Braised Chicken with Apples

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Braised chicken with apples and sweet potatoes is a meal made in one pot, utilizing the best of fall flavors. Remember how in my last post I said that I simply can't accept that summer is over? Well that's changed. No, it's not because it's labor day as I type this. It's because I've tasted my first new-crop apple. I kind of feel like a broken record here, because this is my fourth(!) fall blogging, and thus my fourth time pointing out how crunchy, juicy, fresh from the tree apples are the best, and probably only, consolation for the end of the summer. But oh, what a consolation they are. Don't get me wrong. Peaches, plums, cherries...they're all great. But nothing like my favorite, … [Read more...]

Homemade Mango Lemonade

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Homemade Mango Lemonade is simple to make and is bursting with seasonal flavors.  I'm sorry folks, but I'm just not ready to accept that summer is nearing an end. It's hard to ignore the signs, but I'm trying my best. Pinterest is no longer filled with juicy berries and heirloom tomatoes. Family barbecues are getting less frequent, and the weather is getting cooler. But it's still august, and I'll post a summer recipe if I want to. The pumpkins can wait. So can the apples, the fall spices, the warm fall flavors. Today we can have a tall glass of homemade lemonade, served over ice. Hold on to summer, it's fleeting, but it's still here. This Homemade Mango Lemonade couldn't be simpler. … [Read more...]

15 Desserts to Make Ahead and Freeze for Rosh Hashanah

15 Make Ahead and Freeze Rosh Hashanah Desserts

Plan ahead with these freezer-friendly Rosh Hashanah recipes! Don't kill me folks! I know lost of you are still in summer mode. So. Am. I. In fact, I've got a seriously summery recipe in a day or two. But so many of you have been asking me about Rosh Hashanah menus (clearly you're much more on top of things than I am!), and obviously anything you cook or bake now will need to be frozen. So I've compiled a list of 15 recipes from my blog that would be an excellent addition to your Holiday menu - all of which freeze well! I included the links below, along with any instructions you need for freezing it. For more ideas, make sure to follow my Rosh Hashanah Pinterest board. Streusel … [Read more...]

The Side Dish: Some Things I Thought You Might Like

Like on the side: some links I love, some kitchen deals, and a review of the new cookbook The Big Flavor Grill! Hey friends. I'm trying something a little different here today. I'd love to say it's going to be a weekly series, but knowing me and how busy I get sometimes, I am not going to make any commitments. However, now that I've got a super talented assistant (I'm going to introduce her next week!), I am going to try to share more than just recipes. We'll aim for most fridays...let's see how that works out! Some weeks I'll share great kitchen deals, sometimes it's going to be cookbook reviews (maybe a few giveaways?), sometimes I will share roundups of great recipes and sometimes you … [Read more...]

Mini Caramelized Peach Tarts with Pecan Crumble Topping

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Mini Caramelized Peach Tarts are made with juicy peaches, bourbon, and an addictive and delicious pecan crumble topping! Raise your hand if you love summer fruits! Yeah, me too! Peaches, plums, cherries...it's just another reason to love the summer (and be a little sad that it's coming to an end...) Well. I couldn't let the summer end without at least one more delicious fruity recipe for you to enjoy. Enter Mini Caramelized Peach Tarts. Delicious juicy peaches, cooked with bourbon, vanilla and brown sugar. Baked on a tart. With pecan crumble on top. Because everything is better with pecans. This is pretty basic, ya know? Anyhow, my friend Mara from Kosher on a Budget moved this … [Read more...]

Grilled Corn and Pastrami Salad

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Grilled Corn and Pastrami Salad has an amazing smoky flavor, bringing together all of the best things about summer food! I'm feeling deja vu here. I know, this recipe is brand new, but I really dreamed it up a while ago. In fact, this salad was the original inspiration for this grilled chicken and corn salad. The recipes both started to run together in my head, what with the whole grilled corn (yum!) thing going on, and it's kinda confusing. Especially because my head is pretty confusing as it is, with multiple cookie recipes being formulated at any given point too. But despite the similarities between the recipes, I decided to just go for it and share this one. Mostly because...um, … [Read more...]

S’mores Bundt Cake

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Graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow...it's the flavors of summer baked into a S'mores Bundt Cake!  Even if you haven't been paying really close attention, you might have noticed how I am kinda into s'mores. My first s'mores inspired treat were my S'mores Brownie Bites, way back in my first month of blogging. I kept at it many times since then, with cookies, cheesecake, truffles and pie. I'm not alone in my love of s'mores, right? I mean, various combinations of graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows are popping up in all kinds of desserts, all over the place. Is it the nostalgia of enjoying a childhood treat that makes the flavor combination so popular? Or maybe it's … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cherry Pie and my 3 Year Blogiversary!

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Celebrate my three years of blogging with a decadent treat: chocolate cherry pie! With a layer of gooey fudge, a layer of fresh cherry filling and a chocolate pie crust to tie it all together, this is the ultimate summer treat! Three years people! That's about 2 years and 50 weeks longer than I thought I would be doing this for. Back on August 7th, 2011, when I published my first post, if you had told me that I would still be at it, three years later, I would have laughed. Out loud. This was going to be a fun little hobby that I would drop when I got bored and found a new hobby. Somehow, over the last couple of years, the whole thing evolved completely. It went from hobby into a … [Read more...]

15 Amazing Quinoa Salad Recipes

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I figure after a looong week of eating dairy and vegetarian food, you'll would be ready for something lighter, something different. I know I am! How does a fresh new quinoa salad recipe sound to you? I've gathered together 15 deliciously different quinoa salad from all corners of the web - and no meat or chicken in sight! So put one on the menu for supper tonight, save them for a nice summer shalosh seudot (sabbath meal) or simply keep this list handy for your lunch and supper menu planning! 1) Quinoa and Broccoli Salad with Asian Vinaigrette on Overtime Cook 2) Black Bean, Corn and Mango Quinoa Salad on Overtime Cook 3) Roasted Veggie Quinoa Salad on The Talking Kitchen (Use … [Read more...]

Oreo Ripple Cheesecake

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Did you know that July 30th is National Cheesecake Day? Yeah, so that's pretty much the most amazing food "holiday" of the year because, well, cheesecake. Need I say more? I know that lots of you have enjoyed my cheesecake recipes. There's my Neapolitan Zebra Cheesecake, which kinda went viral. Then there is the Cookie Dough Cheesecake, the S'mores Cheesecake, the Lemon Cheesecake Mousse...and who can forget this fabulous roundup of cheesecake recipes? If you love cheesecake the way I do (please tell me that you do!), you're going to love what I've got for you today. I teamed up with over 60 other food bloggers to bring you more cheesecake recipes than you can even dream of! Scroll … [Read more...]