Sweet and Spicy Maple Roasted Pecans

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These Sweet and Spicy Maple Roasted Pecans have just the right blend of flavors to keep you coming back for more! Can we talk about addictive foods? Some foods, like chocolate, are always high up there on my "I need that" list. Ice cream is on that list too. Cookies also. But when you think of foods that make it really hard for you to stop after one or two, what do you think of? Many of us think of chips. Potato chips, corn chips...mmm. Definitely don't like to stop after just one of those! But for me, the most addictive - and I mean don't-stop-till-they-are-gone addictive food is nuts. And more specifically, pecans. And even more specifically, these sweet and spicy maple roasted … [Read more...]

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad and a Review and Giveaway of Passover Made Easy

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I know that nobody really wants to think about the imminent arrival of the Passover holiday, but face it, friends. Passover is coming. The good news is that today I am reviewing a cookbook that aims to make Passover cooking easy. I know, it sounds too good to be true. But this book proves that it can be done! Passover Made Easy is a brand new book, written by the fabulous duo of Leah Schapira (or Fresh & Easy fame) and Victoria Dweck, food editor of a number of top kosher magazines, including the one I write for. The book is a project of CookKosher.Com, and actually features about a third of the recipes by a number of the members, myself included! Leah and Victoria took the recipes, … [Read more...]

Sweet and Salty Roasted Pecans

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Today on my blog I will introduce you to a different side of my cooking. This isn't my usual decadent and totally fattening dessert who's description, however vivid, is written solely based on the reviews and word of others. Nor is this a healthful recipe that I eat when trying to lose weight. No, this is my guilty little pleasure. My latest addiction, in the interest of full honesty. You may have noticed based on the number of peanut butter based treats on this blog that I adore the combination of sweet and salty. True, those treats are made so I can live vicariously (or simply fatteningly) through others, but still, I make what I want to eat. Not these. I made a batch of these and … [Read more...]