Category Archives: Recipes

Jazzed-up Matzo Brei for Breakfast

Matzo brei with turkey ham and aged cheddar At this point in time I’m starting to ponder the half-case of Passover matzos I’ll have hanging around after next week. We’ll have had a sea of smoked whitefish salad on them … Continue reading

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Easy Chocolate-covered Strawberries for Valentine’s Day

I always make chocolate-covered strawberries for my family on Valentine’s Day.  My husband loves them, and they make my son feel better if he’s between girlfriends. You can temper chocolate the traditional way, AKA the long way, but try the method … Continue reading

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Make a cheese souffle at home

Cheese souffle is the kind of thing many home cooks are afraid to make because they think it’s difficult.  It’s really not.  You need to practice once or twice in terms of technique, which is the part you need to … Continue reading

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Affogato: Quick, wonderful dessert

My son’s friend, Ed, introduced him to affogato a few years ago, and I’m glad. Affogato means “drowned” in Italian, and involves pouring a shot of hot espresso over a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream, and is quite … Continue reading

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Potato & Cabbage Gratin

An oozing casserole is a great thing to have for din-din on a cold winter’s eve.  While a potato gratin may be the perfect form of this, I like to add a little something else to the mix.  Awhile ago I adapted Tyler Florence’s “ultimate” recipe to what … Continue reading

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Little Crab Casseroles

Here’s an easy recipe for decadent little creamy crab casseroles I developed based on a couple 1950’s dip recipes.  They work very well if you are having people over and want to serve a comforting, hot appetizer. Do me a favor, though:  buy … Continue reading

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Leftovers: Roast ‘taters with Cheese & Short Rib Gravy

Anyone who knows me or reads my blog knows I’m big into leftovers. If I make something or go out to eat I don’t care what’s left, how much or how little, I put it in a container and eat … Continue reading

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Stuffed Peppers with Ground Meat, Farro & Feta in Lemon Sauce

The gist of this post is:  farro better than rice in stuffed peppers, in my opinion.  My Mom always used rice, lots of tomato product and green bell peppers in her version, which I still love, but I do something different that … Continue reading

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Better Late than Never in Making Masala Chai at Home

You can file this under lame, or lazy, or just plain wasteful. Why I never started making masala chai (Indian spiced tea) at home I’ll never know.  I have been telling myself to look into this for years, but just … Continue reading

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Northern German Herring Salad

My Mom just came back from a long trip to Germany, where she’s from, and has been raving about one of her favorite dishes:  herring salad. I miss herring salad.  To make it properly in the US borders on impossible, … Continue reading

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