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Grilled Veal Chops

Ingredients1/4 cup olive oil2 tbsp Dijon mustard2 tbsp white wine1 tbsp honey1 tsp finely chopped capers2 cloves garlic, chopped4 bone-in veal chops, about 1 inch thick, trimmed of fatSalt and pepperPreparation In a glass dish, combine all the ingredients except for the meat. Add the veal chopsand thoroughly [ ... ]


MELTED GREEN CABBAGE Active Time: 20 minutesTotal Time: 2 1/2 to 3 hours 1/3 cup (75 mL) extra-virgin olive oil2 tsp (10 mL) kosher salt, plus more to taste1/2 tsp (2 mL) coarsely cracked black pepper, plus more to taste2 small heads of green cabbage (2 lb; 900 g), quartered (but not [ ... ]

Herb-Roasted Chicken

  .Though this recipe is for a whole chicken, it works well for cut-up pieces, too. Ingredients 1 tablespoon canola oil1 whole chicken (3 to 4 pounds), or 2 legs and 2 breasts, skin-on5 to 6 sprigs fresh thyme1 teaspoon dried oregano1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder1 teaspoon kosher salt1/4 teaspoon [ ... ]

Olive Bread

1 pk active dry yeast3 – 4 c Unbleached all-purpose flour1/3 c Pureed pitted kalamata or-other brine-cured black-olives (about 30)1/3 c White wine3 tb Olive oil (preferably-extra-virgin)1/4 ts White pepper3/4 ts Salt & 1/4 ts dried oregano In a small bowl proof the yeast in 1/2 cup lukewarm [ ... ]
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Mock Chopped Liver

recipe from Arthur Schwartz’s Jewish Home Cooking. Vegetarian, pareve, gluten free, kosher for Pesach Ingredients 6 tbsp mild-flavored frying oil, divided 2-3 medium onions, chopped1 lb white mushrooms in 1/4 inch thick slices3 hard boiled eggs, quartered1/2 cup shelled walnuts1/2 tsp kosher salt1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepperSliced scallions and/or butter lettuce (optional – for garnish)Matzo (to serve with – optional – use GF [ ... ]


(2 tbsp) extra-virgin olive oil (1 lb) ground beef (1 tbsp) vegetable oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped (1 tsp) kosher salt, (1 tsp ) cayenne pepper (1 tsp) ground cumin (½ tsp) ground sumac (½ cup) beef or chicken broth or water (2 tbsp) [ ... ]
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Four Layer Chocolate Log

Cake 1 cups (225 g) unbleached all-purpose flour1/2 cup (50 g) cocoa powder1/2 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp salt4 eggs, separated2 cups (420 g) sugar1/2 cup (115 g) unsalted butter, softened1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract1 cup (250 ml) milk Ganache 10 oz (300 g) dark chocolate, chopped1 cup (250 ml) 35% [ ... ]

Banana Chocolate Walnut Cake

INGREDIENTS 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 stick unsalted butter, softened, plus 2 tablespoons, melted and cooled1 cup sugar, divided2 large eggs1 1/4 cups mashed very ripe bananas (about 3 medium)2/3 cup plain whole-milk yogurt1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1 (3 1/2- to 4-ounce) bar 70%-cacao [ ... ]
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Sweet and Sour Meatballs

FOR THE SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE:2 tbsp. canola oil1 medium yellow onion, minced1 15-oz. can tomato sauce the juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tbsp.)¼ cup firmly packed dark brown sugarKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to tasteFOR THE MEATBALLS:2 lb. ground beef chuck2 eggs, beaten⅓ cup [ ... ]


INGREDIENTS 1cup butter1 1⁄2 cups firmly packed brown sugar2 eggs1teaspoon vanilla1 1⁄2 cups all purpose flour2 teaspoons baking soda1 teaspoon salt2 1⁄3 cups rolled oats1(12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate 1 1⁄2 cups nuts, chopped walnuts or pecans DIRECTIONS Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl of an electric mixer, until creamy; beat in eggs and vanilla.In separate bowl, [ ... ]

Slow-Cooked Bell Peppers

Bell peppers get sweet and silky when they slow-roast. Then use them to top ricotta toast, or serve as a side, or chop them up and mix into a salad. INGREDIENTS 4 red bell peppers, halved, seeds and ribs removed1/2 head of garlic2 sprigs oregano2 dried bay leaves1/2 cup extra-virgin [ ... ]

