40:02 +0000

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower with Pomegranate Two Ways adds flair, flavor, and fun to your holiday dinner table. Easy enough for a weeknight, spectacular enough for your fanciest holiday gathering.]]> 9 8848
Thanksgiving Basics: Homemade Turkey Stock Sun, 22 Nov 2015 15:18:58 +0000

Add layers of flavor to your Thanksgiving meal with homemade turkey stock. Easily prepared ahead, this is one staple you must stock for the big day!]]> 6 8802