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Woops…Avoiding Missteps in the Kitchen

Woops…Avoiding Missteps in the Kitchen

Guest: Chef Laura Frankel Talking about kitchen safety isn't the sexiest of topics but I thought it would be a great review for all of us as we embark on holiday cooking - whatever that's going to look like this year. I always have fun chatting with Chef Laura who...

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Beth Schenker, Host & Executive Producer

 

The Big Schmear conversations are with prominent chefs, musicians, authors, visual artists and more talking about their passion for Jewish life.

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What’s in Your Kitchen in 2019? (#30)

What’s in Your Kitchen in 2019? (#30)

Guest: Shannon Sarna Happy 2019 one and all! It's been awhile since my last new episode. In the interim I decided to branch out a bit and take the opportunity to talk with many more guests located all over the country. There are so many people with a real passion for...

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Our Latest Recipes

Grandmother’s Zchug

Grandmother’s Zchug

Grandmother’s Zchug Wet Ingredients 1 bunch coriander leaves 20 green chili peppers 1 head of garlic Dry Ingredients 1 Tbs salt 1 Tbsp. ground black pepper 1 Tbsp. ground cumin 1 Tbsp. cardamom Peel garlic cloves. Discard stems of green peppers. Place both in a food...

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins 1 cup unsweetened applesauce ¾ cup peanut butter powder ⅓ cup xylitol 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 eggs 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 3/4 cups oats Sugar free chocolate...

Over the Top  Sufganiyot

Over the Top Sufganiyot

You could serve Classic Sufganiyot, or you could take your Chanukah OOT (over the top) with this doughnut. Tart lemon curd filling and sweet meringue topping make these doughnuts into mini pies.  Over the Top Sufganiyot INGREDIENTS DOUGH: • 1¼ cups coconut milk...

POTATO PANCAKES RECIPE: EASY LATKES

POTATO PANCAKES RECIPE: EASY LATKES

Nothing like the way our bubbies made latkes in the old country! These latkes are not loaded with potato starch, flour, baking powder or other non-essential ingredients. Jamie's grandfather shared this recipe with her when she told him that she thought his were the...

Matzo Brei Anytime!

Matzo Brei Anytime!

Stephanie and I talked about Matzo Brei when it was Passover time but what I already knew was that Matzo Brei is great any time of year! Matzo Brei Anytime! For Basic Matzo Brei1-2 sheets of Matzo1 egg per sheet of MatzoPinch of SaltFor Sweet Matzo BreiButter (or...

Sweet Blintzes

Sweet Blintzes

Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz from their book The Gefilte Manifesto.  [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:2]

Joan Nathan’s Shtritzlach, Blueberry Buns

Joan Nathan’s Shtritzlach, Blueberry Buns

This recipe comes from King Solomon’s Table: a Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World, a cookbook by the James Beard Award-winning, much-loved cookbook author and authority Joan Nathan. Shtritzlach, Blueberry Buns 2 3/4 cups all-purpose...

Remembering Rice Pudding

Remembering Rice Pudding

This is Ina Pinkney's recipe. Ina opened Ina's Kitchen in 1991, and it quickly became Chicago's premier breakfast restaurant. She was also the chef/owner of INA's restaurant and The Dessert Kitchen Ltd. catering company. She has appeared on the Food Network's Sweet...