[1] A delicious oven-baked omelet, for brunch, lunch or dinner (photo courtesy Fruit & Veggies More Matters). [2] An heirloom variety, tiger zucchini. It tastes like supermarket zucchini, but is nicer to look at—especially raw, in crudités or salads. You can get the seeds from Burpee.   Serve this omelet for brunch, lunch or dinner […]

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How about apple pie for breakfast—sort of? An apple crumb pie has a streusel topping made with oats, brown sugar and butter. The oatmeal recipe below is a close cousin, made with apples, apple pie spices…and oats, brown sugar and butter. Alex Caspero, MA, RD, CLT, who developed the recipe for Fruits And Veggies More […]

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[1] Peanut butter popcorn from PB Crave. [2] PB Crave Choco Choco Peanut Butter. Both photos courtesy PB Crave.   There are only two basic ingredients in this tasty snack from PB Crave peanut butter. We’ve added a suggestion of mix-ins to make it your own. You can buy pre-popped popcorn if you like.   […]

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[1] Sacher Torte, a classic with the word “Sacher” inscribed on the top. Here’s a recipe from Chic, Chic, Chocolate. [2] The real deal from the Hotel Sacher, which garnishes its cake with a chocolate medallion specifying Sacher Hotel Wein (Vienna) (photo courtesy Hotel Sacher). [3] The glaze is poured over the cake. Here’s a […]

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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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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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We’ve polished off the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers, enabling us to focus on Christmas. Our first effort is our annual batch of fancy Chex Mix, great for home snacking, visitors, and handing out in small gift bags to delivery guys. This year, the folks at Chex have outdone themselves with Merry Grinch Mix (photo […]

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