Holidays

 

4 Brilliant Ways To Cook With Basil

 

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We have this expression in Italian, “Essere come il prezzemolo,” (to be like parsley), which can be loosely translated as “to have a finger in every pie” and is used to describe someone who seems to always turn up everywhere. That should be enough to give you an idea of how ubiquitous parsley is in Italian cooking, probably because, when used in small amounts, it gives foods a boost without adding a distinctive flavor – all year long and in all kinds of dishes, from soups to sauces, from seafood to meat.


 

Use Stale Bread In These Panzanella Salad Recipes

 

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In a little county inn in Israel on the boarder of Lebanon my husband found true love… in a salad.

I’ve never actually seen him react to vegetables in that way, although he’s quite a foodie.


 

A Memorial Day Shavuot Menu

 

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This year Memorial day is the second day of Shavuot.  I remember the last time they overlapped I took advantage and went to the beach, but this year I am staying put and hoping someone will invite me to a Shavuot Memorial Day BBQ.  I am all about the dairy, as you can see in last week’s dairy Shavuot menu, but we have 4 meals, not including Shabbat and I like outdoor cooking, so here it is, my meat BBQ menu that works for Memorial Day and Shavuot.

Since there is so much eating going on I am still going to keep it light with a focus on chicken.


 

No Pasta “Mac” and Cheese Recipes

 

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Confession time!!  My secret comfort food has always been Fold’s Macaroni and Cheese.  As a teenager I could finish a box and barely feel guilty about it afterwards. At least I made it all by myself.  It doesn’t get easier than mac and cheese out of a box and what is it about bright orange cheese powder that just gets me salivating?

Truthfully,


 

Shiloh for Shavuot

 

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The Jewish holiday of Shavuot begins in the evening on Saturday, May 23, 2015 and ends in the evening of Monday, May 25, 2015.

As we prepare for the giving of the Torah and three days of meals and entertaining with family and friends, our thoughts turn to the Holy Land and its many natural blessings.  Approximately 800 meters above sea level, overlooking the breathtaking views of the Benjamin strip in the Judean desert, lies some of the most fertile soil for winemaking on earth.  The region enjoys cold nights and warm sunny days, creating the ideal climate for the production of fine wines and Shiloh Winery has set a new standard of craftsmanship as one of the most awarded wineries in Israel since its founding in 2005.


 

Step-by-Step DIY Shavuot Flower Arrangement

 

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Looking for a sophisticated floral centerpiece for Shavuot? We’ve got just the thing. It looks complicated, but we’ve detailed each step for you and made it super-easy. Before we get started, one great tip to remember is when trimming the flowers, try to trim the stem at a 45 degree angle, that way the flowers can absorb more water = longer life!

Flowers Close Up


 

An Easy Traditional Shavuot Menu

 

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We have so many Shavuot menus that we have shared over the years, from Mexican to Italian to Indian to Brunch.   This year I thought we could go back to tradition.  It is tradition to serve dairy on Shavuot, there are several religious reasons we do this, but for me I just prefer dairy and jump at the opportunity to make a gourmet meal that can even be heated and finished just before serving!! Oh, the glories of yuntiff.

If you are a meat lover stay tuned for next week’s menu where I will share a Memorial Day Shavuot Menu, get your grills ready for holiday feast.


 

Our Favorite Cheese Blintzes Recipes Plus...

 

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Continuing with our dairy recipe roundup theme, here are our favorite blintz recipes for Shavuot.  Last week we extolled the virtues of cheesecake as a Shavuot staple and this week we share the need for blintzes, the next best dairy food for Shavuot.


 

Israeli Inspired Frozen Yogurt Recipes

 

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There’s this place that I visit just a little too often.

And in between visits I dream.


 

How To Serve Your Own Grilled Cheese Bar

 

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First off, I want to make one thing very clear: Nothing beats white bread with American cheese and ketchup, slowly panfried in a pan with butter. The bread takes on a golden brown color and the cheese melts together with the sweet acidic ketchup and forms the perfect bite. But…

Unfortunately for me, I can’t really put that sandwich on our tasting menu (our customers expect something a bit more glamorous) so we had to think about grilled cheese a bit out of the box, and came up with the famous ‘Epic Bites Grilled Cheese Bar.’ This is the ultimate grilled cheese experience and popular party menu.


 

A Cheesecake Roundup For Shavuot

 

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It feels like Passover just ended, but we celebrate 33 days tonight with Lag Baomer and that means Shavuot is only a few weeks away!!

That means it’s about time to start thinking about what you are going to cook.


 

Mother’s Day Brunch White Bread Recipes

 

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You know what gets really under appreciated? White bread.


 

Celebrate Mother’s Day With A Cook-off

 

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We haven’t gone out to a restaurant on Mother’s Day in years. I can’t handle the crowds, the rushed service, the same old tired food. And frankly, now that we have 5 grandchildren, we also don’t want to make them wait and – perhaps – become restless and cranky, which only makes it more stressful for us (and everyone else in the restaurant).

It’s just easier at home.


 

A Loving Mother’s Day Brunch Menu

 

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When I think of a description for Mom’s around the world, I think of “loving” and when I think of what kind of food and what kind of menu to create “loving” is there again.  Isn’t there an old saying that the reason Mom’s food tastes better is because she made it with love?  Even if your mother doesn’t show her affection with tons of hugs and kisses and traditional signs of love, I know there is love behind all her actions.  In honor of all the loving Mother’s and everyone planning a Brunch to celebrate Mom, this menu is for you.

Double Espresso Hot Chocolate


 

4 Sizzling Hot Dog Topping Ideas

 

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Lag B’Omer is almost here, and it’s time to get into that BBQ mindset. As a child, I’ve always put the 3 classic condiments on my hotdog: ketchup, mustard and relish. This year I decided to go off the well traveled dog path and transform the simple hot dog in a bun to ‘The Ultimate Dog’. I couldn’t decide on just one recipe so I’ve created FOUR fun and fresh recipes to tempt each and every one of you.

Hot Dog with Mushroom and Onion Topping