Peach-Pecan Mini Pies

I love recipes that are quick, easy and yet look fancy.  This one definitely qualifies.  It was simple to throw together, and the results were just beautiful (and yummy, too). yield: 12 mini pies muffin tin (mine is for a dozen muffins) non-stick cooking spray 10 sheets Fillo (Phyllo) Dough 1 21-oz can Peach Pie… Continue reading Peach-Pecan Mini Pies

guest post · Recipes

Cook Kosher Guest Post

There are a number of yummy kosher recipe sites out there, and I’m happy to have written a guest post for Cook Kosher.  This site is really attractive, has a great interface, and, most importantly, has lots of delicious recipes. Remember when my oven was out of commission?  My post is about what I learned… Continue reading Cook Kosher Guest Post

Menu Plan · Recipes

June Menu Plan

Since we’re moving in less than a month (Aaaaahhhhhh!), my June menu plan’s focus is on using up everything that I have in my house.  In the fridge, the freezer, the cupboards (I found a ridiculous amount of corn meal.  Go figure).  I was not looking forward to this inventory of items.  At all.  I… Continue reading June Menu Plan


Eggplant Parmesan, or something like it

I’ve been married for nearly three years (our anniversary is next month!), and it’s only in recent months that I’ve mustered up the courage to, wait for it, make food without following a recipe.  My cookbooks were my lifeline to making edible food.  Without guidelines to follow, I felt all panicky and insecure.  How long… Continue reading Eggplant Parmesan, or something like it


Grilled Cheese and Jalapeno Sandwich

This sandwich came about because I didn’t have any tomatoes in the house.  You see, normally I enjoy my grilled cheese sandwiches with some sliced tomatoes and mayo.  Mmmmmm.  So, not that day.  No tomatoes to be had.  I did have jalapenos, though, since I still haven’t given them to Nikki Flores.  I was a… Continue reading Grilled Cheese and Jalapeno Sandwich


A Summer Smoothie

After frolicking in the park, we stopped by Whole Foods to pick up a few key items.  While in the frozen aisle, I noticed that there were kosher frozen fruits!  Strawberries, blueberries, mangoes, mixed fruit, peaches!  I’ve been craving cold and sweet lately (and successfully resisting the urge to get that pint of Ben and… Continue reading A Summer Smoothie