Food Life

Welcome to my kitchen. I love to cook and entertain so there are lots of articles about Cooking, Baking, Food and Nutrition, Equipment and Things in the Kitchen and of course we have Recipes!

Butterscotch No Bake Cookie Recipe

My first venture in to the world of No Bake Cookies resulted in a Butterscotch No Bake Cookie Recipe that I would like to share with you.We recently had friends over for dinner and they have 4 children. I wanted to make something sweet for dessert that I knew the children would enjoy but it [Read On]

Make Healthy Bread and Boost Your Nutrition

I want to share some information and resources so that you can make healthy bread and boost your nutrition level at home. Homemade bread smells wonderful and is delicious to eat but just because it’s homemade doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Using store bought flour that hasn’t been in the freezer means the flour has lost [Read On]

Spicy Cream of Tomato Soup Recipe & A Funny Story

I really enjoy tomato soup and here is my super easy and super quick Spicy Cream of Tomato Soup Recipe. It has gourmet flavor and a surprising spicy kick. But first a funny story…When I was growing up I used to help my mom out in the summers by baby-sitting my youngest sister (we are [Read On]

Chanukkah Chicken & Olives

This is my favorite Chanukkah main dish and we look forward to it every year. Even though we refer to it as Chanukkah Chicken & Olives, we enjoy it so much that we do make it several times a year. Often I change or adapt recipes but this one is so great just as written. [Read On]

Potato Latke Recipe

Oh I just love Potato Latkes! We eat them throughout the year not just at Chanukkah. I like to eat them with sour cream on top that is sprinkled with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper. Sometimes I like to eat Potato Latkes with applesauce on the side. We prefer our latkes to be somewhat [Read On]

Orange & Apple Kugel

Kugels are an Ashkenazic Jewish side dish typically served during Shabbat and the Festivals. They usually incorporate wide egg noodles and sweet or savory ingredients. This Orange & Apple Kugel makes a nice contrast to savory foods or can be used as a not too sweet dessert. Noodle Kugels can be made using a wide [Read On]

Irish Guinness Stew

Guinness is a national institution in Ireland.  This dark brown stout is unbelievably loaded with iron and other vitamins and minerals. The Irish people drink lots of it and it’s no surprise that someone a very long time ago, came up with the idea for Irish Guinness Stew! Interesting health tip ~ very often doctors [Read On]

Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook

How would you like a cookbook that has really nutritious, healthy, quick to make, fun to eat, and TASTY recipes that could be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack time?!!!!! Oh, I forgot to tell you that these recipes will be perfect for busy people on the go and for families and children or [Read On]

Salem Whole Wheat Challah

This delicious braided egg bread is traditional for Shabbat. It goes well with soups, salads, and for sandwiches. My family thinks it makes awesome French Toast too. This recipe for Salem Whole Wheat Challah is our family’s favorite version. Yield: 2 good sized loaves (approximately 16 to 18 slices each) To bag the bread for [Read On]

The Truth About Store Bought Eggs & Chicken

Store bought eggs and chicken, we never gave them much thought until we began to learn in what kind of conditions commercial chickens are raised. The modern, commercial/industrial egg farms do provide lots of eggs for people who don’t raise their own hens but the conditions in which they are raised are inhumane, in our [Read On]

Meet Real Free-Range Eggs – Mother Earth News

By Cheryl Long and Tabitha Alterman Original Article at Mother Earth News Most of the eggs currently sold in supermarkets are nutritionally inferior to eggs produced by hens raised on pasture. That’s the conclusion we have reached following completion of the 2007 Mother Earth News egg testing project. Our testing has found that, compared to [Read On]

Crispy Matzah Brie & Herb Dip Recipe

Matzo Brie can be made so many ways and every Jewish family seems to have their favorites. Some use more egg and milk and become like an omelet and others are thinner and crispy. This recipe is the crispy version and to me they should be like crackers that can be dipped in the the [Read On]

Roasted Leg of Lamb Recipe

Delicious recipe for Roasted Leg of Lamb, just in time for Passover! Larding is an Old World technique that adds flavor and helps to tenderize meat. Traditionally pieces of animal fat (usually pork) were used as “lardons” and inserted into the meat with a larding needle. Over the years this technique has come to include [Read On]

Fresh Moror ~ Bitter Herb

Here is a recipe for a fresh and home-made alternative to a store bought horseradish preparation. Try this Moror recipe for your next Passover Seder meal. Here is a recipe for a fresh and home-made alternative to a store bought horseradish preparation. Try this Moror recipe for your next Passover Seder meal. I have never [Read On]

Coconut Macaroons & Drizzle Sauces

We love the following recipes for Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread Who needs leaven when you have these delicious little bites of soft chewy heaven? Not me. For a change of pace try them with the dipping sauces below or dip pieces of matzah in the sauces, YUM!     Coconut Macaroons Print [Read On]