Frozen Key Lime Pie

For the Crust:1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs1/4 cup sugar6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted For the Filling:6 extra-large egg yolks, at room temperature1/4 cup sugar1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk2 tablespoons grated lime zest3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (4 to 5 limes) For the Decoration:1 cup (1/2 pint) [ ... ]

Ginger Cookie-Mashed Raspberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Yield: 48 cookies A simple slice-and-bake technique makes this cookie quick and efficient. Plus, it produces uniformly sized cookies. This recipe yields double the cookies you will need for the sandwiches. Freeze extra cookies for later, or double the ice cream and make more ice cream sandwiches Ingredients For the ice [ ... ]

Lemon Loaf

 from London’s Ottolenghi Makes: 1 standard loaf Ingredients 3large eggs1cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar1/2cup sour cream5tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed, plus extra for greasing1tablespoon poppy seedsFinely grated zest of 3 lemons (1 tablespoon)1 1/3cups  all-purpose flour1 1/4teaspoons baking powder1/4teaspoon salt3/4cup  confectioners’ sugar, sifted2tablespoons lemon juice Directions Heat the oven to 325° F. [ ... ]

Rice with Harissa, Dates, and Orange

3 tablespoons olive oil1 onion, finely chopped1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus more to taste3 cloves garlic, minced1 bay leaf1 tablespoon harissa1 cup basmati rice, rinsed until water runs clear (do not use brown rice)6 medjool dates,  pitted and diced 1 orange, zested and juiced INSTRUCTIONS In a large skillet over high heat, heat the oil until it shimmers. Add [ ... ]

Arugula and Caramelized Mushroom Salad

Ingredients 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided1 pound assorted cultivated and/or wild mushrooms (cremini, shiitake, oyster, chanterelle, porcini, etc.), trimmed of woody stems and thinly sliced1 tablespoon unsalted butterKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper2 medium shallots, thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup)4 cups baby arugula 2 tablespoons fresh [ ... ]
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Hermit Bars (on the softer side)

Instructions 1 cup  raisins2 tablespoons  finely chopped crystallized ginger8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter (right out of the refrigerator)1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ground allspice2 cups  all-purpose flour, plus more for the board1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon table salt3/4 cup packed  dark brown sugar1/2 cup  molasses 2 large eggs, room [ ... ]

Yotam Ottolenghi’s grilled pepper salad with cucumber and herbs.

  It works as a starter, with bread, as a side dish or as part of a meze spread. 4 green peppers, stems removed, deseeded and flesh cut into roughly 3cm pieces ( I used All Red Peppers )2 red peppers, stems removed, deseeded and flesh cut into roughly [ ... ]
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Kit Kat Cake

      It’s really very simple to make. You’ll just need your favourite layer cake recipe (or a boxed mix), frosting, Kit Kat’s, and M&M’s   Frost a layer cake just as you would normally do- first one layer, then add the second and frost all the way around. Then stick Kit [ ... ]
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Apple Cinnamon Loaf Cake

Ingredients ⅓ cup light brown sugar (not packed) 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ⅔ cup white sugar ½ cup salted butter, softened (or use unsalted and add ¼ tsp salt) 2 eggs 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract 1½ cups all-purpose flour 1¾ teaspoons baking powder ½ cup milk 2 apples, peeled and chopped (I used Gala) Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. [ ... ]

Cooked Red Pepper & Tomato Salad

Makes 3 cups INGREDIENTS 4 red bell peppers 1/4 cupextra-virgin olive oil 3 pounds ripe tomatoes (about 6), peeled, seeded and diced 4 large cloves of garlic, finely minced 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoons sweet paprika 1 teaspoons salt, or to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste PREPARATION 1. Halve the peppers lengthwise. Remove the seeds and ribs [ ... ]

Beef Stew / Shepard’s Pie

2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 onion diced fine 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 cloves of garlic finely chopped 1 (28 oz can) diced tomatoes 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 2 pounds stewing beef cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 cup cold water 1 large bunch [ ... ]

