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Sweet &Sour Meatless Meatball Recipe

Vegetarian Meat Mixture

Who knew that vegetarian meatballs could be so good?  If you are looking for a meatless meatball recipe,definitely give this one a try.  I doubled the recipe and have enough meatballs now for quite a few meals this week!  If you aren't a fan of sweet and sour meatballs,you could just as easily ...

Ina Garten’s French Apple Tart Recipe Review

French Apple Tart Pastry Dough

I love Ina Garten... my husband loves apple tarts and apple pies... and it was Rosh Hashanah (bring on the apples!!!)... so clearly I had to try out Ina's French Apple Tart recipe! It is surprisingly easy,deliciously yummy and super impressive looking. The only thing I would do differently next time is ...

Martha Stewart’s Apple Honey Challah Review

Martha

My latest quest has been to find the perfect challah recipe.  The "perfect challah" can definitely differ from person to person... but my tastebuds are loyal to the sweeter egg challah variety (as opposed to water challah).    I have tried several different recipes over the past month,but I have not found any recipe to ...

Brazilian Food Recipes like Brigadeiro,Caipirinha &Feijoada

Many of you know that I recently married the most wonderful Brazilian man.  He was born in Brazil but he has lived in America since he was 3 years old... of course,he still loves Brazilian cuisine (and I can't say that I blame him!).  So part of my new year's resolution for my first ...

Filet Mignon –The Stove and Oven Method!

Filet Mignon with Golden Crust

Filet Mignon is amazingly easy to cook at home... this was my first time attempting to cook it inside (as opposed to on the bbq),and I must say that it came out PERFECT.  Here is my super simple method (thank you Eugene for all of your help and advice!!)1.  You should cut your filet ...

Ideya Latin Bistro:Manhattan Restaurant Review Series

Ideya Brunch Menu

I was strolling through Chinatown with an out-of-town visitor (none other than my fabulous sister) and some friends,when we became starving.  Being that we weren't in the mood for Chinese food,but were in Chinatown doing the "tourist" thing,we took a slight detour and 5 minutes later we were in the heart of ...

Cheesy Carmelized Onion Focaccia Recipe

Carmelized Onions

I am loving all the recipes I can do in my Breadman Bread Machine!  I had some extra onions and shredded cheddar in my fridge,and this focaccia recipe was calling their names.  I have a definite weakness for onions in bread... onion bagels are my favorite... and anything with caramelized onion is a winner ...

Cranberry Walnut Bread Recipe

Yeast Flour Bread Machine

My Dear Breadman Bread Machine,how I have long neglected you!  If only I had known how delicious your bread can be and how simple it is and the amazing aromas that would fill my house,I surely would have taken you out sooner!  This is my plea to all of my readers,take out ...

Chocolate Flourless Cake:4 Ingredients Never Tasted So Good!

Greased Parchment Paper

One of my absolute favorite cake cookbooks of all times has got to be Rose Levy Beranbaum's The Cake Bible.  I wish I was related to Rose so that I could cook with her,plus I love the last name Beranbaum!  I made The Cake Bible's Chocolate Oblivion Truffle Torte recipe for my husband's first ...

Costco’s Genova Tonno Tuna

Costco Genova Tonno Tuna

I am usually a huge fan of Costco and their products.  One of my friends told me that their canned tuna,Genova Tonno Tuna,is imported from Italy and much better than regular canned tuna.  I heard at a culinary course at the 92nd Street Y (the Y in Manhattan) that Flott and Callipo,two ...