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Falling in Love Again
Falling in Love Again

As a chef, I am always looking for new flavors and ingredients. Sometimes I fall in love with a familiar ingredient all over again and will spend weeks experimenting with it in new combinations. My new and old favorite ingredient is Pimenton Ahumado. This stuff is quite simply the bomb!

Just a Bite
Just a Bite

I grew up in a very adventurous household. I did not know it at the time, but we were really different from other families. I grew up in the suburbs outside of Chicago and from all outward appearances we were probably very typical. My father was a pretty average suburban dad with one eccentricity…he liked to travel the world with food. He was an incredibly adventurous foodie (way ahead of his time).

Behind the Camera Secrets Behind the Camera Secrets

Want to put your best face forward in the world of online dating? It all begins with your personal profile photos. But choosing picture perfect images is not as simple as one would think. In fact, some would say there is a science behind it. So to help make things a little easier for you, we interviewed Gordon Gooch, the expert behind Dating Headshots.

The Nerdy Guy’s Guide to Finding Love The Nerdy Guy’s Guide to Finding Love

It has long been tradition for Jews to put an emphasis on education; you’ll more likely find a Jew pursuing an MBA over the NBA. High school sports may rule much of the country, but our “Friday Night Lights” are a bit different.

How to Be Comfortable in Any Social Situation How to Be Comfortable in Any Social Situation

Dating can be quite difficult. Sometimes it takes a few minutes to get comfortable in a dating situation. But, learning how to be at ease wherever you are will allow you to always have fun.  The number one way to feel comfortable in any situation is to always be confident. No matter where you are, people are drawn to confidence. If you walk into a date feeling like a million dollars, your date will be impressed.

Bar Mitzvah Crashers Bar Mitzvah Crashers

Don’t drop your jaw at me. Crashing is nothing new to Jews. You think those party animals waited for Noah’s formal invite before they boarded their booze cruise? You think our ancestors waited for Moses’s Evite® before escaping from Egypt?

Fried Chicken, Sweet Potato Salad, & Passion Fruit Mojitos
Fried Chicken, Sweet Potato Salad, & Passion Fruit Mojitos

Memorial Day is the unofficial kick-off to summer and what better way to start it off than with a crunchy piece of fried chicken? Summertime is all about relaxing and having fun, so take a break from the diet and enjoy. The fried chicken and potato salad can be made up to two days ahead of serving.

Love in the Time of Depression: The Secret to Making It Last Love in the Time of Depression: The Secret to Making It Last

Sue and Bob have both been single for 15 years.  Sue, a divorced mother of two and Bob, a widow with three grown adult boys of his own, met last year on an online dating site…

Brisket 101 Brisket 101

The usual method of cooking brisket is to dump a bunch of onions, garlic and then a saucy type concoction over the meat, cover it and cook it until it has shriveled up and shrunk in size by about one half. The sauce ingredient ranges from a cola beverage to jarred chili sauce. YUCK! I am convinced that the reason chicken and brisket often share star billing on holiday and Shabbat tables is that some well intentioned cook shrunk the brisket and panicked and threw in some chickens to cover all bases.

Impress Your Date with a Dinner Date Al Fresco Impress Your Date with a Dinner Date Al Fresco

As spring quickly turns to summer, the warm weather becomes a haven for people to mingle, laugh and enjoy time together outdoors.  For those who are looking to meet someone, this also opens up a variety of options for fun, impressive date ideas.  There’s a natural “feel-good” reaction when the sun comes out.  Maybe this is the reason that so many marriages take place during the summer months.

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