My Mother’s Apple, Raisin, Noodle Kugel

You have been deprived of a great winter recipe, my dear invisible readers. I was trying to write a post about a hearty Potato, Mushroom, Barley, Soup for over a week now.  It was a great success in France during our ski vacation.  The perfect answer to last week’s ferocious East Coast storm. The draft was a
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Stocking Up on Ripe Bananas

Got some extra ripe bananas which the kids won’t look at (no matter how hard you try to convince them the brown spots are really honey, and the tastiest part of each banana), yet do not have time to bake a cake right away? Thanks to my friend Galit, I stopped worrying about wasting those
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Homemade Buttermilk

I try to stay away from recipes calling for half a cup of heavy cream, three quarter of a cup of buttermilk and so on, since more often than not I find myself throwing the leftovers to the garbage after a while,  having forgotten all about it.  On other occasions I force myself to make another dish,
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Stocking Up on Lemon/Orange Zest

I am sure you have all had the saying “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”, tossed at you at various points in time.  I am happy for those of you who like lemonade, as I am sure it made you feel a bit better. Yours Truly, however, is a half empty glass type of
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Better than Any Homemade Pizza

“Step aside please Mam, we need to go through the content of this yellow suitcase.”  Most people let such sentences, coming from a security screener at an airport, go in one ear and out the other.  After all, that’s what security in airports is all about.  They follow policies, procedures and checklists, and unless one
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