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Bowl of minestrone soup with slices of pumpernickel bread

Minestrone Weather

Living in Southern California, I’ve come to accept the fact that it will often still get up in the 80s in October. (That doesn’t mean I approve.) Given my east coast sensibilities and predilection for fall weather, the first day I see that it will dip into the 60s I’m ready to light a fire and make a hearty soup.

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steaming pressure cooker

The Science of Pressure Cookers

Have you ever wondered how and why pressure cookers actually work? Here’s what’s going on when you cook with one (and a recipe for Indian Moong Dal Khichdi that cooks in fives minutes!).

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Easy Egg Drop Soup - A fast weeknight comfort-food meal

Easy Egg Drop Soup

This easy Egg Drop Soup has become one of my favorite weeknight dinner recipes… and what better time of year to share this recipe? Not only is it in keeping with the time-honored Jewish tradition of Chinese Food On Christmas, but it’s also a wonderful, warming comfort food on any chilly winter night.

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