Cuisine: American

Ambrosia
American, Dessert, Parve, Uncategorized

Ambrosia

The combination of oranges, strawberries and fresh coconut is called Ambrosia-  a term that refers to the “nectar of the Gods” in Greek mythology. It is aptly named, although the recipe has its origins in the South! The natural juices from the fruits combined with the mellow flavor of coconut […]

Quinoa Crust
American, Entree, Parve, Passover, Vegetarian

Quinoa Crust

Several years ago, quinoa started popping up on Passover tables. It is now a staple. There is kosher for Passover quinoa, quinoa flakes, quinoa flour…I’ve seen this amazing supergrain used as a replacement for rice in sushi and as a satisfying side dish for meat and fish. Quinoa itself has […]

Mini Meat Loaves
American, Entree, Red Meat

Mini Meat Loaves

These Mini Meat Loaves are perfect for a buffet or an easy family dinner. Each mini loaf is about five ounces; which is perfect for one person. Better yet- you’re not getting five ounces of meat. You’re getting some meat mixed up with a ton of sautéed vegetables and spices! […]

Chocolate Chip Brownies
American, Dessert, Parve

Chocolate Chip Brownies

Nothing like a fudgey brownie to satisfy a chocoholic! Timing is important to achieve that texture. You can use the tried and true method of inserting a cake tester in the brownies – but for these brownies, it shouldn’t come out clean. There should be not just crumbs, but moist […]

Bakar Top Sirloin Roast
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Bakar Top Sirloin Roast

Esther Benzaquen of Bakar Kosher Meat sent me two five pound roasts to prepare for my dinner party. She also sent me a smaller roast for me to practice on. Esther knew I had never seasoned or prepared a sirloin roast before; because it is not generally available to the […]

American, Snacks, Vegetarian

Puff Pastry Straws

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 […]