We should call these HOT DAMN Split Peas

Why? Um, because they are SO DAMN GOOD. I made up this recipe…kind of a riff on lotsa recipes I’ve heard of in passing. I took a handful of peeled shallots, sautéed them in a splash of Garlic Confit, added … Continue reading

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

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

Throw away the Cauliflower

For dinner tonight we had Saffron Cauliflower with Parsley and Pasta and the MOST.AMAZING.MEATBALLS. Seriously amazing. My sister the chef would call these AMAZEBALLS. That amuses me. The cauliflower was steamed then tossed with the caramelized onions and saffron, then … Continue reading

I *WISH* I’d eaten leftovers

Dinner tonight sucked. I was feeling stressed…so of course I decided to make something complicated like Pad Thai. I’ve made this a few times before, but I was obviously distracted…so I burnt the shallots and the noodles were, well, in a word, … Continue reading

Try not to discuss your Muffin Topping at dinner

I’ve been muffin-topping lately. NOT HAPPY. What’m I doing about it? Upping my gym-time. Stocking up on veggies and salads. Attempting to eat less. *sigh*…same as everyone else on the planet.   Today I decided to have 2 über veggie … Continue reading

Note to self: BUY HOISIN SAUCE

Pinch of Yum had a recipe for a healthier version of General Tso’s Chicken (my all-time favorite chinese take-out dish) that it got outta the new America’s Test Kitchen cookbook Comfort Food Makeovers. I thought I had everything on hand to … Continue reading

Forget it. You won’t like these. Nuh Uh. Not ONE bit.

Two Words: HOMEMADE. MARSHMALLOWS.   E and I both agree that you won’t like these. Not one bit. Nope. Nuh uh.   This morning, while the babies took their nap, E and I decided to make marshmallows. We thought they’d be … Continue reading

Cedar Plank Salmon ROCKS!

And of course I forgot to take photos of it. Apologies. My in-laws came over to play with babies today (and allow me time to play with my new chocolate temperer doohickey) and they brought over cedar planks and a … Continue reading