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Chocolate caramel covered must be shared matzo crackers

  If you haven't made chocolate caramel covered matzo crackers aka matzo crack-for a Passover treat, then you must- but be sure to break these crackers into pieces and share, share and finally share these addictive treats without delay, setting aside a small stash for yourself, of course. Ingredients and Recipe for Chocolate Caramel Covered Must Be Shared Matzo Crackers Makes enough to share, plus small stash for yourself 4 sheets matzo crackers, plus a little extra from a 5th cracker to fill in the baking pan 2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into small cubes 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract  Grey sea salt 1 & 1/2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips  1 cup toasted pecans, chopped Preheat the oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil with parchment paper on top. Place the matzo crackers on top of the parchment paper, using 4 whole matzo and pieces of a fifth one to fill in at the edge. Place the butter cubes and the brown sugar in a heavy medium s

blood orange salad with a citrus vinaigrette

With their amazing colors blood oranges are stunning in a red leaf lettuce salad.  I love the combination of  walnuts, fresh herbs, crisp sliced baby Persian cucumbers and French radishes in addition to the blood orange segments in a leafy salad dressed with a citrus vinaigrette.  The option of a citrus juice marinated round of soft goat cheese nestled in the salad is quite nice as well.  There are many ways to play around with variations to this bright crispy salad, I would try substituting various fresh herbs ­čî┐ as the weather warms up and we have more choices in the herb garden.  Life at times is good at home even during Covid and quarantine. Ingredients and Recipe for Blood Orange Salad with a Citrus Vinaigrette  Makes 2 large salads 1 large head leafy red leaf lettuce 1 bunch French radishes 2 organic Persian cucumbers 1/2 cup walnut pieces 2 blood oranges 1 cara cara orange 1 Meyer lemon 1 lime 1 small shallot, about 2-3 tablespoons minced Sprigs of Greek oregano and mint, about