Sweet Potato Pasta and a Review + Giveaway of Dairy Made Easy!

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Sweet Potato Pasta has a unique and exciting flavor, making it a great change from the usual. Recipe part of a review of Dairy Made Easy. The dynamic duo of cookbook writers, Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek are back again with the fourth book in their Made Easy cookbook series, Dairy Made Easy.  As I mentioned in previous reviews (See my reviews of Passover Made Easy, Starters and Sides Made Easy, and Kids Cooking Made Easy), the authors are good friends and colleagues of mine, and I am in total admiration of their knowledge of food, their creativity passion for food, and above all, their ability to put forth a creative and exciting cookbook. I'm so excited to have the opportunity … [Read more...]

Nespresso VertuoLine Review: The Best Cup of Coffee I Ever Had

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Nespresso VertuoLine review: it makes perfectly delicious coffee at the press of one button! You know that blissful moment when the first cup of coffee touches your lips? Yeah, I live for that moment. A couple of days ago, just at "that" moment, I exclaimed, "wow, my coffee is so good today!" I thought for a few seconds, then I amended my statement. "Well, actually, it's amazing every morning...ever since I got my Nespresso machine!" Image courtesy of Nespresso Before I go any further, I am going to be really clear here. The awesome folks at Nespresso have sent me a machine free of charge, for a review. It was particularly exciting, because this is a machine I've had my eye on for … [Read more...]

No-Bake Coffee Cheesecake Mousse Trifles

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Coffee Cheesecake Mousse Trifles are a delicious and no-bake dessert that looks beautiful and comes together in minutes. Y'know what's super hard? Being on a diet. Y'know what's harder? Being on a diet and making delicious dairy treats for shavuos that you can't eat. But you know what's even harder than that? Being on a diet, making delicious treats, and tasting just one bite to make sure it's amazing enough for your magazine column...but stopping there. Taking one bite and no more is seriously the biggest test to a dieter's willpower in the history of dieting. Especially when you're making treats as exciting, delightful and enticing as the ones I'll be sharing in my magazine column (in … [Read more...]

Grilled Chicken in Mustard Sauce

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The best supper is the one you can make in minutes! Quick and easy grilled chicken in mustard sauce will become your new family favorite! People often ask me how I became a cook, baker, and most importantly, a recipe developer. Every time, without hesitation, I answer that it boils down to my mother and her creativity in the kitchen. I’m sure that if I had grown up in a house where my mother followed recipes without experimenting at all, that I wouldn’t have ever attempted to experiment, and eventually start creating my own recipes. It’s funny though, that while I completely credit my mother’s creativity for my own kitchen accomplishments, I’ve developed a completely different style in … [Read more...]

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies Without Margarine or Butter

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Perfectly chewy and delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies without margarine or butter! I couldn't just let you keep subbing oil in chocolate chip cookies when I knew that if I put my mind to it, I could come up with a recipe meant for the oil - that's far better than simply subbing. Well ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to say that I've done it. These cookies are perfect. Chewy. Delicious. And they are made with no margarine. No butter. Just oil. You're welcome. {I know. This is super short. I feel like I should apologize for not being more chatty, but y'all know how overworked and overtired I am! Anyway, I promise there will be more chit chat coming up. Soon. Well, soon-ish. Don't … [Read more...]

22 Simple Supper Recipes to Make Tonight

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If you're stumped with menu planning, here are 22 simple supper recipes to make for supper tonight! You all know how much I love you guys, right? Seriously, my readers are awesome. Every one of you. You also know how much I listen to your comments, right? Like when you ask me for cookies without margarine, so I give you awesome options like Coffee Crinkle Cookies. Or when you ask for healthy muffin recipes and I give you so many choices! Well, one of the things I hear from you all most often is that you need supper ideas. Not Shabbat. Not holidays. Not parties. Just simple supper ideas that you can make...tonight. Well I try to provide those recipes as often as possible (I have a … [Read more...]

Lemon Sticky Buns

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A bright and fresh twist on a classic favorite, Lemon Sticky Buns are the perfect treat for breakfast or dessert.  Whew. We made it. We're safely on the other side of Passover. Another year, another week of meat, chicken, eggs and potatoes. Admittedly, I'm ready to buckle down on the diet and kinda avoid desserts right now, so if you're with me there, you might not want to keep reading. Seriously. When I think of the ultimate non-passover dessert, it's gotta have yeast in it. Pesach is a time of no yeast, right? So real proper chometz has gotta be a fluffy, yeasty delight. Now, you might remember that Cinnamon Buns are my all-time favorite, ultimate weakness. Doesn't matter what … [Read more...]

Barbecue Beef Ribs with Homemade Mole Barbecue Sauce

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There's a secret ingredient in these barbecue beef ribs that makes them the most succulent and tasty ribs you'll ever eat! Allow me to introduce you to my family's favorite holiday dish. Dessert? Nope. It's meat. Ribs, to be precise. No jokes. Not only do I make the best ribs in the world, but my family would probably revolt if I would try not making them for a holiday. Many have you have probably tried my ribs with homemade bourbon barbecue sauce. Smart of you - those are amazing! But bourbon isn't kosher for Passover, so I decided I had to come up with a version that I could make on Pesach. Enter my secret ingredient: cocoa powder. Yes, I am totally serious. With all the Passover … [Read more...]

Passover Mocha Crepe Cake {Gluten Free}

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Mocha Crepe Cake is the most elegant and delicious Passover dessert - you'll never believe it's gluten free! I feel like we need to talk for a couple of minutes about how much I've always hated Passover desserts. Maybe it's the lack of ingredients. Maybe it's the lack of equipment. Maybe it's just the lack of time. Or maybe I really need to step out of my comfort zone more. But what can I say. I prefer my cookies and cakes with flour. If it were up to me, I wouldn't make up new Passover dessert recipes. But I write for a magazine, and when you have a steady recipe column, you don't get to pick and choose the holidays that you like more. So every year I grit my teeth and work on recipes … [Read more...]

Award Winning Turkey Veggie Meatloaf

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Turkey Veggie Meatloaf is a quick and easy, kid friendly supper that will sneak those veggies into your menu in the most delicious way! Remember the big Hanukkah recipe contest I hosted with CookKosher? Well. I know that I should have posted the winner a while ago, but life got overwhelmingly hectic, and lots of other things got in the way. But today is finally reveal day! The contest asked you to post your best recipe to CookKosher.Com's ever-growing database of kosher recipes, submitted by home cooks just like you. There are two winners of this contest. One will have their recipe featured in an upcoming cookbook as part of the "Made Easy" cookbook series, and the other winner … [Read more...]