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With the holiday season upon us, this month’s Recipe ReDux theme challenged us to come up with DIY offerings from our kitchen. Whether for hostess gifts or holiday gifts, there are lots of homemade mixes – and adorable packaging – that are easy to make. Plus, since it’s for the ReDux, you’ll be doing your loved ones a favor by providing them with a healthy gift just in time for the new year.
I’m a fan of sweet and spicy nut mixes –
Mashed potatoes are among the more classic side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner. But unless potatoes are roasted and crispy or in the form of well-done French fries, I am not one for the white potato. Despite what some people think, it’s not a nutritional no-no – in fact, the white potato is filled with health benefits (unless of course it’s doused with sour cream or mashed with loads of butter!). It’s just the flavor and texture of white potatoes that I’m not the big… read more »
Tonight starts the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashana – literally “the head of the year.” Jews everywhere will be celebrating the start of the Jewish New Year with a celebratory meal including apples and honey, round challah – some with raisins, pomegranates, and a new fruit. It’s no secret that food is integral to Jewish celebrations, but what you may not know is just how much symbolism there is in all these foods we eat. For example, the roundness of the challah symbolize… read more »