How To Shape a Babka

Babka Shaping 15Making babka? Don’t be afraid! Here is how to shape it so it looks beautifully swirly: Continue reading

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Dress a Salad the Easy Way!

Naked SaladWhen I was growing up, we had a salad with dinner every night.  Even if we were having another vegetable, we would always have a fresh salad that my mom would dress with delicious oil and vinegar. I don’t know how we got started doing it, but we would always dress it directly in the bowl.  Without measuring.  It is the best salad dressing I have ever had.

Here’s how to do it yourself: Continue reading

D.I.Y. Sushi Part 3: The Rolling

Now that you have completed the first step, The Rice, and the second step, The Filling, you are very close to sushi bliss. These next two steps are a lot shorter, but I have to admit, I hate them both.  These last steps make or break the presentation of your sushi rolls, however, if you mess them up,  they will still taste good.  I promise!

But don’t worry, your rolls will look pretty because I’m going to teach you how to master… Continue reading

D.I.Y. Sushi Part 1: The Rice

RiceFor our very first Valentine’s Day together, John and I decided to make sushi together. It was not the first time I had made sushi in my life, but it was the first time I wanted to impress someone with my sushi-making skills. That made me nervous because there a lot of things to mess up when making homemade sushi.

We actually managed to do a great job, but I think we ended up eating about 2 hours later than expected. Since then, we’ve picked up some tips to make the whole process much
easier. Now, we whip up our own sushi almost as often as we go out for it! Continue reading