Gingerbread Biscotti

Ingredients 2-1/4 cupsunbleached all-purpose flour 1 cup packed dark brown sugar 2 tsp. ground ginger 1-1/4 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. table salt 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup lightly packed candied ginger, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup molasses 2 large eggs 2 tsp. finely grated orange zest (from about 1 medium [ ... ]

Sweet and Spicy Roast Chicken

INGREDIENTS 1 lemon, plus 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 ½ teaspoons kosher salt, more for pot 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 ½ tablespoons whole grain mustard 3 tablespoons honey 1 bay leaf ½ to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, to taste Black pepper, to taste 1 4-pound chicken, [ ... ]

Orange- Chocolate Coffee Cake

This Macrina Bakery & Café coffee cake was featured on the Cooking Channel’s Unique Sweets series, which showcases eateries across the United States that are creating “the most unique and exciting desserts today.” This moist, buttery cake is studded with roasted almonds, semisweet chocolate chips, and fresh [ ... ]
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Herb Oil

1 CUP Brush this herb-rich oil onto warm bread to serve alongside soups, stews or salads.If you like, substitute fresh oregano, marjoram or mint for the dill. The oil works equally well drizzled over pasta or as a base for vinaigrettes. 2 cups lightly packed flat-leaf parsley leaves 10 tablespoons extra-virgin [ ... ]

Wilted Spinach Salad with Butternut Squash, Roasted Shallots, Feta and Walnuts

Ingredients 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper. 2 cups butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice 3 medium shallots, quartered 2 bunches of spinach, rinsed and dried, ribs and stems removed, leaves thinly sliced crosswise 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/2 [ ... ]
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Short Rib and Barley Soup

Ingredients 2 pounds boneless beef short ribs, cut into 1-inch chunks Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 medium carrots, split in half and sliced into 1/2-inch chunks 2 medium ribs celery, split in half and sliced into 1/2-inch chunks 1 large onion, finely diced 8 oz packages of mushrooms [ ... ]
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Chocolate Espresso Biscotti

Makes 24-30 cookies 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder, dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water 3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate, chopped 3/4 cup toasted walnuts/pecans, chopped Preheat the oven to 350°F with the rack in the middle. Line [ ... ]

Peach & Plum Crisp

5-6 cups sliced peaches 2 cups sliced plums 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon Cooking spray 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 3/4 ounces all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup butter melted melted vanilla low-fat ice cream Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; let stand [ ... ]


Ingredients Classic Cream Cheese Dough: 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 2 cups all-purpose flour (measured and sifted) Filling: 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 3/4 cup unsalted roasted almonds 3/4 cup raisins 1/2 cup seedless raspberry preserves or jam (Sour cherry preserve is also great!) All-purpose flour, [ ... ]

Grilled Italian Vegetables

INGREDIENTS ½ cup olive oil 3 medium cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried basil Salt and ground black pepper 2 large red onions, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices 3 medium zucchini, ends removed, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch thick strips, 3 small eggplants, ends removed, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick strips, 1 large red bell pepper, cored, seeded and [ ... ]

Roasted Potatoes

2 lbs large red potatoes dried and each cut into 8 wedges 1 tbsp cornstarch (This is key to them turning out so crispy) 3/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 3 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tbsp butter 1 large clove garlic, minced 1 tsp minced fresh parsley 1/8 tsp grated lemon zest 1. Adjust the [ ... ]

Apple Spice Cake

Apple Snacking Spice Cake 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 3/4 cup cake flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature 2 large eggs 4 cups peeled, cored and chopped Granny Smith [ ... ]
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Vegetable Lentil Soup

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup sweet potato (peeled and cubed) 2 cups carrots (peeled and sliced) 1 cup potato (chopped) 2 cups celery (chopped) 1 cup green lentils ¾ cup yellow or green split peas (or a mix or just use more lentils) 1 onion (chopped) 4 cloves garlic (minced) 8-10 cups vegetable or [ ... ]
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Caesar Salad with Portobello Mushrooms

9 drained canned anchovy fillets, minced 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium head romaine lettuce, cut into bit-size pieces 1 large head radicchio, cut into bite-size pieces 4 garlic cloves, flattened, peeled 3 large portobello mushrooms stems discarded, caps [ ... ]
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Avocado-Pesto Pasta Salad with Fresh Corn

