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Raw Cranberry Chia Pudding Recipe. Vegan and Gluten-Free

Did someone just say Chia Pudding? This reverse chic cook recoils at all manners of food trends and fads, and the way food manufacturers have abused the chia fad and many other fads makes me want to run for the hills. If only the food industry…
flavored butter
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Homemade Flavored Butter Recipes. Sweet and Savory

What is inspiring me to post about Flavored Butter Recipes is a wonderful event I attended with my daughter yesterday, the Bikkur Cholim Crown Heights Annual Brunch. The talented ladies in charge put out a wonderful spread, and I heard lots…
borscht
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Vegetarian Quick Borscht Recipe

My borscht is as quick as it is hearty. It is a real sweet-and-sour match triumph. I call my borscht quick for good reason: Although I love the classic beef borscht and enjoy it occasionally, I have no intention (and neither do you, I’ll bet!)…
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Pecan Brownie Pie with Cranberries Recipe.

Fresh cranberries are flooding produce stalls, and Thanksgiving is fast approaching. This year I thought I would take cranberries in a different direction, not a relish or chutney or cranberry pie this time. I decided to dream up a chocolate…
low carb dessert
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Low Carb Dessert: Pumpkin Almond Torte Recipe

Low carb dessert recipes are very dear to me. And this pumpkin almond cranberry torte is a real winner. Talk about what you should bring them for Thanksgiving! So you see, you can have your cake and eat it too. Recently I made a diabetic…
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Oatmeal Cookies Recipe with all the Fixin's! Gluten-Free-Friendly. Vegan-Friendly

This gem of a recipe for oatmeal cookies does all my bidding: Added nuts and seeds, gluten-free-friendly, vegan-friendly, different kinds of oil, you name it! I use the recipe in a dozen permutations and get different oatmeal cookies each…
kumquat
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Kumquat Recipes: Salsa, Meat Sauce and More

Kumquat growing in your backyard? This is the lovely sight we were treated to recently. We were invited at a Shabbos lunch in Jerusalem, and our hosts had a kumquat tree brimming with beautiful and fragrant fruit growing in their backyard.…
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Hot Pepper Jelly Recipe. With Berry Variation

Did you say Hot Pepper Jelly? Huh? Hot jam? What's wrong with these people? What next? Seriously: Hot Pepper Jelly is fabulous! This jam lover experiments with absolutely all jam and preserves possibilities. This recipe is the result of endless…
cranberry bread pudding
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Cranberry Bread Pudding Recipe. Apple Variation. Gluten-Free Friendly

Cranberry bread pudding: Recycling in style! I often whip up this treat after a party, when I look to recycle my leftover bread. Attention gluten- free diners: Cranberry bread pudding is for you too! Any bread will do as long as it is not…
raspberry vinegar
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Raspberry Vinegar Recipe. Cranberry Variation

Raspberry Vinegar: You will make about 2 quarts  in minutes, at a fraction of the price of store-bought. The vinaigrette made with the raspberry vinegar are beautifully colored and intensely flavored, a little goes a long way—mixed with…
muffins
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Muffins Recipes. All Variations Including Vegan and Gluten-Free

You say cupcakes, I say muffins! Gosh, I would hate to lose my popularity with the junior cupcake crowd, but many years of catering kids’ parties and watching their delighted faces as their lick their fingers put my fears at rest. As if…