Cookbook Review: Mob Veggie

Ben Lebus has food in his blood. He grew up with a father who ran an Italian restaurant and learned cooking early in his life with intensity. In college, Ben saw firsthand the challenges college students face in creating good meals on their own: They don’t have time...

Lemonata from Tel Aviv

It is the warmest January in 141 years. I’m not running around in shorts, yet, but I do look longingly in my snowshoes handing in the basement. It’s not that there hasn’t been enough snow to use them. There hasn’t been snow, period. I pass my time now getting ready...

Cookbook Review: Meal Prep Plan

You will like this book. More importantly, you will use this book. It is clever and smart and a tool to make your week easier. Everybody eats. Every day. Well, most of us. Suzi and I are foodies and we love to cook. But even we need a break from the kitchen. Trying to...

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Roasted or raw? What do you with your tomatillos. Raw tomatillos in a salsa make for a sharp tang. When roasted, the tomatillo flavor is deeper with more “spread” across your mouth instead of that immediate sharp tang. And, making salsa with raw tomatillos is faster....

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Classic Rugelach

Rugelach is a Jewish treat that has now penetrated deep into American cuisine. Most supermarket bakery counters have an array of these treats waiting for you to taste. Soft dough, sweet filling. One...

TBT Cookbok Review: Holiday Cocktails

    It is January 3rd. The holidays are over. Right?  Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. The real holidays are the NFL playoffs that extend into the Super Bowl in February. Will you be drinking? Then...

Christmas and Eggnog, oh, What Eggnog

For Christmas and New Years you need a holiday beverage of distinction. Here it is. I’ve posted this before, and I will again. This is the best, the very best eggnog you will ever have. Forget...

Glazed Cranberry Orange Scones

“I have cranberries. I want scones. Find a recipe.” Thus commanded my wife. It was a pleasant command. She knows how to bribe me. I went to the web and quickly found this recipe with an extra...

Chocolate Chip Graham Sandwich Cookies

I’ve posted today a review of The Cookie Collection. This is the first recipe in the book. And to me this was reason enough to carry the book home and begin baking. Here the iconic American cookie,...

Cookbook Review: The Cookie Collection

If you see The Cookie Collection in a bookstore, you’ll want to pick it up. That typography, heavy sans serif on a slant, will capture you eye for sure. The sandwich cookie on the cover is going to...

Cookbook Review: Hello, Cookie Dough

In retrospect, I suppose I was being cruel. My elderly grandmother would bake cookies and as a kid I would help her. She’d count the baked product and be puzzled, “I’m supposed to have 48 but there...

Stuffed Date Appetizers

I think I tried eating a date when I was ten or eleven. I did not like it. Sixty years later, I’m changing my mind. Suzi and I needed to bring a “lite” appetizer to a holiday party. We knew they...

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