Cupcakes: Chocolate

Makes 16 Ingredients 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons butter, softened 1 1/2 cups white sugar 2 eggs 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup milk Procedure Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a muffin … [Read more…]

Frosting: Vanilla Buttercream and Variations

Makes 24 servings (About 3 cups) Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened 4-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 5 to 6 tablespoons 2% milk Procedure In a large bowl, beat butter until creamy. Beat in the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Variations Almond: Use 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon almond … [Read more…]

Black Bean Salad

Red Bell Pepper Red Onion Cucumber Black beans Flat leaf parsley Feta cheese This one’s a work in progress… amounts will be updated shortly.

Turkey Burgers

Ingredients 1lb ground turkey 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs 1/4 cup grated parmesan 3 tablespoons minced onion 1 tsp minced garlic cloves 2 tablespoons ketchup 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tsp dry oregano (or 1 tbsp minced fresh) 1 tsp salt 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/4 tsp black pepper Form into about 7 burger patties. Grill. Once again, you don’t … [Read more…]

Sauce: Eggless American Pasta Salad

1/2 cup Veganaise 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard (optional) 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt Salt to taste Freshly ground black pepper to taste Summer is here. That means lots of fresh veggies! It also means lots of random leftover portions of fresh veggies. One easy way to use them up is to make pasta … [Read more…]

Spice Mix: Taco Seasoning

Makes 1 ounce 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon black pepper Originally from

Minestrone Soup

With summer coming, we’re going to have many options for fresh veggies and many veggie leftovers. Here is a solution for small amounts of random veggies- a vegetable soup! I’ve listed this recipe in order of things you really need followed by interchangeable ingredients such as pastas, beans and the veggies. I’ve based this on … [Read more…]

Mom’s Passover Sponge Cake (Original from Hadassah Add circa 1970’s)

Mom’s Passover Sponge Cake (the original recipe) Ingredients 3/4 cup Matzo cake meal 3/4 cup potato starch 1/2 tsp salt 6 yolks 1 3/4 cups sugar 1 cup orange juice 1 1/2 cups ground walnuts 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind (or orange) 6 whites beaten very stiff till they look like the Alps Procedure Mix … [Read more…]

Ginger-Soy Roasted Butternut Squash

1 large or 2 small butternut squash, peeled and cubed 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon ginger paste Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Put squash in microwave on high for 2 minutes to soften it up for peeling. Peel and cube squash. Whisk … [Read more…]