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Oatmeal & Molasses Muffins

Forget The Chocolate — Oatmeal & Molasses Muffins

Last night I found myself thinking of breakfast options for my kid.  Lately, she hasn’t been into eggs, no matter the style, and porridge has been making her cringe. We aren’t serving conventional cereals in my house, and we are all out of yogurt.  So what does one do besides pancakes and smoothies?  Muffins, of […]

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Beef Heart Stroganoff In Slow Cooker

Matters Of The Heart — Crock Pot Stroganoff With Dried Mushrooms

Pssst… Want to know something? There is more to a cow than steaks, ribs and ground chuck.  Most people I know, at least here in the States, are squeamish at the very thought of consuming organ meats. Uuuuuuhhh, too scary, too bloody, too smelly, too … Well let’s take a moment and figure out what […]

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Ham & Asparagus Frittata

Rustic: Ham & Asparagus Frittata

I rarely post about breakfast items.  Probably because I rarely fuss over breakfast.  Our breakfasts are just a merry-go-round of hearty usual suspects, bouncing between oatmeal porridge, spinach omelette, fried eggs with ham or bacon and toast, and occasionally a big helping of fruit and vegetable smoothie.  All I care about is the quality of the […]

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Russian Oatmeal Cookies

Nostalgic Posts: Oatmeal Cookies

We didn’t have a lot of cookies growing up. This whole love affair with cookies is more of an American phenomenon.  What we did have was  more like crackers — dry and crunchy things of various shapes, flavors and colors, which my grandpa in the very old-fashioned way called biscuits. We loved them.  When I […]

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Substitution Magic: Pasta With Sausage & Broccolini

Substitution Magic: Pasta With Sausage & Broccolini

How far do you think you can deviate from the original recipe and still be able to recognize it?  I mean, there are hardly any real people out there that have all ingredients on hand at all times.  We are bound to substitute here and there, even omit some stuff, but can we still call […]

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Putting together Spinach & Pumpkin Seed Pesto Pasta Bowl

Spinach & Pumpkin Seed Pesto Chicken Pasta Bowl

There are dishes that appear to be very complicated, while they are not.  As it was the case with my last night’s dinner, whose labor-to-yum ratio is extremely favorable.  The whole meal start-to-finish took about 20 minutes to put together.  It’s robust, bright in both color and flavor and irresistibly good looking.  The secret is […]

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Mandlech - Jewish Traditional Fried Dumplings

Oldies But Goodies — Mandlech

It’s officially cold and flu season.  Don’t know where you are reading this, but in our area temperatures had dropped about thirty degrees on average.  And that means, sniffles are coming.  In fact, my daughter had already made it through her season change cold, and I am battling one right now. The upside of every […]

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