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...]

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Trifles

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Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Trifles make a delicious and refreshing summer dessert! Well hello friends, it's been a while. I know, I know. It's an old story. I spend too much time here apologizing for my absence, but when I'm gone because I'm working on my cookbook, I know y'all will excuse me because it's going to be amazing and you'll all love it. Every bit of it. You know how I know? Because I am putting my heart and soul and 150% off myself into this book. Honestly. I don't remember the last time I went a waking hour without thinking about my cookbook, but I know it will all be worth it - and sooner than you think! One of the things I wanted to tell you - because all of you … [Read more...]

Chicken Packets with Spinach and Peppers {Guest Post}

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 Chicken Packets with Spinach and Peppers are an easy-to-make, family-friendly recipe that's healthy too! Over the next couple of months, as I race to finish my cookbook and get it out to you, you'll be seeing a couple more guest posts than usual, as my foodie friends step in to share recipes with you while I'm busy! Today's post is from Daniella Silver. You probably don't know her name, but you're about to. Daniella's new cookbook The Silver Platter, is due for release on May 6th. Here's the story behind the story: Daniella and I first met two years ago through Norene Gilletz, who has partnered with her on this cookbook. When Norene told me that Daniella was working on her first … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy BBQ Tofu

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This Quick and Easy BBQ Tofu recipe is flavorful, easy to make and healthy! This post is sponsored by The Soyfoods Association of North America. Thank you for supporting the brands I love that help make this blog possible. ***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.*** Did you know that April is National Soyfoods Month? Well, I didn't either until recently, but I have to say, I find it very appropriate because after Passover, when people have spent the week eating (too much) chicken and meat, it's good to have some lightened up, healthful meals featuring … [Read more...]

Doughless Potato Knishes for Passover

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Easy to make and freezer-friendly, these doughless potato knishes for Passover are a great, family-friendly side dish! ***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 can't believe I'm finally sharing this recipe here. It's a Passover staple in my family. Partly because these gluten-free knishes are so delicious, partly because they can be made ahead and frozen, and partly because they'are kinda different from the other potatoes we eat all week. But here's the thing. First, I totally didn't think you guys would want this recipe. It's not exactly a new … [Read more...]