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Great Granola Winter Snack

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Great Granola Winter Snack

1 Comment 06 November 2011

There is no better feeling for a Jewish mom than clearing out those half filled bags and containers of oatmeal,assorted nuts, sesame seeds, apricots and  dried cranberries that lay around our freezers and pantries from month to month. Inspired by Susie Fishbein’s Kids in the Kitchen, I whipped up an easy batch of yummy granola in about 7 minutes. (not including baking time). I really like this recipe because there is very little oil, which is not common for most granola recipes.

This is Susie Fishbeins recipe- but to be honest, since I never folow directions, I added sesame seeds, dried apricots, and any nut that I wanted to get rid of.

That kind of made it look a dot dry ,so I poured in a drop of extra maple syrup and maybe another drop of safflower oil.

Dont worry- it came out great!

Relax, You dont always have to follow the rules!!!


  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1/2 cups raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup craisins or dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup any nut
  • 1/4 cup chopped any other nut
  • 1/4 chopped any other nut
  • 4 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Combine dry
  • Whisk wet
  • Pour mixture onto parchment  paper sprayed with Pam (onto a pan of course)
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees stirring once midway
  • Wait for it to cool to break into pieces

If you know that your family will love it then double the recipe!

You will also enjoy this healthy snack – Laura’s 10 Minute Healthy Fat-Free Cinnamon Oat Cookies

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Whole Wheat Apple or Peach Crisp with Granola Crunch Topping

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Whole Wheat Apple or Peach Crisp with Granola Crunch Topping

1 Comment 05 August 2011

This recipe is adapted from Bitayavon- the fabulous new kosher recipe and food magazine . Check it out!!!

The original recipe called for apples but I had tons of ripe peaches that I needed to use up….

I also doubled the Bitayavon recipe for a large Shabbat crowd.

  • 10 ripe peaches, you can add 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  1. Mix the above ingredients with cubed peaches in a bowl.
  2. Bake in a baking dish till soft and bubbly.

Granola Topping:

  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups of oats
  • 6 tbspoons of brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup of safflower oil
  • 6 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup or more to taste.
  1. Mix above ingredients except for honey or maple syrup  and press into a baking dish.
  2. Bake 15-20 minutes till firm.
  3. Drizzle honey or maple syrup over hot granola crunch.
  4. Serve peaches in individual pretty bowls with granola sprinkled on top.

This is an easy and very healthy, gourmet looking dessert. Try it and let me know if your family liked it as much as mine did!!!

Thank you  Bitayavon for the great recipes!!!!

Keep them coming!!!

Shabbat Shalom!

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Greek Yogurt and Granola Layered Parfaits

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Greek Yogurt and Granola Layered Parfaits

No Comments 27 July 2011

No brunch is complete without a yogurt and granola parfait. There are so many different fruit and yogurt combinations and endless ways to serve it. You can make individual glasses in advance by layering the yogurt, granola and berries on top. Or, you serve everything separately and let your guests assemble their own. Either way you can make something simple into something spectacular!

Did you know that Greek yogurt has twice the protein content of regular yogurt? It also has much less lactose content.  Greek yogurt is  thicker and creamier because the liquid whey is strained out. All yogurts are excellent sources of calcium, potassium, protein, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12.

Pick a glass or bowl- a water glass, wine cup, or martini glass will do.    

You can really use anything. Arrange fruit and yogurt options separately. Greek Yogurt comes in lots of flavors and is now very easily found in any grocery store (Chobani or Oikos Brands).

Healthy Granola:

  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped slivered almonds (you can mix in walnuts and pecans)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Mix wet ingredients in a large bowl. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  2. Spread mixture on an ungreased baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 350 for 2o minutes, mix, and continue baking until golden.
  4. Let cool.  Can be frozen at this point.

by Laura Cohen

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Grilled Pineapple with Ice Cream and Butter Rum Sauce

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Grilled Pineapple with Ice Cream and Butter Rum Sauce

No Comments 20 July 2011

This is a gorgeous dessert for holidays or  even after a special weeknight dinner. I wouldn’t have believed how easy it was if I didn’t watch this video.

Quick Instructions:

  1. Core and slice pineapple so that each slice has a hole.
  2. Spray grill pan with butter flavor Pam and heat till a drop of water sizzles in top of grill pan.
  3. Grill slices on both sides for several minutes till grill marks appear.

Make butter rum sauce:

  1. 2 tsp unsalted butter melted in a pan
  2. 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  3. stir in 1/4 cup rum
  4. stir all ingredients on low heat till smooth
  5. pour over ice cream that has been scooped on top of each pineapple slice.
  6. If you are reading this post from a Blackberry , get on over to a computer  and watch the video before the ice cream melts!

For ice cream that’s Vegan , kosher , organic , dairy free , gluten free , wheat free  and yeast free, try Luna and Larry’s organic Almond Fudge or Coconut Ice cream at Omni Health on Avenue U in Brooklyn. Check out their WEBSITE for healthy  ingredients, vitamins, supplements, wheat and gluten free products, as well as organic groceries and produce.

