Wine-Braised Brisket

My wonderful daughter-in-law bought me this fabulous cookbook, THE GEFILTE MANEFESTO by JEFFREY YOSKOWITZ & LIZ ALPERN. I plan on trying to make as much of these recipes as I can. They all look very interesting and delicious. The first one I have tried is the WINE-BRAISED BRISKET WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH. It uses a whole bottle of white wine which adds a lovely flavour. There … Continue reading Wine-Braised Brisket

Peanut-Butter Sandwich Cookies

If one was having a party to watch the Oscars, or even if there wasn’t a party & you want a snack, what could be more appropriate than these cookies? The story, as I read it on, is that Nora Ephron (director & screenwriter) went to the Dahila Bakery in Seattle & bought some of these cookies. She emailed the owner saying that these … Continue reading Peanut-Butter Sandwich Cookies

What to do if you don’t have any buttermilk ! 

This was posted on Facebook from I never have buttermilk In my fridge unless I know ahead of time that I will need it. Usually I just decide to make something that requires buttermilk & I have always added vinegar to milk to make a substitute. This short video discusses 4 different  ways to make substitutions for  buttermilk. Definitely worthwhile watching it *** I … Continue reading What to do if you don’t have any buttermilk ! 

Black Bean, Corn & Cheese Enchiladas

This recipe is from November 2014 from the website It was in my vegetarian mailbox where I have many recipes that I want to try! I will put the link to the original recipe here but I changed it up quite a bit! There were a few issues that I found with the original recipe, not to be critical, and perhaps it was something … Continue reading Black Bean, Corn & Cheese Enchiladas