almost a foodie

Happy Chanukah

The next best thing to come after sliced bread is the bread machine! If you don’t have one get one they are lots of fun! This is the best cookbook trust me, at one time I had over 100 in my house……. https://www.amazon.com/Betty-Crockers-Bread-Machine-Cookbook/dp/B009XQ47Z6/ref=sr_1_sc_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1513088845&sr=8-2-spell&keywords=BETT+CROOCKER+BREAD+MACHINE+COOKBOOK  It is so easy and the ingredients are simple you can find […]

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Some names have been changed to protect the innocent…

Some names have been changed to protect the innocent… THE SCENE It started off as an average Friday night in the middle of winter. I was helping a client plan a party—we mapped out exactly what she needed and had some samples made. We were very happy. Unfortunately, not everything in life comes out as planned…or as […]

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Meatballs All Year Round

I will dedicate this recipe to my Mother in Law Chippy. She gets the credit for this. Its perfect all year round AND even pesach. One year I made 4 pounds of it and it all went.   2 LB chopped meat 2 eggs 1t salt 1t pepper 1/4 garlic 1/2 cup Matzah Meal Mix […]

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Caesar Salad

The best recipes come from your friends because they would never leave out an ingredient. Yes, that has happened and you know who you are those recipe hoarders! And you know who you are the ones that this has happened too. So going back to my recipe box, and index cards and way before you […]

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The Oven: Episode II

No one likes to wait for a sequel, so why postpone episode II of my oven saga until April? Religion is a funny thing. We all want to do what we “think” is right but what we “think” and what we “do,” might be very different things. It was shortly before Pesach and my new […]

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Dijon-Herb Crusted Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce

No sooner than the Jewish Holidays are over that I get my favorite food magazine Cooking Light, that the cover is promoting the American Holidays — God help us with the cooking. The only thing I can say and that I used to tell all my co-workers at Doubleday, Bookspan, DirectBrands… “We [the royal we] […]

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Gourmet Fish

Hi everyone, there is no way I can write about food… The thought of cooking and eating again for 3 days… So enjoy the picture — I have no clue what fish it is or how to make it! Chag Samech.   Toby

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Gabby’s Pizza Muffins

As we are all aware my kids (just 2 of them) are picky eaters. This post is about Matthew. My neighbor is amazing in so many ways—today she is amazing because she gave me a recipe for Pizza Muffins. So easy! Buy pizza dough Trader Joe’s, sauce, mozzarella cheese and cup cake tins. What makes […]

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So what are you going to eat?….

In my house or ME its all about after the fast. Let’s be real no matter how much protein you eat and how much water or smart water you drink you are going to be hungry or thirsty by the time you come home after Shul Friday Night. So what do you break your fast […]

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A New Year A New You

Ok the headline really makes no sense for this post but it’s a great headline for the new year. We used this headline a lot in my Doubelday/Bookspan/Direct Brands etc… days. I started to “cook” a fish head and a lambs head for Rosh Hashana because I thought it would be funny. Yes, we are […]

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