FOOD FUN: Homemade Holiday Lollipops

Easy homemade lollipops are fun edible gift for kids and adults alike. There are just three ingredients! Thee crystal-clear base enables you to show off whatever colors and shapes you like. And it’s not just for the Christmas-Chanukah-Kwanzaa holidays: You can make them to celebrate any occasion of the year, just by changing the inclusions.…
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RECIPE: Matzoh Ball Salad

When we first saw this photo (#1) on Angelica Kitchen’s Facebook page, we thought it was a matzoh balls salad. We soon discovered that the matzoh ball look-alikes are actually masa corn dumplings (chochoyotes). In case you’ve never thought about it [and who has?], matzoh balls are a different style of dumplings than pierogi and…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: The Matzo Project, Delicious Flavored Matzo

Matzo, variously translated from Hebrew as matzoh, matza, matzah, matztzah and other spellings, is a 3,000-year-old accidental recipe.   SOME MATZO HISTORY As anyone who knows the story of Exodus will remember, in the time of Moses, Egypt’s pharaoh* finally agreed after much appealing, and then the 10 plagues, to let the enslaved children of…
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RECIPE: Chanukah Cocktail Riff On A Piña Colada

[1] The Chanukah version of a Piña Colada (photo courtesy Weddings By The Breakers). [2] A champagne cocktail with blue curacao and a gold sugar rim. You can substitute edible gold glitter (photo courtesy Living-On-Cloud-Nine.com).   Just as many of us “drink green” on St. Patrick’s Day, you don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy…
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CHANUKAH: Latke Roundup & The History Of Latkes

This year, Chanukah, the Jewish Festival Of Lights, begins the evening of December 12th (the 25th day of the month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar).     A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHANUKAH In ancient Judea, the Syrian King Antiochus ordered the Jewish people to abandon their religion and worship the Greek gods. In 165…
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