Passover Prune Compote Cake

Prunes really have a bad reputation, but the really are a nice fruit in the plum family. They just happen to be associated with…regularity. They are a blue-black in color, and most people find them dried or stewed. You used to be able to find them fresh, although I think the demand has dropped off … Continue reading

Passover Kugel

Here’s another Passover dish called Kugel. According to Wikipedia, kugel was traditionally a savory pudding made from egg noodles or potatoes. At some point, different regional tastes created sweet kugel with the addition of sugar and cinnamon. This particular one calls for fruits and nuts. The name comes from the early shape which was a … Continue reading

Fruited Cheese Salad

From the Food section of a newspaper in Van Nuys, CA we find a Fruited Cheese Salad. At first I wasn’t quite sure what exactly that would be, but as it turns out, it belongs in Jello hell. Maybe the canapĂ© recipe off to the side can make up for it. To compensate I included … Continue reading

Jewel Toned Fruitcake

I do love fruit cake, myself. I know it has a bad rep, but give it a try sometime. You might find you like it. Jewel Toned Fruitcake 2 cups dried apricots (8 oz) 2 cups pitted dates (8 oz) 1 cup drained red & green maraschino cherries 1 1/2 cup Brazil nuts (3/4 lb) … Continue reading

Weight Watchers Corn Muffins

This is a new one for me – corn muffins made with pineapple. I know in the early days of Weight Watchers, they would substitute cauliflower chunks for potato in potato salad, so I wonder if this is another unusual substitution. I have not made these and probably would not, nor would I rely on … Continue reading