Who Wants Pizza?

I was all set to do a newsletter on salmon, but then I got a hankering for pizza. Maybe it’s because my kids are home from college. Pizza was definitely a very important part of my caloric intake in college. And pizza was good any time of day or night. In most parts of the country, you can get pretty good take out pizza. And there’s even a growing number of people that have pizza ovens either indoors or outdoors and make their own. Here’s a selection of mostly unconventional, mostly easy pizza recipes from ReciFoto users that I hope you’ll find good any time of day or night! But honestly, there’s no substitute for a great wood fired, brick oven pizza. Second best, though, is to get yourself a pizza stone, like the one pictured above, so you get a great crust to go with your delicious toppings.Breakfast Pizza

Watermelon Pizza

Quick Cheese Pizza

Vegetable Pizza

Pizza Rustica


Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Vegetable Naan Pizza

Deep Dish Biscuit Pizza

One Pan Pizza

Have a great week!

I Love Apples

“Eat an apple on going to bed, And you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” That’s the predecessor to the more widely known, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” We’re not dispensing any medical advice here, but apples have fiber, vitamin C, quercetin, phenols and they are just plain delicious and delightful to eat in all of their varieties and forms. After bananas, apples are America’s favorite fruit, with the average American eating 16 pounds a year of apples. Unfortunately, that’s only a fraction of the amount of sugar that we eat in a year in processed foods. I’ll refrain from getting on a soap box, and get on an apple crate instead.

It is peak apple season and your supermarkets, farmers markets and local orchards are chock full of an incredible variety of apples.

Here are a bushel of apple recipes from ReciFoto users, starting of course, with my mom’s!

Mom’s Apple Sauce Recipe. I use frozen raspberries without any syrup.

Applesauce Cake

Applesauce Drop Cookies

Mom’s Apple Crisp. Yum.

Apple Raita

Apple Kugel – I had a different version of this tonight with noodles in it!

Apple Fritters – ok, not so sure about eating this before bed or keeping the doctor away, but seriously delicious

Apple Mabel

Yes, these recipes have sugar in them, but you can probably cut back on some of the sugar without doing to much harm to the recipes! And where’s the apple pie recipe, you ask? Well, there will be another email one day with pies! And Apple Brown Betty? Well, after doing a little research, my hunch that the name is racist was born out, so, we’re going to skip that. See the recipe above for Apple Mabel? You can just substitute some bread cubes for the corn flakes. And do yourself a favor, and just call it Apple Betty!

Brisket Will Improve Your Life

In The Brisket Book: A Love Story with Recipes, author Stephanie Pierson writes, “Some foods will improve your meal, your mood, your day, your buttered noodles. Brisket will improve your life.” Brisket has been a standard at my mom’s house for Jewish holidays. And most good barbecue joints also have a tasty brisket. These are on different ends of the brisket spectrum, but both have a tender, savory, irresistible quality in common. Having just had my mom’s brisket this week at lunch on the first day of  Rosh Hashana, I thought it would be a good idea to have a look at brisket recipes that ReciFoto users have shared, starting of course, with my mom’s! I’ve made her recipe a bunch of times and it is always delicious, but it never comes out as good as hers.

You may be asking yourself, what is brisket? According to Wikipedia: “Brisket is a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest of beef or veal. The beef brisket is one of the nine beef primal cuts, though the precise definition of the cut differs internationally.” So, brisket is what you make of it.

Mom’s recipe – btw, she now gets grass fed brisket at Whole Foods

Barbecued Brisket

Neapolitan Brisket of Beef

Brisket and Wine

Grandma Barbara’s Best Brisket

Best Ever Brisket (the temerity!)

Sweet and Sour Brisket

How about sharing your family’s recipe for brisket on ReciFoto?

If you are getting this newsletter, it means you have registered for ReciFoto, either the website or the app. Many of you have already updated your ReciFoto app! That’s great if you have, and we hope you’ll consider upgrading to ReciFoto Plus, especially now that we’ve reduced the price to just $0.99.  ReciFoto Plus allows you to save other users’ recipes to your Collection for easy access later. Another great feature of ReciFoto Plus is that you can make private notes on recipes that are visible only to you. And of course, we would be delighted if you invited your friends to download ReciFoto, too, and start sharing their recipes.

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The ReciFoto Team

Bonus Recipe!
Kasha Varnishkes (Kasha and Bowties) – It is practically obligatory to serve this with brisket, with the gravy from the brisket ladled on top!

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