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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

It goes quick!

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Debbie’s Easy Gourmet Passover Trifle

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Debbie’s Easy Gourmet Passover Trifle

5 Comments 08 March 2011

Hi Marlene
I was thumbing through all my Passover dessert recipes which were extremely complicated when I found this one I knew your readers would love it!I know I do especially on the second half of yom tov when I’m all out of dessert ideas and energy to be creative! This trifle is semi-homemade,easy to whip up,elegant to serve and your sure to have an empty bowl after the guests dig in to it! Debbie Gindi


Passover Trifle:

  • One box cake mix (flavor of your choice)  prepared and baked according to manufacturer instructions,cut into cubes
  • 1 container parve whipped topping,thawed
  • 1 pint strawberries,washed and sliced
  • 2 bananas,peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 c U-bet chocolate syrup (or any k for p chocolate syrup)
  • 1/2 c toasted coconut
  • 10 nutty chews mini chocolate bars,cut in half (omit it you can’t find it kosher for passover)

In a glass trifle bowl begin by layering whip cream ob bottom of bowl,then cake cubes, strawberries, bananas, coconut,nutty chews,drizzle half of the syrup on top then repeat two more times. Top with toasted coconut!

Bar Carts: Retro Chic Entertaining.

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Bar Carts: Retro Chic Entertaining.

2 Comments 24 March 2010

One part nostalgia, and two parts chic, bar carts and bars in general are a must for holiday parties.

This is my own vintage bar cart. I am about to de-stock it for Passover and I decided to post about it because there is nothing more essential to entertaining than a good bar area. It doesnt have to be a cart. If you purpose out a desk or a console as your bar, it is just as good!

Lately, bar carts have been everywhere in the design world. From the late Domino Magazine that LOVED them, to a recent article in the New York Times featuring the bar cart of fellow blogger Eddie Ross, bar carts are bringing back that romantic notion of “Cocktail Hour.”

The trick to having a chic bar  cart is quantity and repetition. You want your guests to feel like the drinks are abundant, not like they shouldn’t drink the last of the Vodka! (To all of you non drinkers, even your sodas and Pellegrinos can be set up on a bar. But, I DO NOT want to see a 2 liter bottle of soda on your bar cart! )

Stock your bar with tons of glasses in different heights, an ice bucket, chic coasters, cans of soda, sparkling and flat water. Display cut limes and lemons in fancy bowls.

For Passover, make sure you have plenty of wine around, since it is one of the few liquors that are Kosher for Passover! You need an easy to use corkscrew on hand!

If you dont have a bar car or even a table you can use a tray to display your drinks and get the same effect.

A tiny bouquet and a small bowl of olives dress up this little tray.

Decanters, martini shakers come in all shapes and sizes and are a great addition to the bar area.

You can also make a signature cocktail for the evening and leave it on the bar in a pretty pitcher. Sangria is a Passover favorite at my house because you can use all the left-over wine!

Make sure your bar is in an area that is easily accessible. Bar carts roll around, that’s why they are ideal for parties.

Have a Happy Passover!!

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No Mess Fish in Parchment Paper

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No Mess Fish in Parchment Paper

4 Comments 20 March 2010

This gourmet- practically fat-free recipe will be a hit with your family or for entertaining on the holidays. Because you dont even need a pot, its a no-brainer for weeknights. If you use this recipe for Passover, make sure your parchment paper is marked Kosher for Passover, as some have an invisible coating of flour on top.

Recipe Ingredients:

    1. Any flat fish such as fillet of sole or dover sole.
    2. Assorted vegetables such as  cherry tomatoes, french string beans, radishes, red peppers.
    3. Kalamata olives add great flavor.
    4. Lemon zest- check out the video for tips on zesting
  • Pour 1 teaspoon of olive oil on a 12″ round piece of parchment paper and spread with a brush.
  • Place fish skin side down
  • season with salt and pepper
  • surround with vegetables
  • add lemon zest on top
  • seal pouch  beginning from end that is toward you. Watch how Adam does it!
  • Make sure its an air tight seal.
  • Place on a sheet pan in a pre-heated 425 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.
  • It should be brown and puffy Enjoy!
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