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Passover Rasberry or Strawberry Tart

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Passover Rasberry or Strawberry Tart

9 Comments 23 March 2011

When Jamie Doueck gives me a Passover recipe, its a guaranteed winner.  This tart doesn’t look like a Passover recipe, but it looks and tastes like an all year round Martha Stewart  fruit tart. – For this recipe, place the rasberries or strawberries carefuly and everyone will think that you bought it!

Kosher for Passover Crust Recipe:

  • 2 cups toasted pecans
  • 1/2 stick margarine or butter
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar

Passover Tart Directions:

  1. Mix above ingredients in food processor till like consitency of oatmeal.
  2. Press into 9 or 10″ tartpan
  3. Bake at 350 degress for 20 or 30 minutes.
  4. Melt 6 oz of good quality Passover chocolate in the microwave or double boiler.
  5. Fold in 1 container of rich whip .
  6. Pour onto cooled crust.
  7. Melt 4 tablespoons of raspberry preserves in pan.
  8. Spread onto chocolate mixture.
  9. Top with fresh raspberries.(please check the raspberries according to halacha- please ask your rabbi.)
  10. Recipe can also be used with strawberries and strawberry preserves.
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Shirley’s Low Fat Apple Crisp

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Shirley’s Low Fat Apple Crisp

2 Comments 06 February 2011

My daughter Shirley has been experimenting with new recipes as a newlywed and she is determined to buy lots of low fat healthy ingredients. She used to complain that I was the only mother who sent in organic apples for third grade snack  and she still recalls the sound of the thud that the whole apple made as it hit the bottom of the classroom garbage can. I never understood how she ended up with all those Laffy Taffy wrappers in her jacket pockets…

“Hi Mom

I made this Low Carb Apple Crisp recipe for you for Shabbat. Enjoy!




  • 4  Organic Baking Apples (honey crisp apples are delicious)
  • 1/4 cup quick cooking oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup whole grain pastry flour
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp Earth Balance Buttery Spread (if mixture seems dry- add a little more)
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. spray an 8×8-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a bowl, thoroughly combine the oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and  Earth Balance margarine.
  4. Peel, core, and thinly slice the apples.
  5. Spread the apple slices evenly over the surface of the baking pan.
  6. Sprinkle the oatmeal-flour mixture over the apples.
  7. Bake in the preheated over for 30 minutes or until the apples are tender and the topping is golden brown.
  8. Serve warm, topping each serving with 1/4 cup frozen parve ice cream.

Makes 8 servings. Double or triple the recipe for a big crowd.

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White House Fruit and Oat Bars

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White House Fruit and Oat Bars

1 Comment 14 May 2010

Even if you aren’t lucky enough to have your own White House pastry chef,

your kids can still have a taste of  what the Obama girls snack on.

Try this yummy fruit bar taste tested by Michelle Obama herself, who has practically banished white sugar and white flour

from the White House kids menu.

(recipe reprint from The New York Times

read more about the White House pastry chef written by Julia Moskin)

Time: About 50 minutes, plus time for cooling

6 tablespoons grapeseed oil, or other neutral oil, plus extra for brushing pan

2 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup mixed seeds, such as pumpkin, sunflower and sesame

1/2 cup honey

1/3 cup dark brown sugar

1/3 cup maple syrup

Pinch of salt

1 1/2 cups mixed dried fruit, such as raisins, cherries, apricots, papaya, pineapple and cranberries (at least 3 kinds, cut into small pieces if large)

1 teaspoon ground cardamom or cinnamon.

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9-inch-square baking pan with parchment paper or foil, letting a few inches hang over side of pan. Brush with oil.

2. Spread oats and seeds on another baking pan and toast in oven just until golden and fragrant, 6 to 8 minutes, shaking pan once.

3. In a saucepan, combine oil, honey, brown sugar, maple syrup and salt. Stir over medium heat until smooth and hot. In a mixing bowl, toss together toasted oats and seeds, dried fruit and cardamom. Pour hot sugar mixture over and stir until well combined.

4. While mixture is warm, transfer to prepared pan, pressing into pan evenly with an offset spatula.

5. Bake until brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer pan to a rack and let cool completely. Using the overhanging foil or paper, lift out of pan and place on a work surface. Cut into bars, about 1 1/2 inches by 3 inches.

Yield: 2 dozen bars.

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Madeline’s Roast in a Bag

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Madeline’s Roast in a Bag

No Comments 28 April 2010

Madeline’s Roast in a Bag

Saute 1 chopped onion and 3 cloves garlic in oil.

Then combine:

1/2 cup ketchup

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 water

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 tbsp potato starch (optional)



Pour over roast inside large Turkey Cooking Bag, tie it closed and place in a roaster uncovered and roast for at 350 for  2 hours.

Watch the roast to make sure it doesn’t burn or get overcooked.

Remove the roast, slice and pour the juices over the roast.

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