Category Archives: Holiday

How to Debone a Whole Chicken for Chicken Ballotine or Galantine; My Daring Cooks Challenge

Before I say one word about deboning a whole chicken, a warning: Vegetarians and vegans (In my best Melissa McCarthy impersonation) LOOK AWAY! LOOK AWAY! Make No Bones About It! We’re deboning a chicken, here! They’re not dead..just boneless. Created … Continue reading

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Vanilla Bean Brown Butter Cinnamon Challah Twist: A Guest Post for ‘Baking with Heritage’ at Food Wanderings

A few months ago, Shulie, from the beautiful blog, Food Wanderings, asked me to write a post for her Baking with Heritage series.  I couldn’t have been more flattered, not to mention excited, since this would allow me to journey … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter (or Almond Butter) Matzo Brei with Fresh Strawberry Syrup or Jam

I wanted to make Egg Foo Yung. It was cooking class in 6th grade; mid-Passover.  The teacher announced that those of us who observed Passover would be making Matzo Brei, and everyone else would be making Egg Foo Yung. “Can … Continue reading

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Butter Pecan White Chocolate Crunch Clusters

Do you need a last-minute gift tonight? It’s Christmas Eve, and you suddenly realize that a friend or relative is coming by with a gift, or you’re going somewhere where said friend or relative will be, bearing gifts for you, … Continue reading

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Melt-In-Your-Mouth Butter Pecan Thumbprint Cookies with White Chocolate Feuilletine, and a Way to Help the Sandy Hook School Families

Do you like butter pecan? Do you like white chocolate? Do you like feuilletine? If you don’t know what feuilletine is, I’ll get to it in a second, but I know you’re going to love these cookies! So, three posts in less … Continue reading

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