COOKING VIDEO: Challah Bread Recipe

  Challah, the traditional Jewish bread, dates to ancient Israel. The word itself refers to a tithe of bread that was given to the priests, who had no income. A portion of the dough was sanctified, and the remainder was used for ordinary consumption. It became customary to serve challah with all Sabbath and holiday…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National TV Dinner Day

Since we spend our days (and nights) tasting artisan food products, we don’t eat many frozen dinners. But in grade school, they were a favorite meal. It was an easy way for our working mother to serve us a dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes and peas—and three slices of apple “cobbler” for dessert. There were…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Fried Pickle Chips

Serve fried pickles with a beer or a Martini. Photo courtesy ILovePickles.org.   This tip was inspired by the arrival of a gift of Vlasic Farmer’s Garden Pickles. With little room in the fridge for a large bottle of pickles, we needed to use them up right away. The solution: an end-of-the-day celebration of fried…
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