Let’s Bring ‘Common Sense’ Back to Maryland

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As a candidate for Maryland attorney general, I believe the voters should have an opportunity to know more about me as well as to understand why I am running for this office, and to gain a perspective in what can and will be accomplished during my term. I was raised in Baltimore City and attended… Read More

Scalloped Tomatoes

4 cups fresh bread crumbs 1⁄4 cup melted margarine or extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh-chopped chives 2 tablespoons fresh-chopped parsley 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves salt and pepper 6 to 8 ripe large plum tomatoes, thickly sliced Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine bread crumbs, margarine or oil, chives, parsley, thyme leaves and… Read More

Rolled Stuffed Eggplant

2 medium-size eggplants 2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 medium-size onion, diced 1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic 2 cups cooked rice, basmati preferred 1⁄3 cup grated baked firm spiced tofu* 1⁄3 cup crumbled Italian Tofurky sausage** 1 cup grated Cabot Muenster or Seriously Sharp Cheddar cheese 1 can (15 ounces) petite diced tomatoes, drained… Read More

Light Sweet Potatoes With Apples

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2 large sweet potatoes, peeled, sliced and cooked to firm, not mushy 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced juice of 3 oranges 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons margarine 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon honey, optional In a shallow baking dish, spray with an oil coating. Put in a layer… Read More

Doing What It Takes

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OFAKIM, Israel — In 2008, Asher Nachmani wanted to buy a computerized blackboard for his classroom, but the elementary school where he teaches technology in this low-income town didn’t have the money.   So Nachmani built one himself.   He downloaded a free program from the Internet, bought a controller for a Nintendo Wii video… Read More

Light Ricotta Cheese Cheesecake

4 cups ricotta cheese 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1⁄4 teaspoon salt 4 large eggs cooking spray 1 tablespoon powdered sugar Optional Topping: 2 cups quartered strawberries 1 pint fresh raspberries 1 pint fresh blueberries 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice mint sprigs (optional)… Read More

Stacked Tomatoes & Cheese

For each person: 1 vine-ripened or preferably heirloom tomato, cored and cut into half-inch slices kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste about 1⁄4 cup fresh mozzarella, goat’s or mild feta cheese 1-2 tablespoons torn fresh basil leaves 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Place bottom tomato slice onto the platter and season with… Read More

Bernice Schloss’ Easy Chicken

1 large cooked rotisserie chicken (enough for 8-10 serving), break apart with or without skin 1 envelope of powdered onion soup mix 1⁄2 to 1⁄4 jar apricot preserves, depending on sweetness desired 1 bottle (about 16 ounces) of Thousand Island dressing Combine the soup mix, apricot preserves (I use the fruit-only variety) and dressing (you… Read More

Honey-Glazed Carrots

1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 pounds carrots, cut into 1-inch lengths, halved if thick 1 cup canned reduced-salt chicken broth or water 1⁄2 cup honey 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar kosher salt and ground pepper 2 tablespoon unsalted margarine Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots and cook, stirring once, until… Read More

Noreen Gilletz’s Coke Brisket

3 onions, sliced 41⁄2- to 5-pound beef brisket, well trimmed 4 cloves garlic, crushed salt & pepper to taste 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 tablespoon paprika 1⁄4 cup apricot jam 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 cup Diet Coke Spray a large roasting pan with nonstick spray. Place onions in pan; place brisket on top of… Read More