What’s New in My Kitchen!

New Articles for Summer 2018

When summertime rolls around, here are some ways to chill out without breaking into a sweat, giving you quality time to spend with your family. These kid-friendly dishes are fun to make and will help children of all ages learn new cooking techniques. When possible, use the fresh summer produce that is popping up at farmers’ markets and roadside stands. I’ve also included some simple recipes to get your kids involved in hands-on constructive activities….(read full article below).

Kid-Friendly Summer Meals

Good Shabbos, Shabbat Shalom! Have you ever wondered why your recipe didn’t turn out like the beautiful food pictures in cookbooks or magazines? If you’re interested in food presentation, discover the fascinating secrets of making picture-perfect food in The Food Stylist’s Handbook: Hundreds of Media Styling Tips, Tricks, and Secrets for Chefs, Artists, Bloggers, and Food Lovers by Denise Vivaldo and Cindie Flannigan…(read full article below).

THE SHABBAT TABLE: PICTURE-PERFECT FOOD!

Good Shabbos, Shabbat Shalom, and a very Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! If you’re looking for some fabulous dishes to serve for Shabbat, Father’s Day, or anytime at all, here are some scrumptious recipes that also just happen to be gluten-free. They come from my dear friend, Mimi Markofsky, who owns and operates Elite Kosher Catering, a kosher catering company in West Bloomfield, MI. Mimi is known by her clients and friends as the “gluten-free queen!” Whenever we get together (which is not often enough), either by phone or in person, Mimi and I talk about food for hours!…(read full article below).

THE SHABBAT TABLE – “GLUTEN-FREE QUEEN” SHARES FABULOUS FATHER’S DAY DISHES

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THE SHABBAT TABLE: A SPECIAL POST-PASSOVER GARLIC SHLISSEL CHALLAH

Good Shabbos, Shabbat shalom! There’s a minhag – a custom – to bake shlissel challah the first Shabbat after Passover as a segula (ritual or good omen) for your parnassah, your livelihood. Some people shape their challah dough into the shape of a key, while others prefer to place a foil-wrapped key into their challah dough before baking it. (If that’s your preferred method, don’t forget to remove the key before biting into it!)

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Purim

Purim begins at sundown Wednesday February 28th.

The symbolic foods of Purim are connected with Haman and Queen Esther. To avoid breaking Kosher dietary laws, Queen Esther lived in the palace on a vegetarian diet. Poppy seeds are symbolic of Queen Esther’s three day fast. When she broke her fast at night, she ate only seeds while she prayed to G-d to repeal Haman’s decree. Here are some of my favorite Purim treats:

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