Challah Bread

Challah Bread

According to Jewish tradition, the three Sabbath meals (Friday night, Saturday lunch, and Saturday late afternoon) and two holiday meals (one at night and lunch the following day) each begin with two complete loaves of bread. (Source Wikipedia) Traditionally its a braided bread and is mostly sold that way.

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Zucchini Soup

Zucchini Soup

You wouldn’t think that zucchini would have much flavor as a base flavor for a soup! But surprisingly enough it makes a beautiful silky, light and tasty soup.

This is one of those quick, easy and inexpensive recipes 30 minutes from start to finish. When making soups if you don’t have Knorr soft bouillon in those little plastic containers,

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Spinach Soup / Cream of Spinach Soup

Spinach Soup / Cream of Spinach Soup

Making many soups is so easy and this one is no exception. It’s quite a luxurious one and has a beautiful texture, almost like velvet on the tongue. You can add small things to it to dress it up, such as tiny shrimp,

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Italian Seasoning

Italian Seasoning

Why buy Italian seasoning when you can make it at home with dried herbs you most likely have in the cupboard. Making this with dried herbs means it will keep for months and can be used to make a lovely Italian salad dressing or sprinkled over chicken for or any large roast,

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Cherry Pie a Typically American Recipe

Cherry Pie a Typically American Recipe!

Not living in the US any more one thing that I really miss is cherry pie. It would seem the only way I’m going to get it, is to make it myself. It’s not a very difficult recipe and you can always use a good quality pre-made pie dough if you like.

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Cornbread A Traditional Recipe

Cornbread

Whether it’s for Thanksgiving dinner or a midweek stew, cornbread so easy to make is a wonderful addition to a hearty warming cold weather meal. I came across this awhile ago and found it easy and very satisfying. You can also change it a bit by adding herbs like fresh rosemary.

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Green Tomato Chutney Recipe

Green Tomato Chutney

When life gives you lemons? Well when September gives you to many green tomatoes it time to make chutney! Here’s a recipe that would go well with almost anything that’s roasted. Chicken, beef or lamb. It’s a bit sweet but very savory, I would also serve it on the side of my Chicken Tikka or any Vindaloo preparation.

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Gremolata of Egg, Parsley, Anchovy & Lemon

Gremolata of Egg, Parsley, Anchovy & Lemon

This isn’t exactly a Gremolata but I didn’t know what else to call it. It’s very close and extremely easy to make. I love it, it really perks up a meal. Use it with almost any deep-fried, sautéed or poached fish. It’s lemony freshness can give many dishes a real lift,

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Tortiglioni with Tiny Shrimp and Smoked Salmon

Tortiglioni with Tiny Shrimp and Smoked Salmon

This little dish was if memory serves me right was introduced by Wolfgang Puck at Spago, way back in the early 90’s. He was of course the guy who introduced smoked salmon on pizza! There are some horrible versions of this recipe and I think I have been served many of them.

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Salmon Canapes 1

Salmon Canape 1

I can’t imagine anything as simple or versatile as these little beauties. Besides whipping a little heavy cream and mixing in a bit of horseradish they practically make themselves.

Feel free to change the type of fish, smoked haddock, trout just about any fatty smoked fish will do.

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Canapes


I don't have a many canapes here. The ones I share are super quick, very tasty and most of all tasty. Your guests will appreciate the effort.

A Quick Note

I wanted to take a minute to say that I do try and weigh as many of the ingredients as I can. I think it helps make recipe results more consistent. Of course professional bakers even measure liquids by weight. I don't mind pulling out my little digital scale when I need to.

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