Good for You, Healthy, Israeli food, Parve, Sephardi, Shabbos, Technique

Matbucha: The Summer Bright Tomato and Roasted Pepper Salad

Matbucha garnished with cashew nuts

Now is when we finally get those beautiful, summer-ripened tomatoes. That is when we can rejoice in the flavor of a truly remarkable ingredient that is at its peak. And we need something like that in the summer heat. A salad like this matbucha just perks up your taste buds. Great with challah at the …

Easy, Main courses, Technique

Bubbe Shirley’s Grilled Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches: A Pictorial Journey

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Sandwich

We would eat these grilled cheese sandwiches three times a day and never tire of them. That’s how good they are. I learned the secret from a friend’s Bubbe. Bubbes know everything. And is there anything better than melted cheese? Bubbe Shirley’s Grilled Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches Yield: 3 sandwiches Ingredients: 6 slices of bread …

Desserts, Easy, Parve, Purim

Very Good Parve Thumbprint Cookies

thumbprint cookies

Feeling a little bored with my usual cookie recipes, I looked through my scrapbook and found the Epicurious recipe for Siobhan’s Thumbprint Cookies. I tried this recipe to use up leftover apricot filling after making Purim hamantashen. I was looking for something not too difficult to execute after the tedious work of rolling out, filling, …

Parve, Shabbos, Technique

Don’t Ditch That Starter: Make This Flavorful Challah [Recipe]

Napkin covered challahs on table set for Shabbat

Those of us whose parents lived through the Depression, have an aversion to throwing away food. That makes it difficult if you’re into making sourdough bread. In order to keep a sourdough starter going, you throw some out and feed only a small portion each week. Otherwise, it would grow enormous and you’d never use …

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Juicylicious Chicken Wings

Chicken wings

I’ve talked about this before, how much my family loves chicken wings. We have a whole bunch of recipes for wings and are always changing our minds which one we like best. This one here’s our current favorite, especially when served with quality mashed potatoes. Juicylicious Chicken Wings Yield 4 servings Ingredients 1/3 cup flour …

Main courses, Technique

Authentic Southern Fried Chicken the Kosher Way

Southern fried chicken drumsticks against white background

My kids already know that for every special occasion, I am happy to be called upon to make my famous fried chicken. This stuff’s da bomb. It’s as close as you can get to the real deal. I adapted a Craig Claiborne recipe from an old Cook’s magazine. Instead of soaking the chicken in milk, …