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The Secret to Eggnog? Make it Now and Save it for Next Year

Posted December 12, 2014 by | 4 Comments | ]
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Put down the carton, real eggnog is made from scratch. For the best results, some say to age your eggnog for at least three weeks or up to a year before drinking.

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4 Patriotic Desserts for the 4th of July

Posted July 3, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]

Here are four desserts that make the most of red, white and blueberry.

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Good Food’s Guide to Memorial Day Picnics

Posted May 23, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]

Need some picnic inspiration? Look no further!

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How to Have a Perfect Cinco de Mayo Despite the Lime Shortage

Posted May 2, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]

The lime shortage is serious news, but it doesn’t have to ruin your Cinco de Mayo.

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Peeps: Everything You Need to Know (Recipes Included)

Posted April 18, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]

Peeps are one of those mysterious seasonal treats that invade grocery store shelves each year around Easter with no explanation. What’s the deal with them?

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The Seder Plate: A Canvas for Contemporary Design and Values

Posted April 15, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
seder plate grid

In addition to being a time of remembrance, Passover is a holiday for special foods, special dishes and family heirlooms, notably the seder plate.

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What’s a Vegan to Eat During Passover?

Posted April 11, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
A vegan seder plate
Photo: mollyjade on Flickr

Say the words “vegan Passover” and seder menu options shrink considerably.

But Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz says that people celebrating a vegan Passover – and their hosts at the seder table – should not fear.

“If one prepares properly for Passover and thinks creatively, then everything is possible,” he says.

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Recipes: Good Food Passover

Posted April 11, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
Matzo Lasagna for Passover

Over the years I’ve written a number of recipes for Passover that have found their way onto various sites.  Here’s the complete list along with Passover recipes from friends that we’ve posted on this blog in the past.
Angeli Sephardi Haroset
Pesce in Carpione (Gefülte Fish substitute)
Italian Chopped Liver + More
Vegan Matzo Balls
Matzo Brei (Two Ways)
Evan’s (used to be Bittman’s) Pot Roast 
Angeli Matzo Lasagna
Spring Vegetable Saute
Artichokes …

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A Passover Meal to Agree On

Posted April 10, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]

An old maxim says that if you survey two Jews, you’ll get three opinions. And American Judaism has produced a diverse, and sometimes contradicting, range of teachings. But there is one small, blue booklet nearly everyone seems to read – the Maxwell House Haggadah.

Introduced in 1923 by an advertiser hoping to sell coffee to the Jewish community, over 50 million copies have circulated.

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Nowruz Recipes: Fresh Herb Platter, Rice with Favas and Dill and more

Posted March 7, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
fresh herb platter

Celebrate spring with these four Nowruz recipes from Louisa Shafia, author of The New Persian Kitchen.