Kaufman’s Kitchen

So Many Holidays, Such Delicious Recipes

Cookie Stagman and co-author Arlene Bronstein (who is also the author of the lovely children’s book “How Did Nonnie Get to Heaven,” www.howdidnonniegettoheaven.com) now offer “Beautiful Buffets II,” spiced with special recipes from America’s top fashion designers. For more than 25 years, cooks all over…

Help for the Six O’Clock Scramble

There is something so soul-soothing about flipping through a cookbook, looking at the photos, flagging recipes you want to try, and envisioning how wonderful they’ll be when your family sits down to enjoy them.  Although many of us love finding recipes…

Let’s All Eat Healthfully

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Lately, more and more articles and books are focusing on healthy recipes and better eating for children and families.  “Healthy Family, Healthy You; The Healthy Mama’s Guide to feeding your family well—simply and sanely” by Natasha Nadel (www.healthyfamilyhealthyyou.com) is a new book that deals…

Healthful Italian for All Tastes

Contrary to popular belief, Italian food is the perfect cuisine for those looking for heart-healthy and diabetes-friendly dishes. Real Italian food, that is, which is healthful, delicious, and the most popular cuisine in the world. At its core, classic Italian cuisine is…

My Recipe for the Perfect Gift

Holiday Time is fast upon us, and my favorite gift to give is cookbooks. Here are recipes to celebrate this time of year, and books to give as gifts. According to Michel Moushabeck, publisher and editor of Interlink Publishing in Northampton,…

Plan Ahead for the Holidays

I drive around and see all the gold and red leaves, wake up in the morning to cold temperatures, and hear someone on the news announce Christmas is  about 70  days away with Thanksgiving and Chanukah coming even sooner. I realize time is…

Fare for Fall

It’s officially fall, and time to think about alternate dishes for holiday feasts and family meals. Of course for me, it’s great chicken dishes.  Here are two favorites. Famous American Cafe Chicken Salad Judy was a chef at the famous American…

Recipes for the Jewish High Holidays and Beyond

The Jewish High Holidays are upon us, and I have found a new cookbook that will fit any need for any holiday: “The Silver Platter: Simple to Spectacular Wholesome, Family-Friendly Recipes” by Norene Gilletz and Daniella Silver (ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications). “The Silver Platter”…

Looking Forward to Fall

As usual, summer is over and I never had time to enjoy it.  But here are some new books and international recipes to take you into the fall season. Chicken With Thai Basil Kai Pat Horapa Two of my friends and fellow…