Category: Recipes

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November 19, 2020

By Peg Kern

Decadent Brownie Sundaes with Hot Fudge Sauce

Filed Under  Kitchen Tips, Recipes, USA

A good brownie sundae has been one of my favorite desserts since childhood. I remember going to Friendly's with my father and ordering it every time. This version uses homemade ice cream, but you could use store bought as well. That being said, it's perhaps the simplest ice cream you can imagine – it doesn't even require any cooking! The fudge sauce recipe makes 3 cups. I usually divide it… Read
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November 10, 2020

By Peg Kern

Fall Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Salad with Goat Cheese & Pomegranate

Filed Under  Kitchen Tips, Recipes

Fall is pumpkin season to us, and we've featured plenty of pumpkin recipes over the years. But did you ever see a picture of a beautiful pumpkin dish and decide to recreate it? That's how this tasty pumpkin and sweet potato salad recipe started! The pumpkin and sweet potatoes are sweet, so we use half balsamic (which is also sweet) and half lemon juice for the dressing - nice and… Read
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November 3, 2020

By Peg Kern

A History of Sandwiches and a Sandwich Recipe

Filed Under  Cooking Videos, Food History, Kitchen Tips, Recipes, Italy, USA

It's national sandwich day, and we're asking ourselves: do sandwiches exist in the cuisine of every country in the world? What defines a sandwich? Does a wrap count? What about a sandwich in pita? A burrito? A spring roll? A crepe? Let's make things easier and say that to be a sandwich, it has to have something 'sandwiched' between two pieces of bread. One piece of bread folded over doesn't… Read
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October 14, 2020

By Peg Kern

Delicious Berry Clafoutis for National Dessert Day

Filed Under  Recipes, Special Occasions, France

Today is evidently National Dessert Day, and we'll take any excuse to do a little baking! We have featured tons of desserts in our blog in many different categories, from tarts to cookies, from cakes to custards, from doughnuts to ice cream. But one dessert we have not yet featured is the classic French clafoutis! You sometimes hear it pronounced cla-FOO-dee, but the accent should be (as always in French!)… Read
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October 6, 2020

By Peg Kern

Autumn in Italy: Creamy Mushroom Soup Recipe

Filed Under  Recipes, Italy

We eat soup year round, but there is something about soup in the fall and winter that is particularly appealing. And if you pair that with autumnal produce – in this case mushrooms – it is a match made in heaven! Our favorite fall soups feature what you would expect from the fall harvest. Mushrooms of course, but also plenty of squash, root vegetables, and even apples! This soup is… Read
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September 18, 2020

By Peg Kern

The History of Baba Ganoush, and a Recipe

Filed Under  Food History, Recipes, Israel, Turkey

We've talked before about eggplant and what an amazing vegetable we think it is, and one of my favorite preparations is in baba ganoush. Also spelled baba ghanoush or baba ghanouj/ganouj/gannuj, this eggplant spread is ridiculously easy to make and exceedingly tasty. Originally a dish of Levantine cuisine (more on that here), its etymology is a bit opaque. "Baba" is an endearment and also the Arabic word for father, while… Read
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