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{Recipe} Starbucks Style Passionfruit Lemonade Iced Tea

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I have a little problem. I’m completely addicted to Starbucks Passionfruit/Lemonade Iced tea. It’s an expensive habit and I’m embarrassed to say how much I’ve already spent on the stuff this summer.  I could drink one ( a trenta!) every day. So I have been experimenting with recipes and this one… is good. So good….

{Recipe} Easy Gluten Free Coconut Macaroons

I’m not really a foodie. Every time I make a recipe, I feel like I’m conducting an experiment. I’m crossing my fingers and toes that it all ends well. Such has been the case with my many many coconut macaroon experiments. I’ve made them with and without egg white. With and without added starches and…

My Grandmother’s Matzoh Balls Part 2: The Balls

Let’s talk matzoh balls…  Some families sneak in cloves, others go with dill. Some grind special blends of pepper and I’ve even seen matzoh balls with “surprise!” fillings. But I think this is all disguising the real issue. There are only two kinds of matzoh balls out there.  It all boils down (or up) to…

My Grandmother’s Matzoh Balls Part 1: Schmaltz!

Recently I came across my own handwritten recipe for Matzoh balls. I wrote this out sometime in the early 90s, one of the last times I was home and visiting with my grandmother. We were making matzoh balls as I wrote it and the page has a few grease marks and smudges. I doodled a…

Friday Night Stew: Carol Schiller’s Cholent {Recipe}

There is a recipe here, but first a story. If you’d like to cut to the chase (and get cooking!) scroll down. When my father started Kindergarten, he was sent to ESL. As the child of immigrants, he only spoke Yiddish. My grandfather was an orthodox rabbi but my grandmother was the one that ruled…

Making Challah in My Kitchen Aid Mixer {Tutorial}

Almost every Friday, I make challah. People are always raving about how yummy my challah is. Once I made a challah for a friend, and her dog stole it, and ate it, and she was bitter for over a year. People assume I slaved over a hot stove, punched and kneaded the dough for hours…

Cooking with Cabernet Flour: Blackmarket Bakery

This past week I was treated to a Top Chef-like experience when I joined my foodie friend Marla from Family Fresh Cooking for a private cooking class at Blackmarket Bakery in Irvine California. Our class gave us the chance to experiment with Cabernet Flour, making both sweet and savory dishes. Blackmarket is an award winning…