Chicken Pad Thai With Broccoli and Peanut Sauce

I love Thai food, and I eat in Asian restaurants as often as I can. One of my favorite dishes is Pad Thai. When I have it in a restaurant, I like to add the delicious peanut dipping sauce to it. I think it’s a winning combination, and I can never have enough of that […]

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Potato and Brisket Kreplach: Sometimes I Go A Little Crazy in the Kitchen

I have a weakness for sinful appetizers. When I saw uber-blogger Michael Ruhlman’s post on homemade kreplach, I had to make them. Kreplach is a crispy dough pocket stuffed with soft fillings like potato or meat. Think of kreplach as a Jewish wonton, dumpling, or samosa. Many cultures have their own version. I have fond […]

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Foil-Roasted Salmon with Fennel and Orange

You know you have a great recipe when the leftovers are just as good cold the next day. That’s what happened to me when I made this whole salmon dish for company last night. This dish really works well for company because you can make one large piece, and it feeds a crowd. Furthermore, the […]

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Easy Passover Macaroons: A Little Coffee Enhances the Chocolate

I have been on the hunt for a great Passover macaroon recipe. I let a room full of friends be my taste-testers, and this chocolate macaroon came up the winner. The cookie is moist, chewy, and a wonderful showcase for chocolate. This chocolate macaroon is a holiday treat that I look forward to sharing with […]

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Potato Latke Muffins: My Favorite Passover Recipe

Passover is on my mind now because I am helping to collate Passover recipes to share with other parents at our school.  These Potato Latke Muffins are a favorite in my family for Passover Seder.  The recipe was passed down to me from my Aunt Rose who emigrated from Czarist Russia.  I remember enjoying this […]

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Asparagus Soup in Espresso Cups for My Cooking Club

I made this Asparagus Soup today for my Cooking Club. I gather monthly with a talented group of women to share our passion for cooking, good food, and stimulating conversation. We take turns meeting at each others’ homes. Everyone brings a homemade dish related to a specific theme, and today’s theme was “spa cuisine.” Some […]

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Pumpkin Risotto with Peas

When it’s winter, I crave warm, comforting food. One of my favorites is this pumpkin risotto. I feel so gourmet when I make it, but it’s not hard to make as long as you can stay by the stove for 25 minutes. I love that I can make this dish in around 30 minutes from […]

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