Homemade Angel Food Cake with Fresh Strawberries

I couldn’t pass up the beautiful Louisiana strawberries at the farmer’s market last Tuesday. Now I’ve got to figure out how to use them. Angel food cake is something I’ve always wanted to try and so I am going to bake an angel food cake topped with fresh sliced strawberries. And I’m going out on a limb by adapting the cake recipe for Passover.Angel Food Cake for Passover and Strawberries - IMG_8731_1

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Pizza, Pizza, Pass the Matzo Pizza, Please

Matzo pizza is the Jewish mother’s answer for: “What do you feed the kids for eight days without bread or flour.” Since the Passover holiday lasts for eight days, it takes some ingenuity to plan meals without flour or leavening this long. Pizza made with a matzo crust tastes surprisingly like a Domino’s thin crust pizza. It became a standard in our kid’s school lunch boxes.Matzoh Pizza x 3 Continue reading

Salad with Salted Walnuts, Strawberries, Arugula & Honey-Citrus Dressing

Today I’m making a salad with local produce and ingredients in my pantry and adding a refreshing honey-citrus dressing.. Let’s add Louisiana strawberries, leaf lettuce, green onions and the walnuts tucked away in my freezer from winter baking. I still have arugula in my garden. This will make a great spring salad! Passover is soon; the sweet and salty, bitter salad can be served at a seder meal, too.Salted Wantus and Strawberries with Honey Citrus Dressing - IMG_8310 Continue reading

Fran’s Brisket for Onion Lovers and Variations

There’s brisket and then there’s Fran’s Brisket. When prepared properly, nothing is more flavorful and tender than brisket. This recipe is braised slowly in the oven with lots of onions and a simple marinade of burgundy wine. Delicious! There are many good brisket recipes; this one has evolved as it moved from cook to cook. Here’s the story.Fran's Brisket - 2 - IMG_8614_1

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