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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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Wordless Wednesday (almost) – Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes

For those of you who know me personally or read my blog regularly, you’ll know that it is nearly impossible for me to be wordless. But here’s my attempt using the photo caption as my cheat. (Sneaky of me, isn’t it?) Long Wordy Caption: Ready to get in the mood for Halloween and Thanksgiving? Add […]

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Guest Post on Eating Rules! – Part of the October #Unprocessed Challenge

I originally met Andrew Wilder of the food blog Eating Rules at BlogHerFood ’10 in San Francisco. When I learned of his 2010 Unprocessed Food Challenge, we discussed the reality of a busy mom succeeding at feeding her family unprocessed food for 30 days in a row. He explained that the real goal was education and […]

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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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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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Fresh Mission Figs

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 Virtual Gathering and a Pie for Mikey

In the Jewish religion, the key message of the bereavement process is that the mourner should not be alone. The role of the community is to tend to the needs of the mourners so they can sit shiva (seven days of mourning following death). Providing food so that the bereaved do not have to cook […]

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Shell Beach

Celebrating California’s Central Coast

When you are lucky enough to live in California, occasionally you have to jump in the car and revel in the reason that you pay so much money to reside here: sumptuous scenery, beautiful beaches, wonderful weather, all accented by fabulous food and wine in one quaint or quirky town after another. On the long […]

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