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Fall Chicken Salad

Well….the holidays have come to an end (for now) and the washing machine has been viciously spinning for the past 24 hours. Im pretty sure my body still thinks it’s getting fed two insanely large meals a day because I’ve made a generous dent on the new goodies I stocked up on. I can’t say […]

Pumpkin Apple Soup

I’ve always viewed pumpkins as either a purée in a can for pie or as a decoration. I couldn’t imagine peeling one to make into a soup. Too much work and orange hands. Yuck. Then I saw these cute ones at the grocery store. That got me thinking, this can’t be so hard to peel…and […]

Lotus Babka

  I had no idea why everybody was stuffing their suitcases with this lotus stuff from Israel. How good could it really be? Is it truly the pareve equivalent of the decadent Nutella? Then people got smart over here. They starting importing it. I finally got my taste- or shall we say 1/4 c full? […]

Parsnip and Sunchoke Soup

This creamy, velvety soup is a comforting addition to any meal. Sunchokes taste slightly nutty, and they pair well with the earthy parsnips. I love using beef jerky as a garnish to any creamy looking soup—it’s so delicious! The sunchoke is also known as a Jerusalem Artichoke, although it has absolutely no connection to the […]

Moroccan Chicken Tagine

Moroccan cuisine always intrigued me because of its stark contrast to American cuisine. I love the flavors of dates and dried fruits in savory dishes. We did a lot of tagine recipe testing over last winter resulting in some really delicious and comforting stews. Hopefully this dish will get even the biggest Ashkenazi (like me) […]

Homemade Apple Cider

We’ve really taken to picking fresh fruit & veggies this summer. My daughter is finally old enough and we can’t deny that we love having a haul of super fresh produce to start the week. A few weeks ago we headed to the apple orchards and picked 13 Lbs of apples!! A little ambitious I […]

Peach Blueberry Bourbon Pie

Juicy peaches. Barefoot. Blueberry stains on your hands & face. Oh summer! How I wish you would never go! I love the abundant summer fruit. So much that often I forget we’re only three people and we really don’t need that much produce! So I pie’ify it! I added bourbon because always add bourbon when you […]

Chicken With Figs and Olives

I love to make exciting fancy dinners. Sometimes. The problem is, it usually leaves me with a whole pile of dirty pots and pans with a trail of herbs and paper towels on my counter and mysterious bits of food sticking to the floor. That, I do not love. Not one bit. The best part […]