Quick and Easy Fried Rice

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Quick and Easy Fried Rice is a yummy side dish that takes just minutes to make!   Excuse me for a minute while I go all nostalgic on you here, but I grew up with this dish, so it's really exciting to share Daddy's Quick and Easy Fried Rice and Eggs with you all. My father made it all the time when I was growing up - and it's no wonder! If you have leftover rice (or you can make extra rice when making some for a different dish) you can transform it into a yummy side dish.  My father used to do it as a real spur-of-the-moment thing. "Oh look - leftover rice from supper? Let's make lunch for tomorrow!" With just a few minutes of prep and simple ingredients, this is bound to become your … [Read more...]

Skinny Iced Vanilla Latte

skinny iced vanilla latte

Indulge yourself without too many calories or spending too much money with this Skinny Iced Vanilla Latte! Why, you might be wondering, am I posting a summery-looking, iced drink - NOW - just as the heaters are coming on, the sweatshirts are coming out of the closet, and the days are getting shorter and colder. Well, let me assure you, I have a very good reason. Well, maybe it's not very good, but I do have a reason. I love cold drinks. Summer, spring, winter, fall. It doesn't matter what the temperature is, I love my iced tea, my ice cold soda, and even my coffee is better over ice. Besides, I know that after a ton of holidays and way too much fattening food, many of you are probably … [Read more...]

Tomato Basil Brisket in White Wine Sauce

Tomato Basil Brisket

Tomato Basil Brisket cooked in white wine sauce is really delicious, and totally different! If you're one of my Jewish readers, you're probably kinda bored of holiday food. Rosh Hashanah, then the first days of Sukkot...the food feels like it never ends...am I right?  Well today I'm sharing a totally different brisket recipe. It's one I came up with when I needed something different to serve, so I feel it's pretty appropriate to share today, while you are probably contemplating food for the rest of sukkos. If you're done cooking, no fear! Tuck this gem of a recipe into the corner of your brain, and pull it out the next time you need a delicious roast recipe. And if you don't have a … [Read more...]

Roasted Sesame Broccoli

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Roasted Sesame Broccoli is a quick, easy, and tasty side dish! The way I've always cooked for holidays like Sukkot is to prepare all of the freezer-friendly dishes well in advance, then last minute, I prepare some veggie sides, which don't freeze well. If you're looking for quick and easy veggie sides to add to your Sukkos menus, I've got just the thing for you: Roasted Sesame Broccoli. When I originally made this dish, I set out to make my Honey Glazed Garlic and Ginger Sugar Snaps. I know, it's quite a stretch to get from there to Roasted Sesame Broccoli, but let me tell you how that happened. My sister asked me to make a vegetable side dish for Rosh Hashanah (I was her guest). I … [Read more...]

Fried Cabbage Wontons

cabbage wontons

Fried Cabbage Wontons: crunchy on the outside, a savory cabbage filling, and a delicious honey-soy dipping sauce! I first made these a couple of years ago. I don't remember exactly how long it's been, but it was long enough that when I was at my sister's house for Rosh Hashanah, she pulled out a plate of cabbage wontons and mentioned it was my recipe. I was like, what? Then I remembered this delicious appetizer, and knew I had to share it with you guys! Also, my sister said she didn't think I'd mention her if something she served me over the holiday would inspire a post on my blog. Well it did, and here I am. You can all say hi to my sister - who's an excellent hostess but happened to … [Read more...]

Wishing You a Sweet New Year

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I know you're all probably busy in the kitchen, getting together your last minute dishes for Rosh Hashanah, but I hope you have a couple of minutes (seconds?) to read my new year's greeting to you. :) It's been an amazing year here on my little corner of the internet - and I owe it all to you - my lovely readers. I feel like I have tens out thousands of friends (whom I haven't met yet;), all over the world, and that makes me the luckiest girl in the world. Thanks for reading, and stick with me - because this coming year is gonna be even better! Wishing all of you a shana tova, a kesivah v'chasima tova, and a happy and sweet year full of the most amazing (and delicious!) things! -Miriam … [Read more...]

Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling

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Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies are perfect for fall: soft and cake-y cookies with cream cheese filling in the middle! I don't have much to say today. Or maybe I have too much to say? All I know is that I'm exhausted, thinking too much about food - holiday food in particular - and it's not even Rosh Hashanah yet. I love hearing from all of you, seeing pictures of the recipes you're making from this blog, advising you on menu plans, etc. And it leaves me wondering...are you all exhausted too? Do you feel the burnout yet? Or does the thought of having your freezer stocked with all the holiday food you could ever need keep you going? Well either way, I really hope there's room for one more … [Read more...]

White Chocolate Pomegranate Tarts

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White Chocolate Pomegranate Tarts are a dainty little dessert with a burst of fresh flavor! So, let's take a little poll here. Who's sick of me talking about Rosh Hashanah recipes? I know. I know. First there was the list of 15 desserts that you can make ahead and freeze for the holidays. Then I shared a new chicken dish that's got both apple and honey in it (I know, it's a perfect chicken recipe for Rosh Hashanah!) followed by an amazing new apple biscotti recipe. Well I aint' done yet, so stay with me folks. Today I'm moving away from the apples for a bit, and instead I'm sharing a pomegranate recipe. I love the combination of white chocolate and pomegranate, and these tarts … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Apple Biscotti

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These Cinnamon Apple Biscotti are full of amazing flavor and are easy to prepare thanks to an exciting new product! These make a perfect Rosh Hashanah dessert!   Note: this is a sponsored post on behalf of Muzon Foods. Thank you for supporting the brands and products that I love!  Updated to add availability in Brooklyn. Other location info coming soon. You all know how much I love apples, and love putting them into recipes. (In fact, I just mentioned it in my previous post!) Well you probably also know how much I love to bake, and to try new baking products. I've been known to roam up and down the baking aisle of my local grocery stores, looking for inspiration in the various … [Read more...]

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...]