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Chocolate & Peanut Butter Chip Rice Krispies Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1/3 cup cocoa 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 3/4 cup light brown sugar 1/4 cup sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 1teaspoon baking powder 1/3 cup bittersweet (60% cocoa) chocolate chips 1/2 cup peanut butter chips 2/3 cup […]

Sweet Chocolate Halloween Chex Mix

Ingredients 5 cups Chocolate Chex cereal 1/2 cup honey roasted peanuts 1 1/2 cup broken vanilla pizzelles 1/2 cup chocolate-ginger pumpkin seeds* or plain pepitas 1 cup Halloween mix (like Brach’s Mellowcreme Autumn Mix) 3 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon Ingredients: Pre-heat […]

Very Berry Rice Krispies Treats

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter 6 oz large marshmallows 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 3 cups crisped rice cereal (AKA Rice Krispies) scant 1/4 cup freeze-dried strawberries* scant 1/4 cup freeze-dried raspberries scant 1/4 cup freeze-dried blueberries Directions: Coat 8-inch pan with cooking spray or brush with oil. Set aside. Place all of […]

Portuguese Style Tuna Salad

Ingredients: 1 15-oz can chickpeas, drained 1 1/2 lb potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces (I used Yukon Gold) 4 hard-boiled eggs, quartered 1/2 red onion, diced 1/3 cup Kalamata olives in oil, drained 12 oz good quality canned tuna (drained if in water–see thoughts) 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil […]

Smoked Trout and Black Garlic Open-faced Sandwiches

Ingredients: 500 gram loaf European style sliced pumpernickle 1 7-oz container Finlandia Creamy Gourmet Cheese Black Garlic 8 oz smoked trout, cut into 2 inch wide pieces 1/2 English cucumber, sliced thinly 1/2 red onion, halved and sliced thinly 1 7-oz container Finlandia Creamy Gourmet Cheese Black Garlic Directions: Spread […]

Admitting it is Autumn Lentil Salad

Ingredients: 1 6.7-oz tin smoked herring in oil* 2 tablespoons good quality apple cider vinegar 2 hard-boiled eggs, quartered 1 bunch French breakfast radishes, thinly sliced 8-9 oz cooked beets, halved and sliced 8 oz cooked Beluga lentils** 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika freshly ground black […]

Tahini-Dill Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients: 5 oz canned solid albacore tuna in water, drained 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons prepared tahini sauce 3 tablespoon minced red onion 1 tablespoon nonpareil capers 1 tablespoon minced dill freshly ground black pepper 2 large tomatoes (beefsteak works well) Directions: In a small bowl, break up the tuna […]

S’Mores Krispie Treats

Ingredients: 4 tablespoons butter 13 oz large marshmallows 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 6 cups crisped rice cereal (AKA Rice Krispies) 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips 3 graham crackers, crumbled into big chunks Directions: Coat 13x9x2 inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside. In a large bowl, stir together the cereal, chips, […]

Baked Matzo Brei with Mixed Greens, Mushrooms and Smoked Herring

Ingredients: 1 6.7 oz can smoked herring in oil 1 bunch green onion, white and green parts chopped 8 oz crimini mushrooms, sliced 1 bunch spinach, chopped 1 bunch arugula, chopped 1 sheet egg and onion (or plain!) matzo, broken into 1/2 inch pieces 8 eggs, beaten sea salt freshly […]