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In the cold of the winter nothing is better then coming home to a warm, hearty and mouthwatering meal. The smell and taste of the various recipes listed are enough to make everyone forget the chill and gloom associated with winter.

Mocha Brownie with Mocah Caramel Center

Mocha Brownie with Mocah Caramel Center

This is the ultimate brownie recipe especially for those who love the flavors of coffee and chocolate combined. The brownie is chocolaty and fudgy and the caramel is an original and delectable addition to the brownie. If you have no time or patience to make the caramel, try the recipe without the caramel.

short ribs

Braised Short Ribs

The short ribs are cooked low and slow with an incredible combination of ingredients. When they are done, the meat literally falls off the bone. The smell and taste of this dish is glorious.

seared tuna with pineapple

Seared Tuna with Pineapple Salsa and Balsamic Reduction

Searing the tuna makes the tuna look and taste amazing.  The pineapple salsa adds just the right burst of flavor and color to compliment the tuna.  When plated, this dish looks like artwork. Balsamic reduction is balsamic vinegar simmered down to concentrated syrup and adds
another dimension and flavor component to many dishes.

spinach lasagna

Spinach Lasagna

Sizzling sauce, gooey cheese and layers of pasta epitomizes comfort food.

Mushroom Barley Soup

Mushroom Barley Soup

This is a great recipe for a traditional mushroom barley soup.The earthy taste of mushrooms simmered in stock with barley and vegetables is perfect served on a cold winter day. Using dried mushrooms and its soaking liquid brings a depth of flavor to the soup.

spaghetti and meatballs

Italian Style Meatballs and Spaghetti

These meatballs are a delicious and welcome change from many meatball recipes which call for a lot of sugar and sweet sauces. In addition, these meatballs are not fried and come out moist. They burst with the flavors of Italy; tomato, basil and garlic.

Sesame Crusted Tofu Over Stir Fry Soba Noodles

This is a healthy recipe that packs a lot of flavor and texture. Using the water that the pasta cooked in is a technique used by many Italian chefs Cabbage with Pomegranate Seeds and Pecans

This salad looks and tastes great. The green cabbage and the ruby colored pomegranates contrast really well together.

basil pea risotto

Basil Pea Risotto

Risotto is slow cooked Arborio rice, a very popular Italian dish that is featured on many menus in restaurants all over the world.  The starch in the rice releases during cooking and makes a naturally creamy rich dish. It does take a while to prepare, so if you have time and patience
and want to bring the restaurant experience to your kitchen, try out this delicious risotto. The risotto is great served with pan seared fish.

winter soup

Winter Vegetable Soup

This is a flavorful, healthy soup that is easy to make. The soup freezes well and is filling and delicious; perfect for a cold winter day.

As seen in the JoyofKosher with Jamie Geller Magazine (Bitayavon Winter 2011) – Subscribe Now