Several years ago we received this recipe via the James Beard Foundation. We made it ourselves, but never published it because it’s a “niche” recipe for that intersection of foodies and matzoh balls. But after getting some positive feedback about yesterday’s matzoh ball salad recipe (“What a great idea!”), we promised to publish it. The […]

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Get your red and green on for the holidays (photo courtesy Pom Wonderful).   From Pom Wonderful, the company that popularized pomegranate in the U.S., here’s an easy holiday cocktail (prep time is just 3 minutes) with a red and green garnish. For a mocktail, substitute ginger ale for the vermouth.     RECIPE: POM […]

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Easy homemade lollipops are fun edible gift for kids and adults alike. There are just three ingredients! Thee crystal-clear base enables you to show off whatever colors and shapes you like. And it’s not just for the Christmas-Chanukah-Kwanzaa holidays: You can make them to celebrate any occasion of the year, just by changing the inclusions. […]

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[1] Chocolate-covered potato chips with a sprinkle of red chile flakes (photo courtesy My Food Story). [2] Chocolate-covered pretzel rods with holiday sprinkles. Here’s the recipe from Taste Of Home).   If you like to give homemade gifts or party favors, how about chocolate-covered potato chips or pretzels? While you can find them at retailers, […]

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[1] Limited-edition Sparkling Peppermint Hint. Get yours now; it will be gone in January. [2] America’s favorite peppermint water, original Peppermint Hint (still water; both photos courtesy Hint).   Hint, a pioneer in flavored, unsweetened water, has been a hit with us since we first discovered it—way back in 2006 (here’s the review). Following the […]

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When we first saw this photo (#1) on Angelica Kitchen’s Facebook page, we thought it was a matzoh balls salad. We soon discovered that the matzoh ball look-alikes are actually masa corn dumplings (chochoyotes). In case you’ve never thought about it [and who has?], matzoh balls are a different style of dumplings than pierogi and […]

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Since the avocado toast craze began, fancy toast has become the new normal, a dish to eagerly anticipate. Toast toppings are now as diverse as the people making them: savory, spicy, sweet, and perhaps a mix of all three. Our colleague Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet Blog, looked at the nut butters in her cupboard and […]

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