Maple Mustard Roasted Chicken

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Maple Mustard Roasted Chicken is an easy and flavorful dish! In case any of you doubted how much I totally love my readers, this recipe should put the doubts to rest. I totally made this chicken for y'all. You people asked me for an easy chicken dish, and this one delivers. It's so flavorful, so moist, so good...you can't even imagine. But the best part? This chicken requires 5 minutes of prep time. Maybe less. No jokes. This is actually an accidental reincarnation of an old family favorite chicken dish. I made this amazing sauce, and sliced up some onions, then a lightbulb went off in my head, and I decided to cook it the same way as my saucy onion chicken. The result was chicken with … [Read more...]

Ultimate Hamantaschen Recipe Roundup

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Get ready for purim with my ultimate Hamantaschen Recipe Roundup! I may have mentioned it once or twice or ten times but the Jewish holiday of Purim is coming. And you know what that means! Hamentaschen! Lots and lots of Hamantaschen! Sweet Hamentaschen, savory hamantaschen. Any kind, really. Well, because I love you guys, I gathered the best of the hamantaschen recipes from around the internet into one convenient list. So click on over to these delicious looking recipes, then come back and tell me what you're going to make! Traditional Hamantaschen:  Perfect Hamantaschen Guide Traditional Hamantaschen Savory Hamantaschen: Savory Deli Hamantaschen Meat Pie … [Read more...]

Pecan Pie Hamantashen

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Pecan Pie Hamantashen are a perfectly delicious twist on the traditional favorite.  Don't hate me people, but we're kinda going into Purim mode here. I know. I know. I don't want to face it either. Mostly because Passover is a month after Purim, and I really don't want to face that. But what can you do? It's all around us! Seriously, the purim mania seems to start earlier and earlier every year! I've been busy lately creating some amazing recipes for my column in Ami magazine, but today, I am sharing one of my favorites from last year's column: Pecan Pie Hamantashen! If you're one of those people who appreciates tradition, but doesn't actually love hamantaschen, this recipe is for … [Read more...]

Grilled Chicken and Portobello Wraps with Garlic Mayo

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Grilled Chicken and Portobello Wraps with Garlic Mayo are a healthy supper that's easy to make and delicious to eat! So you might have guessed, based on the (in)frequency of posts lately that I've been crazy busy. Nothing new for me, you say? Well sadly, I've found myself the kind of busy where I am cooking less frequently than usual. And that means...eating or ordering out. Not the best option when you're dieting, but one of the more diet friendly options you can usually find is a grilled chicken wrap. Problem is, no matter how healthy they say it is, you just know there's gonna be hidden calories all over the place, right? Second problem, it's painful to pay a restaurant to … [Read more...]

Chocolate Crepes with Strawberry Filling

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Chocolate Crepes with strawberry filling, topped with ice cream, make a perfect special-occasion dessert! Wow. It's been a while since I last posted a recipe here, huh? Good thing it was a good one, amIright?  Well today's recipe is an awesome one too. It's one that I developed because I totally listen to your recipe requests. One request I had gotten all the time is "please post cookie recipes that are made with oil!" (As opposed to margarine or butter.) So I did. Another request I get all the time: to post recipes for a beautiful dessert, perfect for special occasions. Well, it don't get more beautiful, more perfect for special occasions than these delightful Chocolate Crepes. … [Read more...]

My Weight Loss Journey with Start Fresh: Conclusion + 6 Weight Loss Tips

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When I originally set out to blog about 2 months of weight loss efforts with Start Fresh, I was worried about it on so many levels, but here I am, blogging about the conclusion of those two months! (And make sure to scroll down for 6 weight loss tips!) And the final result: I'm so happy that I chose to share this journey with you. The support I received from all of you, here, on the blog, on facebook, on Instagram, via private email, etc. I'm happy to be down 17 pounds, and I will continue to lose now that this has been completed. So many of you have shared advice with me, supported me, that I thought it would be nice to share some of what I've learned in the last two months. 1) … [Read more...]

My Weight Loss Journey with Start Fresh: Week 8

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As I get ready to start the final week of my second month of my Weight Loss Journey with Start Fresh, I'm excited that I lost weight again! Yep, I lost another pound, for a total weight loss of sixteen pounds! While one pound isn't tons (and I will definitely have to step up my exercise game this coming week...) I'm stoked about losing 16 pounds. Slow and steady wins the race, right? 16 pounds is amazing. It's smaller clothes. It's people telling you that you look great and lost so much weight. It's self confidence and improved health. 16 pounds is an accomplishment, and I am so happy that Start Fresh has helped me get there. 16 pounds of weight loss is an accomplishment, and I want to … [Read more...]

S’mores Pie

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  Gooey Chocolate in a graham cracker crust topped with marshmallow frosting - S'mores Pie is the ultimate in easy desserts! A couple of weeks ago, I wanted to make a special treat for a special occasion. But I was tired. So I had this whole internal debate - should I make a fancy dessert, or should I skip the special occasion and go to sleep. Back and forth, back and forth. I was just too tired to do anything fancy. And before you ask, no, a simple dessert just wouldn't cut it. Then finally, I came up with the (obvious) solution. Make a dessert that looks fancy, but is actually pretty simple to make. Perfect, right? So I came up with this s'mores pie. Super easy, but I mean, … [Read more...]

Roasted Red Pepper Dip

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Roasted Red Pepper Dip is easy to make, is healthy and the perfect party dip! Raise your hand if you love dips. Shabbat challah and dips go together like...peanut butter and jelly? My personal favorite has always been hummus. I like the dips full of mayo too, like creamy basil dip or creamy eggplant dip. But then I went on my diet, and couldn't quite indulge in endless amounts of hummus or mayo based dips. (Who should, really? So calorie dense!) So I started making my mom's old classic - roasted red pepper dip! Here's the thing though. I grew up enjoying it, not as a healthy dip, but just as one that my siblings and I enjoyed. It wasn't until I was an adult on a diet that I realized … [Read more...]

My Weight Loss Journey with Start Fresh: Week 7

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Another week of my Weight Loss Journey with Start Fresh and the results are in... That's right! I lost another 2 pounds! I'm down a total of 15 pounds, and, as you can imagine, I am thrilled! But really, I am much more thrilled to have lost two pounds this week than I normally would be. Y'see, I was off from work on a mini vacation this past week. And anyone who's ever struggled with weight loss knows that a break in routine can be tough on a diet. Even worse, vacations are notorious diet killers. Eating in restaurants really isn't ideal for diets. But the framework of Start Fresh helped me maintain my weight loss and come out at the other end of my vacation feeling like a million … [Read more...]