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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Thursday, April 8, 2021

Recipes Remembered: Chocolate Thinsies

Recipes Remembered: Chocolate Thinsies

This recipe for deeply chocolatey brownie thins jumped off the pages of Recipes Remembered; A Celebration of Survival as I spent a full weekend absorbing the remarkable stories in a book I revisit each year around Holocaust Remembrance Day. In June Feiss Hersh's powerful collection of individual survivors'...

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Essentials for Passover Meals; Or Not

Essentials for Passover Meals; Or Not

Flowers, special dishes and serving pieces on your holiday table? Essential or not? How about a buffet loaded with multiple family favorites? How many are enough? The word "essential" has taken on new meaning since we re-imagined Passover seders one year ago, in 2020. If we've learned anything, as we face ...

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Celebrate Purim with Bourekas Bursting with Beets & Feta

Celebrate Purim with Bourekas Bursting with Beets & Feta

Purim, the Jewish holiday told in the Scroll of Esther (Megillat Esther) is a triumphant story about our clever queen, whose hidden identity as a Jewess, is central to WHY we eat pastries and pastas filled with intriguing surprises as part of our celebration. While hamantaschen, triangular cookies filled w...

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Easy Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage & Broccoli

Easy Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage & Broccoli

Something magical happens when gnocchi, sausage, broccoli and onions sizzle on a piping hot sheet pan. Maybe it's the golden edges of tender potato bites. Maybe it's the easy recipe and almost effortless clean-up. Maybe it's simply the triumph of pulling together another dinner at the end of another ...

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Delicata Squash & Pandemic Cooking Fatigue

Delicata Squash & Pandemic Cooking Fatigue

During these months, when pandemic cooking fatigue translates to suffering from daily burnout, I've found new habits that help make preparing three meals a day a little easier. My goal is to spend less time in the kitchen with tasty results that can carry us through a few meals. For me, this means prepping...

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

8 Cookbooks Sure to Light up Chanukah 2020

8 Cookbooks Sure to Light up Chanukah 2020

Each year, before Chanukah, I pull up a comfy chair and review my bookshelves to see which of my favorite cookbooks I'd like to gift for the holidays. I've chosen eight, all published in 2020, to light up (or maybe lighten up?) your holiday celebrations. For those new to my page, WELCOME! Be sure to ch...

Monday, November 23, 2020

Roasted Daikon & a Simpler Thanksgiving 2020

Roasted Daikon & a Simpler Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving 2020 will be one for the history books, that's for sure. We'll be keeping ours very small, just four of us, and very simple. With the obvious goals of keeping our crew safe and well -fed, I backed into my menu thinking about roasting purple daikon radishes. I admit that it's a little unexpected. ...

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

These Spice Blends Help to Repair the World

These Spice Blends Help to Repair the World

Raise your hand if you're running out of ideas for what to cook for dinner? WHAT? You, too?! Nobody needs to remind you that we are the eighth month of this Covid-19 pandemic. If you're like me, you've made your favorite recipes one too many times and you're looking for inspiration. Really, desperate fo...

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Stuff, Roll & Simmer these Brussels Leaves

Stuff, Roll & Simmer these Brussels Leaves

Have you seen the thick stalks of brussels sprouts at your local farmers' market yet? This cold weather crop begins to appear at the end of October and crescendos in November, landing on Thanksgiving tables across America. While I love brussels sprout buds (yup, that's what they're called) halved or shaved...

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Celebrating under Thatched Roofs & Stars

Celebrating under Thatched Roofs & Stars

Sukkot, the Jewish holiday marked by festive meals and eight days and nights of communal gatherings in a Sukkah (temporary dwelling) was certainly modified this year. Despite the many adaptations, I'll remember Sukkot in the time of Covid as an opportunity for creative expression and joyful, intimate gatherin...