Homemade Instant Chicken Noodle Soup (Guest Post)

Homemade Instant Chicken Noodle Soup

Your kids' favorite supper - made easily at home: Homemade Instant Chicken Noodle Soup! ***Before we start – have you signed up for my email newsletters? You’ll get new recipes, cooking tips, menu suggestions, kitchen deals  – and more! Click here to signup.*** I'm so excited to bring you a guest post today from my friend Chayie Schlisselfeld.  You may not know this, but in addition to taking photos for my own blog, I'm a freelance food photographer - I take photos of food for various uses, from commercial (advertising and packaging) to editorial (magazines and cookbooks). My favorite photography client is Chayie, who writes a recipe column in Ami Magazine (yep, that's the one I … [Read more...]

Orange Glazed Orange Cookies

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Bursting with orange flavor and boasting an incredibly chewy and melt-in-your-mouth texture, these orange glazed orange cookies are about to become your new favorite! This post is for my sister, Sarah. Don't worry, the rest of you guys can read along. You see, when Sarah got married a couple of years ago and moved to Israel, I went from seeing her almost daily, to seeing her...once or twice a year. And then she had a baby, but I didn't get to meet my adorable niece until she was about ten months old. It was tough...missing all of her early milestones. Phone calls, photos, even videos - it just isn't the same. It's a big world, and even with technology making it smaller, family … [Read more...]

Butternut Squash Tomato Soup

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Thick, filling and hearty, this Butternut Squash Tomato soup is great winter comfort food.  ***Before we start – have you signed up for my email newsletters? You’ll get new recipes, cooking tips, menu suggestions, kitchen deals  – and more! Click here to signup.*** Looking to start 2015 off with some healthy recipes? Looking for warm, comforting recipes to get you through the cold winter? Looking for easy recipes that taste great? Love soups of any sort? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I'm here with your new favorite recipe: Butternut Squash Tomato Soup. So, we've been through this before: I. Love. Soups. I know it's not a new story, which is why it's … [Read more...]

Top Ten Recipes of 2014

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Wow. Seriously, just...wow. How else can I describe the last year?   I've said it before, but I'll say it again. I never imagined I would stick to the whole blogging thing. I thought it would be another one of my two-week hobbies, destined to go the way of all the fads before it. But you guys showed up, so I stuck around, and I'm so grateful for that. I see the numbers...well over 100,000 different people are visiting this blog every month. I can see on my stat tracker how page views in 2014 were more than double those in 2013. I see photos that you guys submit, I interact with you on social media, but it still boggles my mind when I am shopping in the grocery store and a … [Read more...]

Chocolate Sour Cream Donuts

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Chocolate Sour Cream Donuts have a perfect texture and fabulously chocolatey taste - making the ultimate fried treat! ***Before we start – have you signed up for my email newsletters? You’ll get new recipes, cooking tips, menu suggestions, kitchen deals  – and more! Click here to signup.*** Are you sick of fried food yet? Sorry guys, but that's a real quick question. See, if you tell me you're not sick of fried food by the sixth night of chanukah, I'll probably think you're nuts. But if you are sick of donuts, that means you might not want donuts and latkes and...um, donuts. latkes. You can't be sick of those yet, right?! Well good news. It might be a trick question but I … [Read more...]

Mac and Cheese Latkes and a Chanukah Blog Party and Double Giveaway!

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Mac and Cheese Latkes are crispy and golden on the outside, soft and cheesy on the inside, and perfection in every bite! ***Before we start – have you signed up for my email newsletters? You’ll get new recipes, cooking tips, menu suggestions, kitchen deals  – and more! Click here to signup.***  (Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the rest of the party recipes and to enter the giveaway!) "Oh my gosh," I exclaimed. "Oh. My. Gosh." My brother, who was around, came into the kitchen to see what I was up to. "What's going on?" I couldn't really answer him though - my mouth was....kinda stuffed with the most delicious latkes I ever invented. Let's backtrack for a minute. People … [Read more...]

Air Fried French Fries and an Air Fryer Review and Giveaway

Air Fryer Review: Air Fried French Fries

Air Fryer Review - can fat free french fries taste as good as the real kind? ***Before we start – have you signed up for my email newsletters? You’ll get new recipes, cooking tips, menu suggestions, kitchen deals  – and more! Click here to signup.*** Scroll to the end of the post for a giveaway! I first heard about the concept of an air fryer a couple of months ago, and was kinda intrigued. But as Hanukkah approached, and frying is weighing (hehe, excuse the pun) on people's minds, loads and loads of my more health conscious readers have been asking what I thought of air fryers. Do they work? Is air-fried food as good as fat-fried food? Well I couldn't answer these questions … [Read more...]

Brown Sugar Donut Cookies

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These adorable donut cookies have all the fun and looks of a fresh donut, but without all those calories! ***Before we start – have you signed up for my email newsletters? You’ll get new recipes, cooking tips, menu suggestions, kitchen deals  – and more! Click here to signup.*** I have a love-hate relationship with donuts. And I have a feeling you do too. Everyone's gotta admit that there are few things more delicious than a fresh, delicious, fluffy donut. Whether you like yours filled with jelly, custard, caramel, or something else, or whether you like yours with a hole in the middle and topped with a silky glaze, you have to admit: donuts are awesome. But donuts have their … [Read more...]

Top Ten Gift Ideas for Cooks and Foodies

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I know it's a little late for this, but I get so many questions about which tools are good in the kitchen, that I decided it's about time to share a list of my top ten kitchen gift ideas. I've got a wide range of prices here, so whatever you're looking to spend, there's definitely something on this list that you'll afford - and your family and friends will love. I'm a practical person - I enjoy gifts that folks will actually use. So...here are my top ten suggestions of gift ideas for cooks and foodies in your life! What's on your gift wish list?! 1) Pasta Machine - there's really no comparison between store-bought, dried pasta and the homemade variety. If you know a serious foodie … [Read more...]

Spiralized Latkes

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Prepare for Hanukkah with Spiralized Latkes - they're the funnest, yummiest and best texture you'll have this holiday! ***Before we start - have you signed up for my email newsletters? You'll get new recipes, cooking tips, menu suggestions, kitchen deals  - and more! Click here to signup.*** With Chanukah rapidly approaching, there are a couple of things on everyone's mind - namely, latkes and donuts. Well I don'tya all worry. I've got you covered with amazing new Hanukah recipes - from latkes to donuts - and more! If you're gearing up for a big celebration, you should start with these latkes, then come back soon because I've got a bunch more treats coming your way! Every now and … [Read more...]