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Turkey Sugar Cookies

2023-11-23T09:25:37-05:00November 23rd, 2023|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Rosh Hashanah, Thanksgiving|Tags: , , , |

If you're an avid cookie baker, you will want to make these turkey sugar cookies for Thanksgiving.  Wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving surrounded by your loved ones.  Praying for Israel--the safe return of the hostages, the safety and protection of our IDF heroes and all of our Israeli brothers and sisters. Praying for a speedy [...]

Thanksgiving Cornucopia of Roasted Vegetables

2023-11-22T09:07:16-05:00November 22nd, 2023|Categories: Food Columns, Side Dishes, Thanksgiving, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: , |

I am often asked for suggestions for Thanksgiving side dishes.  This recipe for roasted  autumn vegetables is one of my favorite side dishes to make for Thanksgiving and other festive autumn and winter get-togethers.  It has a beautiful array or autumn tastes, textures, and colors and is a great accompaniment to turkey, chicken, or beef.  [...]

Turkey Roulade

2023-11-21T14:25:22-05:00November 21st, 2023|Categories: Food Columns, Meat and Poultry, Thanksgiving|Tags: |

I must confess—I am not a big fan of the roasted whole turkey. At a time when I need as much oven space as possible for the multitude of dishes that I serve on Thanksgiving, the huge whole turkey monopolizes most of my oven space.  I also find it impossible to get the whole turkey [...]

Roast Turkey

2023-11-20T12:19:11-05:00November 20th, 2023|Categories: Food Columns, Meat and Poultry, Thanksgiving|Tags: , |

Thanksgiving is the quintessential American holiday enjoyed and celebrated by all Americans.  It is a time when we gather with family and friends to share precious time together and partake of a sumptuous meal.  To enhance your Thanksgiving feast with your family, I’ve provided recipes for Roast Turkey and Sweet Potato Casserole.  Happy Thanksgiving! [...]

Chestnut Soup

2023-11-20T12:12:32-05:00November 20th, 2023|Categories: Food Columns, Soups, Thanksgiving|Tags: |

I make this delicious soup once a year at Thanksgiving.  It’s a bit of a production and quite rich, but well worth the time, effort, and calories.  For a real showstopper, serve the soup in a hollowed out fresh pumpkin soup tureen, or serve in individual hollowed out acorn squash shells.  Best wishes for a [...]

Luzma’s Colombian Penicillin for Sukkot

2023-10-06T11:01:45-04:00October 6th, 2023|Categories: Meat and Poultry, Soups, Sukkot|Tags: , |

You’ve heard of Jewish penicillin, but did you know that a Colombian version exists, as well? Here's a recipe for a great soul-satisfying soup to serve in your sukkah. I first became acquainted with this extraordinary soup during a stay in South Florida one winter. My husband had been under the weather with a flu-like [...]

Baked Spaghetti Squash with Braised Garlic Tomato Sauce and Roasted Cauliflower

2023-10-05T12:04:50-04:00October 5th, 2023|Categories: Cooking Light, Gluten Free, Sukkot, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: , |

Spaghetti squash is known as a vibrant fall/winter vegetable, but it really is a fruit.  Botanically speaking, spaghetti squash as well as other squashes such as pumpkin and zucchini are fruit since they develop from flowers and contain seeds.  However, from a culinary point of view, spaghetti squash is treated as a vegetable in its [...]