Homemade Ricotta Style Cheese

Did you know that plastic milk bags use less plastic than plastic milk containers, making them less environmental harmful than the latter?  And that they are often cheaper? And that once washed and dried inside out, they can be reused as sandwich bags or for freezing food? Unfortunately, as much as I love planet earth I cannot use those friendly bags,
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Lemon Scented Pull-Apart Babka

Flo Braker’s Baking for all Occasions was introduced to me by the enigma of our Cooking Kosher Forum, Yeela.  While most fellow members disclose varying degrees of personal information about themselves, Yeela has chosen to cloak herself in an impenetrable veil of mystery.   No one knows where she lives, how old is she, does she have a
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Meatballs in Tomatoes and String Beans Sauce

I envy those lucky ones who can skim through books.  Or cold-turkey stop reading a book if, having read the first 50 pages, they still can’t get in to it.  They must be so happy,  healthy, carefree, fun to be with human beings. Unfortunately, I’m not a member of that elite group.  I am not capable
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Breaking Bad Challah

I tried quite a few challah recipes over the years.  Egg challah and water challah, cinnamon-raisin and pumpkin, pretzel challah and pull-apart, chocolate chip and whole wheat.  Once you figure out the flour-to- water-to-yeast ratio and master the basic technique, you wonder what’s the fuss all about. Until I tasted Yaffa’s famous challah.   As I was
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Almond Spice Granola

“Thirty seconds!” “Thirty seconds what?!” I assumed Howard wanted me to be in his office in 30 seconds.  Or answer one of his emails. “Thirty seconds is the longest message you can leave on my voice mail, Hannah.  Longer than that and I press “erase”!  And the same, by the way, goes for the other Managing
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