Author Archives: Jennifer

Jewish Apple Coffee Cake

I checked out The Essential NY Times Cookbook from the library, and while I wasn’t drawn to the sweets in the dessert section, the ones listed under “breakfast” were quite enticing. I literally threw this one together the other night … Continue reading

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Kenyan Chapati

I’m posting this recipe both to share, and for myself, so I don’t forget the ingredient ratios, or the tips my beautiful mother-in-law, Janet, taught me when we first made this together. Chapati is a traditional flaky Kenyan bread that … Continue reading

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Chickpea and Kale Pomodoro

For a slightly spicy, very satisfying tomato dish, excellent over brown rice, give this a try! Adapted from Food & Wine. Here’s what you need: 1/2 cup olive oil 5 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced 28-ounce can of crushed or … Continue reading

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Leek, Cauliflower and Gruyere Soup

This is a simple, flavorful and delicious soup! Adapted from Saltie: A Cookbook. Here’s what you need: 1.5 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 2-4 leeks, white and light green parts, thinly sliced Kosher salt 1 head cauliflower, cut into … Continue reading

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Honey Buttermilk Bread (with or without Dill) (in the Bread Machine)

As I mentioned, I found two great bread machine recipes recently. Here’s the second. I added fresh dill because I had a lot on hand, but this would be great without too. And don’t be intimidated by the buttermilk. So … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Honey Wheat Bread (in the Bread Machine)

I recently found two bread recipes that are amazing in the bread machine. Here’s the first; it makes the whole house smell delicious! Adapted from King Arthur Bread. Here’s what you need: 1 cup boiling water 1/2 cup oats (regular … Continue reading

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Pasta with Vodka Sauce

I filed this recipe away for a special time since the ingredients call for heavy cream, and I try not to use that too often in my cooking. But Thanksgiving rolled around, so I made it. And it was so … Continue reading

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Roasted Garlic and Fall Squash Pasta

This recipe was posted on Instagram from Half Baked Harvest. I tried it, but modified a few things to make what I found to be an excellent dish! Here’s what you need: 6 cups peeled and cubed squash (butternut squash, … Continue reading

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Coconut Milk Spiced Chicken with Dates

I recently found a version of this recipe in the LA Times, and decided to put it together yesterday. I made a few alterations, and ended up with something so delicious that my whole family was asking for seconds! Here’s … Continue reading

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YUM Kippur Noodle Kugel

For the month of September, Simon received a PJ Library book about “YUM Kippur.” Obviously the child in the story slightly misunderstood the name of the holiday, or the meaning of a “break-fast” (no, it’s not “breakfast”), but at the … Continue reading

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