MARTHA STEWART’S EDIBLE DREIDELS

12 chocolate kisses 8 ounces melted semisweet chocolate 12 marshmallows 12 thin pretzel sticks 2 ounces melted white chocolate (or any white icing) Dip bottom of chocolate kiss in melted semisweet chocolate. Press onto marshmallow; transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat to make 12 dreidels. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Cut a small slit in… Read More

PINK APPLESAUCE

1 large jar (48 ounces) sweetened chunky-style applesauce 1 tablespoon (or more to taste) red Cinnamon Imperials candies (found with the cake decorations) Place applesauce in a pot with the cinnamon candies. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer. Simmer for about 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally to melt candies. I sometimes… Read More

VEAL ROAST WITH APRICOTS

5-6 lb. veal roast, tied and unseasoned 1 Vidalia onion, sliced garlic salt paprika coarse black pepper 1 bag dried apricots 1 can regular Coca Cola 1 cup ketchup Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash roast and pat dry with paper towel. Line a roasting pan with onion slices. Place roast on top. Sprinkle roast… Read More

PINE NUT SALAD DRESSING

2 tablespoon pine nuts 4 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 6 tablespoons canola oil 2 garlic cloves, pressed scant half teaspoon kosher salt freshly ground pepper Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until thoroughly blended. Makes 2⁄3 cup. Can be refrigerated up to 1 week.

Baltimore Bids Farewell to Iconic Shops

Inside the 2,500-square foot shop that runs all the way back to Lovegrove Street, surrounded by racks of furs and antique furniture, sits David G. Tarlow, owner of Tarlow Furs Ltd., a Charles Street mainstay since 1939. At 84 years old and with a debilitating back problem that requires surgery, Tarlow can no longer keep… Read More

Dolph Schayes and the Rise of Professional Basketball

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Baseball Hall-of-Famers Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax are household names in the pantheon of Jewish professional athletes. But why has basketball Hall-of-Famer Dolph Schayes not achieved similar name recognition? Noted sports historian Dolph Grundman blames demographics and technology. “I think Dolph is not better known because he played in a small city before televised sport… Read More

From Russia With Love

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When she plays music, Janna Friedman says she enters “a different world,” and as a devoted teacher, she has invited hundreds of young music students to experience that world with her. Born into a musical family, Friedman began to play piano as a toddler; as a teen, she studied at a conservatory with world-class musicians… Read More

TZIMMES CAKE

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1⁄2 cup craisins, raisins or dried cherries, moistened in hot water a few minutes, then drained 1⁄2 cup Amaretto or your favorite liqueur 11⁄2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 cup packed light brown sugar 1⁄2 cup white sugar… Read More

FROZEN PUMPKIN PIE

One 10-inch baked pie shell one pint parve vanilla ice cream, softened Filling: one 14- to 16-ounce canned pumpkin 11⁄2 cups sugar 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon vanilla 11⁄2 cups parve whipped cream Almond brittle garnish: 1 cup slivered almonds 1⁄4 cup sugar whipped topping… Read More

DIJON TURKEY BREAST

3 onions, sliced one 5- to 6-pound turkey breast Sauce: 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons soy sauce 3 tablespoons sherry 3 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper Place slices of one onion in bottom on a 9-by-13-inch baking pan that has been coated with nonstick vegetable spray…. Read More