Archive For October, 2011

Quick tomato dip

By | October 31, 2011


I love having interesting dips to serve with the Shabbos challah, but I always feel a little silly spending as much time on a dip as I do on a “real” dish. That’s why I love this quick tomato dip — it takes just a few minutes, especially if you use my no-fail method for […]

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Kitchen Tips: How to skin a tomato

By | October 30, 2011


I once spent 30 minutes skinning four¬†measly¬†tomatoes. With a vegetable peeler. It was certainly slow going, but I told myself it was worth it for the Mexican pasta we’d be having that night. I also told myself that it would be a really, really long time before I attempted it again. The thing is that […]

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Crispy salted oatmeal cookies (white chocolate included)

By | October 29, 2011


This is quite possibly one of my favorite food photos. Considering the fact that I take so many pictures of my cooking that you’d think it was my firstborn, that is saying a lot. I feel that I should mention the fact that when I look at this photo, I can hear Ariel (as in […]

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Succos post-mortem: The good & the bad

By | October 26, 2011


Well, Succos is over. My in-laws came, my in-laws went. We had a wonderful time, and although family members aren’t real guests, they were absolutely terrific guests. I’ve been making mental notes on what worked well and what didn’t. I hope sharing some of my thoughts in this format will prove useful for you, too. […]

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