The Culinary Connoisseur

Chestnut Roast

Too often roasted chestnuts end up disappointing: overbaked and dry, underbaked and tough, or just plain hard to peel. Until, that is, we found this foolproof method; it works every…

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Warm Welcome

Nothing says welcome home like a mug of hot chocolate on a frigid day. Press a cup of aromatic chocolaty goodness into your child’s chilly hands as they walk in…

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Dinner in an Instant

The latest buzz among foodies is all about the “Instant Pot.” This new piece of cookware that will theoretically cover all culinary tasks seems to have become the darling of…

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A Chicken in Every Pot

Although this idiom is credited to Herbert Hoover during his campaign for the presidency, it still holds true today. As long as you’ve got a chicken to prepare for dinner,…

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Show-Stopping Desserts for Your Chanukah Party

Browsing through your collection of cookbooks for an amazing dessert? Try our latest creation and wow your family! Praline Meringue Stacks With Dulce de Leche Cream For the meringues 4…

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Brownie Bash

In case you need a reason to try a yummy new recipe, tomorrow is National Brownie Day. It seems every day of the year has been designated to celebrate something.…

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Mason Maven

Today is National Mason Jar Day. Now, you may ask, why celebrate glass jars? Because it commemorates an ingenious invention that’s been making life easier for homemakers since 1858. A…

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Reaching Milestones

Our weekly column celebrates food and all the fun that goes with it. In this week’s column, we’ve veered a little off course to celebrate something else: We’re taking a…

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Bread at Home

Tomorrow is National Homemade Bread Day. While most of us think nothing of baking challah every week, the world at large considers bread baked at home worthy of celebration. This…

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A Tough Nut to Crack

Food historians believe the coconut was named by Portuguese sailors in the 16th century because the three holes on the coconut looked like a human face. “Coco” means “laughing face”…

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Chip Off the Old Block

Everyone knows how addictive potato chips can be. You can’t eat just one. So creative cooks have found a way to have more chips than ever before. Potato chips have…

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We’re Pumped!

Wouldn’t you know it? There are still people who believe pumpkins are not kosher! It’s time to get rid of this silly misconception and add tasty, vitamin-rich pumpkins to our…

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Lo-Cal Snacking

If you are like me, you did not waste much time thinking about the calorie count of Yom Tov treats. But now that it’s over and the waistbands of my…

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Coffee Craze

Coffee has taken on a life of its own. Aside from the coffee-based drinks that run the gamut from a basic $1.25 simple cup to complicated gourmet drinks costing as…

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Honey of a Cake

Added to cake or cookies, drizzled on chicken or vegetables, cooked with carrots or used for dipping challah and apples, honey will be at the top of every shopping list…

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School’s In

While our children are stocking up on school supplies and meeting their new teachers, we are poring over cookbooks, planning our Yom Tov menus. Learning the meaning of many culinary…

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Fuzzy Fruit

Kiwifruit originated in China and were originally called sun fruit or Chinese gooseberry. Famers and importers decided that these long names would keep this tasty fruit from becoming popular so…

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Instant Dessert

Everyone loves summertime entertaining. Whether you are enjoying a meal outdoors or at your Shabbos table, dessert is a must. But who wants to stand in the kitchen for hours?…

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Marvelous Mangoes

Known as “King of the Fruit,” more mangoes are eaten throughout the world than apples. The mango arrived in Florida in the 1830s and in California in the 1880s. Today,…

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BBQ Breads

Yes, we all grill beef, chicken and a variety of vegetables. We have even toasted hot dog buns and pita pockets on the barbecue before building the sandwich. But did…

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