Breakfast for Dinner

Meals in our house are usually simple and always cost effective. I had an extra loaf of bread in the freezer and what seemed like a million dozen eggs in the fridge. So when I made my meal plan for the week, I wanted to incorporate these extras that we had on hand. I decided to make french toast, a family favorite, accompanied by a fruit salad. I used whichever fruit I found at home.

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Cranberry Orange Quinoa Muffins

When baking for Pesach, it is often difficult to create a recipe that has a chametzdig texture. Cookies and cakes are usually too hard or too crumbly, and I have yet to find a muffin that actually tastes and feels like a real muffin! Enter Pereg quinoa flour…… it is very sturdy, really perfect for baking “breads” or muffins. Just a heads up, the flour does have a strong smell and taste, but with the

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Kosher for Pesach Chocolate Dipped Dried Fruit

Do you need a very easy, yet impressive treat to have in your house for Pesach? Well, look no further! All you need are a few containers of your favorite YumTee dried fruit and/or nuts and a bag of California Gourmet Kosher for Pesach chocolate chips.  This recipe is great for all year round too! Kosher for Pesach Chocolate Dipped Dried Fruit Print Recipe Kosher for Pesach Chocolate Dipped Dried Fruit Print Recipe Ingredients 1/2

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Pesach menu

This is my family’s basic pesach menu “guideline” for 2017.  I call this a guideline because I cook most of my menu items the last few days before yom tov starts and freeze it.  Then, erev yom tov I play around in the kitchen adding creative side dishes to the menu because the bulk of the cooking is already done and my creative spirit is free to have fun!  This is when I make colorful

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A Behind The Scenes Look at Fireside in Monsey

Showing up in time for dinner service not knowing what to expect. I had made arrangements to meet with Executive Chef Alexander Remer to ask some questions and take some pictures. Little did I know what culinary delights would be awaiting me in the kitchen. I mean, I knew that the food at Fireside was amazing from previous visits, but this time I was treated to a behind the scenes tour. It was a delicious

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