INGREDIENTS kosher salt 1 lb. orecchiette pasta 2 ears fresh corn, husks removed 7 oz. basil or spinach pesto 2 avocados, pitted and diced Freshly ground black pepper 1 c. chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish DIRECTIONS Bring an 8-quart stock pot of water to a boil and generously season with salt. Cook pasta according to [ ... ]
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Salmon with Capers and Dill

INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup olive oil 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 lemons, juiced 2 tablespoons small capers, drained, chopped 1/3 cup dill leaves, finely chopped sea salt 1 side of atlantic salmon or fillets, skin on lemon wedges, to serve METHOD Combine oil, garlic, 1/3 cup lemon juice, capers and dill in a 9×12 pan . Season [ ... ]
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Bubby Judy’s Mandelbrot

3 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 cup oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup chopped toasted almonds 1/2 cup chocolate chips 3/4 cup toasted coconut, cooled. 1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries beat eggs and sugar, add oil, vanilla, add flour and baking powder till a soft dough forms, add rest [ ... ]

Tropical Slaw with Sweet & Sour Dressing

Ingredients 1/4 cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup canola oil 2 tablespoons sugar Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 12 ounces fresh pineapple, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 large, ripe mango, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1/2 head red cabbage, finely shredded 3 green onions, green and pale green parts only, thinly sliced 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh [ ... ]
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Tomato Salad with Feta, Olives & Mint

Ingredients 6 oz. feta cheese 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint, plus sprigs for garnish 4 large ripe tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices Kosher salt 1/2 lb. cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into small dice 1/2 lb. bite-size tomatoes (cherry, pear, or grape) in assorted colors, halved 1/2 cup niçoise or kalamata olives (about 15), pitted [ ... ]
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Rice Noodle Salad with Avocado, Mango & Chile

Ingredients 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from about 2 limes) 1/4 cup mirin 4 tsp. Asian (toasted) sesame oil 1 tsp. minced fresh Thai bird chile or similar; more to taste 1 teaspoon salt 8 oz. rice noodles (not vermicelli) 2 firm-ripe Hass avocados (about 6 oz. each), diced 1 ripe [ ... ]
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Egyptian Barley Salad

From America’s test Kitchen. Do not substitute hulled barley or hull-less barley in this recipe. 1½ cups pearl barley Salt and pepper 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for serving 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground cumin ⅓ cup golden raisins ½ cup coarsely chopped cilantro ¼ cup shelled pistachios, toasted and [ ... ]
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Chopped Mexican Salad with Roasted Peppers, Corn, Tomatoes & Avocado

Chopped salads are a beautiful way to show of summer’s terrific produce. Each ingredient is interesting to eat and taste, and together they combine to give you something even better. For the peppers and corn 2 large orange or red bell peppers 2 ears fresh corn 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt [ ... ]
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Citrus Olive Oil Cake

Ingredients 2 c. flour 2 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda pinch of salt ½ c. buttermilk or sour milk 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. lemon zest + 2 tbsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. orange zest + 2 tbsp. orange juice 1 tsp. almond extract 3 eggs, at room temperature 1 c. sugar ⅔ c. [ ... ]
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Triple Chocolate Biscotti/Mandelbrot

Perfect for Passover or any other time. Makes 24 to 36 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1¼ cups sugar ½ cup vegetable oil 2 eggs ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tablespoon potato starch 1½ cups ground almonds or almond meal ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1. Set the oven at 350 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. In a [ ... ]

Prune Cake

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup prune purée 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/4 cup canola oil 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 
 1 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted 3/4 cup [ ... ]

Chocolate Chip-Almond Balls

Sometimes you want just a bit of chocolate, not too much of it; these cookies, which combine chocolate chips with candied orange and grapefruit peels, offer just that. They are very easy to make and can be frozen, and they have a sophisticated look and flavour, so they [ ... ]

Flourless Chocolate Walnut Cookies

François Payard’s Recipe Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Level of Difficulty: Easy Serving Size: 12 4-inch cookies Ingredients 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoonsDutch-process cocoa powder 3 cups confectioners’ sugar pinch of salt 2 3/4 cups walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped 4 large egg whites, at room temperature 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract Directions Place a rack each in the upper and bottom thirds of the [ ... ]
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Triple the Ginger Cookies

Ingredients 3/4 cup butter 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup molasses 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground ginger 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root 1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger Directions In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg [ ... ]