My first memory of Schmaltz is of Annie Mae stirring the fat and skin on top of the stove and then pouring it into a jar to keep for my Great Uncle Bob. He came for dinner every Friday night and exclaimed: “Gloria, bring me some Schmaltz.” I would scamper […]
You can make these Puff Pastry Straws out of store bought puff pastry made with butter or the non-dairy variety made with margarine. I usually make them non-dairy so that I can serve them with a meat meal. It doesn’t get easier than slightly rolling out the defrosted pastry, sprinkling […]
To call Guacamole a “dip” is not doing it justice. Sure it’s great with chips and crudités; but you can use it in so many other ways as well. Top off a burger (veggie, meat or turkey)with it. Spoon it over your taco filling. Spread it on toast. Guacamole is […]
These almonds are irresistible. You will love it when everyone thinks you bought them and you proudly announce you made them yourself! Note: Using a long handled wooden spoon is important. The sugar syrup becomes very hot and you should keep your hands as far away from the heat emanating […]
These spiced pecans are so addictive, I have to triple the recipe whenever I make them. They tease the appetite with cocktails and satisfy the end of a meal as dessert. Nothing wrong with them as a quasi guilty snack either!
Called Skordalia in Greece, this dip is easy to make and completely addictive. Enjoy it with pita wedges and crudites. Prep time: 20 minutes
This Summertime hors d’oeuvre couldn’t be more simple. You can use any type of toothpick or skewer you like. Mozzarella and Tomatoes are always perfect together. Add blueberries for the Fourth of July or just because they’re delicious! Chilled Rosé or white wine make it a real celebration!
Candied pecans are easy to make and so delicious. Enjoy them as candy or as a garnish for soup or salad! Prep time: 5 minutes
Plantain Chips are crunchy and delicious on their own; and are also healthier than potato chips. Eat them as snacks or pulverize them and use as a coating for fish, meat or vegetables. They make a great substitute for matzah meal on Passover. Prep time: 15 minutes
A garlicky crunchy treat! Prep time: 15 minutes