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Chocolate Mousse Tart (non-gebrokts, gluten-free)
March 22, 2013 | 3 Comments

I found this recipe in Susie Fishbein's "Passover by Design". The series of cookbooks is quite lovely; I envy the cast of contributors who make the books so attractive. The photo of the mousse tart stopped me with mouth watering chocoholic desire.I have never baked chocolate mousse so ... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Oven Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Fingers
December 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

These chicken fingers are yummy. I'm not usually a mustard or breast meat fan. I love these. The mustard is subtle combined with olive oil and honey. Panko crumbs add a crunchy texture. Tag lines come to mind: "finger licking good" but that sounds redundant, "nobody can eat just o... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Ultra Fabulous Batter-Fried Chicken
December 26, 2011 | 1 Comments

It's the end of the secular year and, in addition to closing out my books, I'm looking at my many photos of food not yet uploaded to this website. Too many fried latkes and doughnuts later, I'm looking for Chanukah appropriate recipes to post that don't require me cooking (and eating... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Dutch Apple Pie
September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Yom Kippur ended a few hours ago. Just as there are those who immediately do some token gesture toward building the sukkah, my thoughts turn to apple pie. I love apple pie in the sukkah and always make sure that I make my own "personal pan". Giving birth to Aviva quite a few years bac... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Curried Vegetable Empanadas
October 28, 2012 | 5 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, we started serving a 4 day marathon of meals at a local hotel. The first evening's buffet reception boasted an array of foods representing our diverse Northwest cuisine. From my urban perch, I can see Thai, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Japanese and Indian food eateries.... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Perfect Pie Dough
February 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

I'm guilty of having a very small repertoire of pie doughs I use in my baking, whether sweet or savory....as in one; this one. This is a recipe from "Baking with Julia" that came out in the late 1990's. It is fabulously simple as it handles easily. There are a few tr... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Easy to Work Empanada Dough
October 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

I first made empanadas last spring, using a black bean and green plantain filling to great reviews. My most recent curried vegetable empanadas are fabulous. Both are encased with this wonderful dough recipe. The dough is super easy to handle so shaping is a breeze. The egg yolk in the... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Mom's Old-Fashioned Potato Salad
July 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

So, while making this potato salad for my sister's birthday party, I'm making four other salads; the ones posted along with this recipe. I opt to use Russet potatoes since that is what mom always used. They take forever to cook. Multi-tasking, I pull them off the heat, drain them and set the... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

New Potato Salad with Cucumber and Fresh Dill
July 10, 2011 | 2 Comments

I love this potato salad. It is another of James McNair's, from his "Fish" cookbook. Tender new potatoes and handfuls of fresh dill scream summer time. True, it has a mayonnaise based dressing but I don't scare easy. What's mayo but oil and eggs? Most salads have oil dress... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Fresh Blueberry and Peach Tart
July 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

It's the 4th of July weekend. Here in Seattle, we know the bluest and most clear skies are on July 5th. The city empties as citizens with time and resources make their annual pilgrimage to hush-hush favorite locales offering a splice of sunshine. Yesterday, Shabbat, clear and beautiful teases on... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Can't Eat Enough Guacamole
May 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Guacamole and chips, I love guacamole and chips. It is so incredibly simple to make and even more simple to buy ready made when you're in a pinch. Either way, can't do Cinco, Seis, or Siete de Mayo without it. While making this Mexican inspired meal tonight, I thought of the 2nd Avenue Deli ... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Nanaimo Bars (Dairy or Pareve)
March 29,2011 | 0 Comments

Supposedly, this bar cookie originates from Nanaimo Island located somewhere off Vancouver Island here in the Northwest. If so, it must be because a creative cook had cabin fever as none of the ingredients are indigenous to the region. The bar consists of 3 layers; the base of graham crackers, cocon... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Old-Fashioned Apple Pie
February 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Apple pie is very simple to make; especially when using the pie crust recipe from Baking with Julia. Growing up, pie was always challenging...will the crust turn out? Will it be too dry and crack, or too tough? I discovered this particular recipe when the book came out in 1996 and have nev... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

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