Archive For August, 2011

Not-too-bad-for-you cookies (low-sugar oatmeal cookies)

By | August 31, 2011


I was going to call these “better-for-you cookies” but decided “not-too-bad” was a more honest description. Let’s face it: Butter, sugar, and chocolate chips aren’t healthy, even in smaller amounts. They’re just…less bad. Anyway, I invented a new cookie today, and I’m pretty happy with the results. You’d think that using less sugar and more […]

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Antipasti and other misconceptions

By | August 30, 2011


I always thought “antipasti” meant “everything but the pasta,” as if to be opposed to pasta. I might have known better if I’d gone to culinary school, which I always say I’ll do when I retire. (For what it’s worth, when I asked my husband what he thought it meant, his guess was “some sort […]

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The focaccia that almost killed my food processor

By | August 29, 2011


The focaccia we had tonight was delicious. But it almost killed my food processor, and for that I can’t forgive it. I still don’t understand what went wrong. I followed the directions from Enlitened Kosher Cooking, combining the dough ingredients in my food processor and letting the machine mix it up for five minutes. The […]

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Tried-and-true carrot spice muffins

By | August 28, 2011


Before I was married, the only time I made muffins was on Pesach. I know, it doesn’t make any sense. But every year without fail, my family would pick up a box of Manischewitz kosher l’ Pesach muffin mix and a bag of chocolate chips, and that was the extent of my involvement with muffins. […]

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