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My Purim Mishloach Manot

In Candy, Condiments, Dessert, Feeling Snacky, Holiday, Sweet On 03/20/2011 6 Comments

Happy Purim! From the Strauss Family. I have fond memories of making homemade chocolate lollipops for my families mishloach manot growing up. I unfortunately also remember being really stressed out… Read More »

Guinness Milkshake

In Breakfast, Condiments, Dessert, Feeling Snacky, Holiday, Sweet On 03/17/2011 5 Comments

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!! I am definitely not Irish and neither is Justin, but he sure wishes he was. In fact, I once bought him a square foot… Read More »

BOKA Balsamic Jelly (sort of)

In Bread, Breakfast, Condiments, Feeling Snacky, Hors D'oeuvres, Savory, Sweet, What Was I Thinking? On 03/14/2011 5 Comments

I never really read Bon Appetit magazine before because I thought the recipes were just too complicated! But ever since I began taking on the adventure of cooking… Read More »

80’s Party Funnel Cakes!

In Dessert, Feeling Snacky, Sweet On 03/13/2011 3 Comments

Happy 30th birthday to Tova Small…and thanks for throwing a rockin’ 80’s birthday party. But who knew that getting all dressed up and playing Nintendo would lead to… Read More »

Creole Jambalaya

In Dinner, Holiday, Leftovers, Savory On 03/08/2011 2 Comments

In honor of Mardi Gras, I decided to make a very spicy jambalaya for dinner! For anyone who doesn’t know, Jambalaya is a Louisiana Creole dish of Spanish and… Read More »

Yorkshire Pudding Beef Pie

In Bread, Dinner, Leftovers, Savory, Seen On TV On 03/02/2011 16 Comments

Have you ever heard of Yorkshire Pudding? Until I saw this bread-like dish on “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” on The Food Network, I hadn’t either. While watching… Read More »

Fried Pickles, a.k.a. Frickles!

In Feeling Snacky, Savory, What Was I Thinking? On 02/27/2011 3 Comments

“Fried pickles! Are you serious?!?”That’s what I hear you saying right now. You can just blame (or thank) my sister-in-law, Erica, for the idea. I try not to make… Read More »

German Spaetzle

In Dinner, Noodles, Savory On 02/23/2011 6 Comments

I married in to a very VERY traditional German-Jewish family and along with being on time for everything, I have also taken on the task of learning some… Read More »

Making Whoopie…Pies!

In Dessert, Feeling Snacky, Sweet On 02/19/2011 3 Comments

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to make whoopie pies! They are so easy to make and absolutely devine! I think I actually melted when I took… Read More »

Rustic Artisan Bread

In Bread, Savory, Sweet On 02/10/2011 1 Comment

While reading one of my favorite cooking magazines, Cooking Club (yes, I am a lifetime member), I came across a section called “fast, easy artisan bread: make a batch of… Read More »