Erin Dreyfuss

BBQ Pulled Chicken

This is one of my favorite recipes, because all you have to do is throw everything in a crock pot. The possibilities for this recipe are endless, as you can mix and match vegetables and different spices in innumerable combinations. Feel free to experiment with your favorite flavors! What You’ll Need (serves 2-4 people) 3-4 […]

Tempeh Sloppy Joes

What You’ll Need (serves 2-4 people) 1/2 tbsp olive oil 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 1/2 lb tempeh, crumbled 1 1/2 tbsp tomato paste 3 tbsp crushed tomato 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp worcester sauce 1 tsp brown sugar 1/2 tsp paprika 3/8 tsp salt 1/8 tsp black pepper 4 hamburger […]

Baking: Better Bagels

Baking: Better Bagels

As you may recall, about a year ago, I started learning how to make bagels. I searched high and low for a good bagel recipe and I have finally created one that is fantastic! Practice makes perfect and I had a lot of practice.  In a single day this summer, I made 40 bagels! After […]

Restaurant Review: Post Office Pies

Post Office Pies 209 41st St S, Avondale, Birmingham, AL 35222 Marc and I went here for dinner at 7:45 on a Saturday night and it was packed, which was absolutely fantastic.  We ordered and wound up having to sit at the bar, because no tables were available, which is a good sign for popularity, but […]

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Between dietary restrictions, food allergies, and the upcoming Passover season, cooking for friends and family can be a challenge.  Luckily, Quinoa Stuffed Peppers are the answer to all your cooking quandaries! Kosher? Check!  It’s even kosher for Passover! Gluten-free?  Check! Vegan/Parve?  Check! Delicious?  Double Check! What You’ll Need (serves 2 people) 1/3 cup quinoa 2 peppers, tops […]

Shabbat Shalom

There is nothing better than the smell of fresh baked challah on Shabbat.

Restaurant Review: Gianmarco’s

Gianmarco’s Restaurant 721 Broadway St, Homewood, AL 35209 As soon as I walked in, I knew this place would be great.  It smelled fantastic.  The food was delicious and our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable.  They have a fantastic wine selection.  I highly recommend the tomato and fresh mozzarella appetizer.  The eggplant parmesan and cheese […]