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Archive for March 28, 2010

TIP OF THE DAY: Egg-cellent Scrambled Eggs

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Ready for brunch: Scrambled eggs with our
favorite mix-ins. Photo © California
Asparagus Commission.

To make fluffier scrambled eggs, add up to 5 teaspoons of milk per egg.

As the eggs cook, the milk turns into steam, puffing up the eggs! The milk also adds a richer flavor to the eggs.

We’re about to make some for brunch with “mix-ins.” You can mix in anything you like. To celebrate spring, we’re going for asparagus, with grape tomatoes and feta cheese.

Find more egg tips and recipes in our Eggs Section.

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PASSOVER: Make Matzo Brei

Passover begins tomorrow night at Sundown.

We have an excuse to make some of our favorite Passover specialty dishes:

  • Matzo Brei, or fried matzo. Our favorite variation is onion and smoked salmon matzo brei, but we have 8 variations for you, both sweet and savory.
  • This Veggie Matzo Brie is a matzo frittata, with carrots, broccoli, cheese and optional pesto sauce.
  • For dessert and snacks, we love Caramel Matzo Buttercrunch, a buttery delight with chocolate and optional chopped nuts and fleur de sel. Even if you’re not Jewish or celebrating Passover, you should whip up a batch.

 

Don’t forget the chicken soup and matzo balls.

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Veggie Matzo Brei, the 8th variation of our
matzo brei recipes. Photo courtesy Cabot Creamery.

The Manishewitz Matzo Ball Mix is an easy shortcut with the dry ingredients pre-measured as a time saver. It makes matzo balls as good as Mom’s if you (a) add three eggs instead of two, (b) use schmaltz (rendered chicken fat) instead of vegetable oil and (c) refrigerate them for a day before serving (keep them apart from the soup).

But to make matzo balls as good as ours, you’ll also need to add a tablespoon of chopped parsley, dill or a combination of both, to the batter.

 

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EASTER: Brunch & Dinner

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Bake or buy cupcakes to make these Easter
flower cupcakes. Photo courtesy McCormick.

Easter Sunday is a week away. If you haven’t finalized your Easter menu yet, we have two new recipes:

 

If you’re not cooking Easter dinner, how about Easter brunch?

 

Find more Easter ideas by selecting “Easter” from the navigation menu in the right column.

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