Battle of the Blintz Returns – Russian Grandma’s Recipe Prevails!

Last year, my brave and kitchen-savvy teenage son challenged his uber-talented Aunt Sharon to a blintz-off for our annual break-the-fast meal on Yom Kippur. It ended in a tie with Sharon’s crepes taking the lead but my son’s filling getting top nod. In case you aren’t blintz-aware, a blintz is a cheese-filled pancake usually pan-fried […]

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Braising Brisket – Perfect for Fall and Rosh Hashanah

To be honest, I was not really looking forward to fall – colder weather, school carpools and homework, waning daylight – and then I remembered how much I love braising. Braising is a cooking method that involves long slow cooking of various kinds of meats in some type of liquid. If you love your slow […]

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‘Baking with Dorie’ iPad App and Great Grains Muffins

Almost one year after I wrote this post OMG iPad! – Tempting Technology in the Kitchen, I received an email about testing out Dorie Greenspan’s new iPad baking app called Baking with Dorie. In my original post, I predicted that the iPad would bring exciting countertop functionality into our kitchens, but I didn’t anticipate the appearance […]

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French Fridays with Dorie

French Fridays with Dorie: Creamy, Cheesy, Garlicky Rice w Spinach

It’s been a while (May 13) since I cooked with the wonderful group French Fridays with Dorie. But along with my usual late-to-the-party Saturday arrival, I’m changing up the ingredients and method this week as well. Dorie Greenspan’s recipe – creamy, cheesy, garlicky rice with spinach – is filled with fascinating background on the French and […]

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Prosecco-braised and finished with apricot bacon bbq sauce on the grill

How to Grill Perfect Baby Back Ribs

If you’re like me, you were pleasantly surprised when you remembered we’re heading into a 3-day Labor Day Weekend. So what are you going to do with that extra 24 hours you just gained? How about enjoying the last warm days of summer outside with your grill and some family and friends eating these yummy […]

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Don’t Forget the Figs!

While we revel in the last days of summer before the daylight dwindles and the school stress soars, it’s hard to miss the plethora of peaches at the farmer’s market. And you wouldn’t want to miss them but while you eat your peach pie – Don’t Forget the Figs! And if your idea of a […]

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A Mitzvah for Mikey’s Family

A Pie for Mikey, Part 2 As if the food blogging community’s ability to organize and bake wasn’t impressive enough as exemplified by the social media phenomenon of #apieformikey, this week another #hashtag has shaken up the Twitter stream even more than the East Coast earthquake: #afundforjennie. A Mitzvah for Mikey’s Family Not to rest […]

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