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A Hungry Teen Eats Manhattan

My family just returned from a 6-day spring break trip to Manhattan, indulging in all the expected tourist activities including Broadway shows with a once-in-a-lifetime backstage tour of Phantom, 5th Avenue shopping, and a gut-wrenching visit to Ground Zero. But as a family of foodies, eating was always a priority. My 16-year old son is […]

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More Sunny Food for a Rainy Day – “linear caprese” photo featured in the LA Times Food section!

Yesterday I wrote about a wonderful spring-like dish — grilled steak and arugula salad — while the rain pelted against the window and the temperature dropped into the 40s. While I optimistically wrote about spring in hopes of creating some sunny weather mojo, another sign of spring sprang up in the LA Times Food section. […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Baking Bacon via Cooking Light Magazine

No time to write a post so how about a Wordless Wednesday? Tried a new technique for cooking bacon last night that I found in the March issue of Cooking Light magazine. The pictures tell most of the story. For more wordless recipes, check out Eat the Love’s March 4 post, 5SecondRules’s March 10 post and […]

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Bake for the Memories

A Loving Tribute to a Fabulous Woman and Prolific Baker Laughter, family, friends and home-baked goods. Does a human being really need anything more to live a joyful life? Last October, my dear friend’s mother –  my most favorite cookie baker of all time –  left this world far too soon. When she died, we […]

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OMG! It’s Already Hannukah, Chanukah, Hanukkah, Channukah!

Just as we all are recovering from the procrastination, preparation, gluttony, and good times with family and friends that is Thanksgiving, Hannukah (sundown Dec. 1 thru sundown Dec. 9) is right there staring at those of us who celebrate. If you’re not familiar with the holiday, it is the 8-night Jewish Festival of Lights, commemorating […]

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Braising Broccolini – a Simple Technique, a Unique Sidedish

Braising Broccolini – don’t you just love how that sounds? I do, but what’s even better, is how it tastes. A few days ago I was putting together another last minute dinner, whizzing through the grocery store at frenetic pace trying to figure out what to buy that was quick to prepare but not a […]

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How Did Bubbe Bake It - BlogHerFood aha moment

How Did Bubbe Bake It – The Prequel

Recounting a great BlogHerFood 10 “aha” moment     In March of 2010, I wrote a post called How Did Bubbe Bake It – Part 1, exploring a sketchy recipe I had written down capturing how my maternal grandmother baked a Jewish 3-sided cookie called a hamantaschen. In the post, I promised to write Part […]

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Tomatoes all ready to roast in the oven

Tomato Time

With the grocery stores still full of tomatoes (at least in California), I’m sneaking in a post about a yummy roasted tomato sauce you can make from that last batch of home-grown or store-bought round red fruit we all love. Now that the temperature outside is cooling down, turn on your oven and try this […]

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