It’s like Italian food…but for Jews

For dinner tonight I made Pastelicos with Spicy Meat Filling. ‘Um,” C said, “What’s that?” “They’re kinda like Italian Rice Balls – but with mashed potatoes on the outside, no cheese, and ground beef with onions in the middle.” “So, … Continue reading

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I don’t know if you could really call this Tartar Sauce…

Since it’s Passover right now, everything is kinda turned upside down in our kitchen. We are limited in our options and ingredients – even more so than usual. In this house, for the duration of the holiday, we don’t eat … Continue reading

Matza-Chicken Turnovers

  Today for dinner I decided to make some chicken wrapped in matza, dipped in egg and then fried. I served this with sautéed Mushrooms and Spinach (my old standby). In theory, what you’re supposed to do is ‘moisten’ the … Continue reading

I wanna lick the screen

Last night was the first night of Passover. We eat a great big meal and sing lots of songs and say a ton of prayers and drink loads of wine. It’s called Seder and this happens to be my FAVORITE … Continue reading

I don’t think there’s ANY way to make this look appetizing…

I make a version of tuna salad that E really likes. It’s one of her favorite meals that I make – and one that she requests ALL.THE.TIME. We’re big fans of using food coloring in this house. Rainbow pasta, dyed … Continue reading

…It’s kinda like the Jewish Halloween

Tonight is the beginning of Purim – a holiday that I often describe as kinda like the Jewish Halloween. We dress in costumes, eat junk food, gather in groups to hear a story being read aloud and shake noise makers. Picture … Continue reading

I was *supposed* to eat salad today

Yeaaaaaah. I was *supposed* to eat salad today in preparation of the ALL-DAY-EATING-FEST that tomorrow will end up being. Instead? I learned how to make my own Bailey’s. Yup. Believe me: it sooooooooo rocks. Seriously seriously rocks. And you should … Continue reading

Knish Knasserole

Growing up, every gathering seemed to have a Blintz Soufflé on the table. I don’t know if this was something popular just in the Midwest, just in Jewish households, or simply it was something my mother liked to do. Did … Continue reading

Creamy Garlic Turkey over Rainbow Pasta

Ok, Ok. Alright already. I know it’s time to get on the bandwagon and be all creative with leftover turkey. Sheesh. What’s so wrong with a turkey and cranberry sandwich?? Fiiiiiiine. Here. Creamy Garlic Turkey over fresh Rainbow Pasta by … Continue reading