Category: Appetizers

  • How to Make Hummus and More Grilling Tips

    How to Make Hummus and More Grilling Tips

    It is not every day that I get this excited about sharing a recipe. There is so much that I want to share but most of it gets put aside in my mind while I change another exploding diaper or save a restless child from trying to put a sharp shiny object in its mouth. […]

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  • The New Food Processor Bible and Rosh Hashana

    Rosh Hashana is one of my favorite Jewish holidays. Literally, translated into the “head of the new year”, it is the Jewish new year. Now if you know me, then you know that my posts are far from kosher I eat everything and anything around but when it comes to tradition it is a different […]

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  • Baked Scallions Recipe

    One of my guilty pleasures is going to The Pike Place Market to my secret corner.  No matter how crazy my day is, if I am downtown, I like to stop at Corner Produce. In the corner of the corner, there  are dollar bags (I can’t believe I am sharing this), little bags of imperfect […]

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  • Train Cakes and Automobiles

    It was his first lick of frosting, ever! It really was about him. I don’t care what anyone says about first birthdays being all about the parents. Come on. When do babies get to shake parachutes, play with bubbles and shove frosting in their face? Yes, on their first birthday. The cake was a train. […]

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  • Pappa Al Pomodoro

    My version of Holly Smith’s recipe Holly Smith of Cafe Juanita is an inspiration for so many chefs. She has her own highly successful restaurant, her own James Beard award for Best Chef in the Northwest 2008 and even has a son. For those of you who don’t know what the restaurant world is like; […]

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  • Rhubarb Jam

    Life has been hectic. I recently moved to a new place, my in-laws stayed with me for 3 weeks and I have been running around a lot. It took a little while to get settled in my new kitchen but I have finally started cooking again. The recipe here is for rhubarb jam, I made […]

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  • Quinoa and Corn Summer Salad

    The corn at the market was yelling “Keren, rescue me! Take me Home!” I couldn’t look away. I took it home and experimented with some flavors. This is the salad that saved the corn. I just couldn’t stop eating it! Quinoa and Corn Summer Salad 2 cups of cooked quinoa (just cook according to package […]

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  • Spinach Strawberry Salad

    love munching on spinach. My husband needs a little convincing when it comes to leafy greens. I make this salad for him all the time. Then we end up fighting over who gets more. Ingredients: Spinach Mizithra (a light salty Greek cheese) grated finely any salty cheese tastes great such as ricotta salata or feta […]

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  • Passover Cooking Recipes

    I am busy getting ready for Passover this year and I thought I would pop in to tell you about my favorite Passover Recipe of all time. (I am sorry if you read about these last year but I am so in love with them!) The sweet and sour meatballs! These are the quickest, easiest […]

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  • Tomato Basil Soup with Yams

    The contest is over and there is a winner. More details very soon… For now, a soup recipe! Tomato Basil Soup with Yams This is a recipe for tomato basil soup with yams. The yams make it extra creamy and less tomato- like. The texture and combination of flavors make it irresistible. 3 tablespoons of […]

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