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Nicole’s Lemon Mushroom Chicken

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You know how there are recipes that are like mesorah? They are handed down and passed around… and recreated and tweaked along the way. Like the ubiquitous cranberry crumble or carrot muffins or crunchy cabbage salad. These dishes appear on everyone’s table, and we love them. Everyone has a different version and...

(Brussels) Sprout-ing New Tastes

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You are what you eat, right? It’s no wonder that children have such an aversion to things like broccoli, asparagus and Brussels sprouts. Why would anyone want to eat something green that smells weird, reminiscent of sweaty socks?

The child in me hated Brussels sprouts.  Thankfully I was able to overcome that childish stance and eat one, and since then my tastes have matured.

For such a small and unassuming vegetable cooking these took a long time for me to master.  Scores of Brussels sprouts later, I’ve finally figured out the way to enhance their sweet flavor so that even the people who think they’re gross find themselves taking seconds. One cruciferous vegetable conquered...

That Is One Hot (Dog) Chanukah Menorah

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Abeles & Heymann and koshermoms.com have gotten together to share some fun and delicious ideas for Chanukah this year. You can substitute regular Abeles & Heymann hot dogs with uncured hot dogs or their low-fat and low-sodium varieties. Here’s the edible menorah recipe. Enjoy!


 2 packages Abeles & Heymann franks*1 package/roll of frozen puff pastry dough1 egg, slightly beatenSesame seeds for toppingKetchup/spicy brown mustard for flamesCookie sheet lined with parchment paper



Let the dough thaw slightly on the counter or in a microwave on its recommended setting, just enough to loosen the dough from the plastic backing. Cut eight franks in half as your...

Sabich: The Ultimate Israeli Sandwich

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Sabich—no idea what it means, but years ago I saw it on a menu in a restaurant in Hollywood, Florida. An Israeli, Middle-Eastern style restaurant, of course. I had no idea what it meant, but the description sounded delicious—fried eggplant, hummus, slow-cooked hard-boiled eggs, boiled potatoes, salad, amba (don’t get me started on amba! Yum!) and for those who like spicy, add some zhug. Or a lot of zhug. All of this would be stuffed in a pita.

So, I ordered the sandwich. I was mostly embarrassed for mispronouncing it and being corrected by the waitress who looked at me like I was an idiot. It was ok. The sandwich, I mean.

Although I’ve been to Israel dozens of times (and...

Put ‘Our Table’ on Your Table

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Reviewing “Our Table: Time-Tested Recipes, Memorable Meals,”

By Renee Muller, Artscroll/October 2016.

No matter how many cookbooks you own (and I own many), when a new one comes out you are filled with anticipation and hope. Hope that this one will give you new ideas for your Shabbat and Yom Tov table, or even for a weekday meal. So you go buy it. Sometimes the book delivers, sometimes not. Well, back in September, I was lucky enough to be given a copy of “Our Table: Time-Tested Recipes, Memorable Meals” by Renee Muller, a visually stunning, coffee-table-quality cookbook. This is no surprise given Renee’s expertise as a food stylist.

When she was a columnist at Whisk...

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