onion soup
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Vegetarian French Onion Soup Recipe

My onion soup recipe is in my first cookbook, Levana's Table I always thought I made a good onion soup, if I may say so myself. Mine lists Swiss cheese, provolone and parmesan. But I recently received from my daughter Bella a magnificent wheel…
irish soda bread
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Irish Soda Bread Recipe. Quick Breads

Irish Soda Bread is ready in a snap. Like all quick breads, it has all the deliciousness of yeasted breads, without yeast, kneading or rising time. Perfect for brunch. I'm big on quick breads, take a look on my blog! Here's just one of them:…
cottage cheese salad
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Cottage Cheese Salad Recipe

I just had me a little cottage cheese salad party! My granddaughter Musia and I demolished a whole bowl of it this past shabbos. Just in case cottage cheese eaten alone sounds too plain, here's how to jazz it up! My Russian mother in law…
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Cheddar Dill Scones Recipe

Cheddar Dill Scones will be your new breakfast fav! I guarantee it! Whipped up in minutes, ethereally light, and delicious enough to serve for brunch or a light lunch. Dill and cheddar are natural partners. I beg you please use freshly grated…
watermelon salad
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Minted Watermelon Salad Recipe

Watermelon Salad with Feta and Tomatoes: Huh? Does this salad combo sound wacky enough for you? I admit this watermelon salad is quite a stretch from the way watermelon is usually enjoyed: only one small good problem— watermelon salad is fabulous,…
watercress soup
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Cold Watercress Soup Recipe

Watercress Soup is a great way to use watercress. I love the spicy and pungent bite of watercress: It's perishable, so I try my utmost to use it on the same day I buy it: did you know it's the secret ingredient in my gazpacho? Cold soups…
polenta casserole
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Polenta Casserole Au Gratin Recipe

For this polenta casserole and all other polenta dishes: Please ignore those insipid cooked polenta rolls you find in the supermarket: Making the polenta base takes minutes, and is the bulk of the work for this delicious dish, which will…
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Ricotta Berry Parfait Recipe. Gluten-Free

Parfait is a great showcase for the cook: Traditionally, it is a cold dessert made of layers of fruit, syrup, ice cream and whipped cream. Like a tiny trifle in a cup. There are many takes on the classic, all exciting, with plenty of room…
ricotta almond pie
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Ricotta Almond Pie Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

Ricotta Almond Pie is a nice departure from the traditional all-American Cheesecake! It's light and ethereal, with a wonderful almond crust and scented with lemon peel. I just made Ricotta Almond Pie for a fundraiser demo and watched it disappear…
mushroom leek quiche
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Leek Mushroom Quiche Recipe

My Mushroom quiche is just as I remember it from my lean student years, and one of my favorite French dishes. Back then, Mushroom quiche was one of the great treats we splurged on. Mushroom quiche, like all quiches, are a rich indulgence,…
dairy-free cheesecake
Corn Bread Recipe. All Variations. Gluten-Free Option
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Corn Bread Recipe. All Variations. Gluten-Free Option

Corn bread is ready in a snap! Unlike yeasted breads, quickbreads are ready at the drop of a hat. The great perennial funky favorite will never let you down. I love all things corn, with their robust flavor and gritty texture, and take every…