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Roasted Tomato Sauce: Big Flavor, Little Work

Roasted Tomato Sauce is so easy to make and a true revelation in flavor – it’s perfect for summer tomatoes and makes mediocre off-season tomatoes shine too.

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Chocolate-covered Matzo with Toasted Nuts and Sea Salt

Whether you celebrate Passover or not, hurry to make this chocolate covered confection. The combination of crispy matzo, crunchy toffee, and rich chocolate topped with nuts and sea salt turns an otherwise bland cracker into a tasty confection that is so simple to make.

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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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Why I Love Blogging and Strawberry Jam

I’ve been so busy orchestrating our summer adventures and the kids’ changing schedules that I’ve barely had time to cook, let alone write blog posts. But the other morning I received an email from a friend and it reminded me why I love blogging and strawberry jam. So here comes a post, time crunch or […]

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Update on The Fearless Baker Cookbook Giveaway – One Copy will be Signed!

After emailing with Emily Luchetti, she has graciously agreed to donate one of the two books for my giveaway and it will be a signed copy! In addition, Ms. Luchetti is conducting a survey related to her new cookbook and if you fill it out, she is entering the participants in her own drawing for […]

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Spinach and Bacon Quiche: French Fridays with Dorie on Friday!

Well, I did it. I made the French Fridays with Dorie recipe before Friday and posted about it on Friday. This really is Friday the 13th – strange things are happening. But here’s something even more amazing: I made a tart dough from scratch and it worked. If you’ve been reading my blog for a […]

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