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I’ll be honest, I have no idea what a cobbler really is. It seems that there are a whole bunch of similar types of desserts called cobblers, buckles, brown Bettys, crumbles, crisps, and grunts. The common thread seems to be some sort of cake bottom, fruit middle, and crumble topping. I made my own out […]

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I have fallen madly in love. With a blogger. Her name is Allie Brosh from Hyperbole and a Half. I love her. But mine is a tragic kind of love because I’m already happily married and I don’t think I’ll ever even actually meet her. But I love her. A lot.

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I’m not sure if people who have never lived in New York City really get coffee cake. Maybe I’m biased, and therefore totally wrong. But there is something really special about the coffee cakes I’ve seen there, especially in the ratio of crumb to cake. Maybe Texas knows how to do this too and I […]

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A lot of people think of fruit salad as just being fruit cut up in a bowl. To be honest, that can be pretty darn good. But when we think of vegetable salads we tend to assume there’s some kind of dressing on it. Why shouldn’t a fruit salad have the same treatment?

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This isn’t even really a recipe , but it’s something that you need to do if you haven’t already. Get a package of cream cheese and 4 oz lox (smoked salmon) and put them together in the food processor and blend. Then spread it on a bagel (fresh and still slightly warm is recommended highly, […]

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Passover is over now so everyone can return to using chametz (the grains forbidden during Passover). Now that everyone can use AP flour again we get to find a fun way of using up that leftover charoset.

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Smoothies are the thing out there aren’t they? I mean there are whole stores dedicated to them and even “the golden arches” have gotten on the bandwagon and started serving smoothies. But here’s the nasty little question I always have that you might not think of, “What’s in the ‘milk base’ used to make the […]

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Charoset

Charoset, an essential part of any Seder. “Charoset symbolizes the bricks and mortar used by the Hebrews in building store-houses and cities for the Pharaoh in ancient Egypt.”* At one point in the Seder a little sandwich is made from small pieces of matzo, charoset, and the bitter herb. So, of course, the first Seder […]

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Matzo Brei

So Passover begins in less than a week and so begins “Passover Week” here on the blog! We’ll go through the different foods you’ll find on our Seder table this year and throw in some other fun, “Passover-friendly” foods. I’m not Jewish and Adam is as secular as they come in his approach to his […]

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Strawberry Sauce

I generally try not to buy fruit out of season. I’m not sure why I do it, since I don’t follow that rule any where near as closely when it comes to vegetables. Sometimes, I suspect it’s partly about the thrill that comes from moments like eating that first peach of the summer when I […]

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