Orzo Salad with Roasted Summer Vegetables

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The perfect summer side dish: Orzo Salad with Roasted Summer Vegetables - it's light and easy to make and absolutely delicious! ***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.*** Wow, it's been a while! Things have been on the quiet side here on this blog, with some guest posts, a few really helpful roundups, and some quick and easy recipes. But I've been racing down the home stretch, getting my cookbook finished, and barely had a minute to cook, much less share a brand-new, recipe with you here. But finally, things have slowed down, my cookbook has been … [Read more...]

Over 50 Meatless Meal Ideas

over 50 meatless meal ideas

Stumped with menu planning? Here are over fifty meatless meal ideas to help you out! ***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.*** If you're familiar with Jewish customs, you're likely already aware of why I'm posting this list now. For those who aren't, we are about to enter the saddest time of the Jewish year, the nine days of mourning [over the destruction of the temple]. During those days, we follow certain mourning customs, including refraining from eating any meat or chicken during this time. For some people, that's no big deal. But for lots of … [Read more...]

Stone Fruit Cornmeal Cake

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This Stone Fruit Cornmeal Cake is bursting with fresh summer fruits and flavors, and is so easy to make! ***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.***   How happy are you that summer is finally here?  Ok, that's a trick question, because there's not really any answer except, "very!" I mean, the brutal winter we had in New York this year felt like it would never end (okay, okay, I know I've mentioned this before, but let me have this). My hatred of snow reached new heights, and pretty much the only good thing that happened this winter was that the … [Read more...]

Top Ten Recipes for the Ultimate Summer Barbecue

Top Ten Recipes for the Ultimate Summer Barbecue

Here are the top ten recipes for the ultimate summer barbecue - you need to try these! ***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.*** Whether you're planning your Fourth of July celebration, or preparing dishes to enjoy with family this summer, here are my picks for the ultimate summer barbecue recipes. From salads and sides, to mains - and even desserts, I've got you covered! Happy grilling! Sides and Salads: 1) Italian Grilled Zucchini This recipes calls for zucchini, but it's actually my favorite, go-to marinade for all grilled veggies. Try it with … [Read more...]

Mexican Skillet Chicken with Jicama Noodles

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Mexican Skillet Chicken is an easy and delicious one-pot meal! My cookbook date is coming closer and closer, and while I am wrapping everything up, I'm excited to introduce another blogging buddy today with an amazing guest post for you guys. You might remember Melinda of Kitchen-Tested from her Pastrami Wrapped Caesar Chicken post a while back, and let me tell you - the woman makes some amazing food! Melinda creates dishes with flavors and ingredients that are innovative and different...in the best possible way, such as her Quinoa and Zuchini Pie and her Pomegranate Brisket Tacos. And there's a very good chance that you've seen her genius Rainbow Hamantaschen around the internet. So go … [Read more...]

Fava Bean Falafel

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Fava bean falafel makes a delicious meatless meal. I'm so excited to introduce another blogging friend of mine today, sharing a fabulous guest post! You all know how busy I've been lately, working on my cookbook, so some of my friends have been stepping in to share recipes with you while I'm working. Today's guest post comes from Samantha at Little Ferraro Kitchen. Sam makes the most incredible world cuisine, all simplified for her blog readers. And while not everything on Sam's blog is kosher, she shares a ton of fabulous kosher dishes such as Slow Cooker Brisket and Brown Sugar Cinnamon Swirl Challah. She also shares amazing world cuisine like Korean Scallion Pancakes and Vegetarian … [Read more...]

9 Amazing Cookie Recipes Without Butter or Margarine

9 amazing cookie recipes without butter or margarine

These 9 amazing cookie recipes without butter or margarine will amaze you! It's pretty impressive how much times have changed. In the nearly four years since I started my blog, margarine (the old go-to sub for butter in non-dairy cookie recipes) has gone from totally-acceptable to something that people avoid as much as possible. Yes, I still use margarine - but only in recipes where you simply can't avoid it - like pie crust, frosting, etc. But lately, because I listen to my readers, I've been minimizing my use of margarine as much as possible. In fact, almost all of the cookie (and all!) recipes in my upcoming cookbook call for oil, not margarine, unless I simply couldn't find a way … [Read more...]

Homemade Barbecue Popcorn

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Homemade Barbecue Popcorn takes just minutes to make and tastes so much better than the commercially bought stuff!  If we're friends in real life, or even if you've ever spent any time with me, there's a very good chance you're already aware of this. For the rest of you, here's something important to know about me: I have a serious popcorn addiction. I know, I know. It's not the worst kind of addiction. It could be drugs or alcohol, or even candy bars. So...I don't really work too hard to deal with my popcorn cravings...I just keep feeding it. Lately, I've become (by mistake) a popcorn snob. Microwave popcorn? Nope. Packaged stuff? No way. I'll buy the store bought stuff, but only when … [Read more...]

Grilled Chicken Shawarma Salad

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Grilled Chicken Shawarma salad is a delicious and flavorful meal! As you all know, I'm working super hard on my cookbook right now, and barely have a second for working on recipes for you guys here on the blog. But I don't want to leave you guys lacking for new and delicious food to make, so I am thrilled to have some of my blog buddies stepping up to share some guest posts until I wrap it up. Today, I am so excited to introduce my friend Chanie from Busy in Brooklyn. If you aren't yet familiar with Chanie's blog, you're about to discover a wealth of amazing and gourmet kosher recipes! Chanie's recipes range from fun treats like Drunken Hasselback Salami, to creative twists like her … [Read more...]

Cookbook Update: Behind The Scenes and Revealing the Name!!!

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Well, it's been a while since I told you all that I'm writing a cookbook, and I figured it's finally time for a proper update. Plus, I am finally going to reveal the name - you'll have to scroll down for that! So first, let's talk about the recipes. In case any of you missed it the first hundred times I mentioned it, this cookbook is going to have desserts, baked goods, sweet things, etc. My biggest focus, while working on the book and developing the recipes for it, is to have sweets for every occasion. It's a pretty daunting undertaking  - "every" occasion, but I am really trying hard. Need something quick and easy for an after school snack? I've got you covered. Looking for treats to … [Read more...]