Buttery Fried Potato Latkes

In my opinion, there is nothing better than butter.  I have always believed in the slogan that Butter is Better! I use butter whenever I can to give my (dairy) food that extra boost of creamy, buttery flavor. In honor of Chanukah, I thought I’d try experimenting by frying my latkes in butter.  The results […]

My Bubby’s Stuffed Cabbage

                                One of my favorite foods is stuffed cabbage.  I started making Stuffed Cabbage when I was first married, trying to copy my Bubby’s version. I remember my mum and grandmother making huge vats of it and storing them in […]

Crispy Oozy Fried Mozzarella

                                    I am so proud of this recipe.  I had so much fun developing it, eating it and serving it to my family (and they enjoyed eating it as well!). This crispy and oozy mozzarella slice is so […]

Bruschetta with Artichoke Hearts and Ricotta

This year with Shavuot being a “Three-day Yom Tov” there will be lots of eating. I know with my family, the time between meals is always a struggle, and they ask for snacks during the long periods between meals. We always have lots of guests and neighbors over too, and I have to also feed […]

Chraimi Gefilta Fish

I happen to have two favorite fish dishes; one is Moroccan salmon (also known as “Chraimi”). Chraimi is a traditional Moroccan recipe in which one cooks salmon in a flavored tomato sauce. My other favorite fish dish is my grandmother’s gefilta fish. My late grandmother (Bubby) used to make the best homemade gefilta fish. She […]

Minim Salad for Tu B’shvat

I love TuB’shvat as it represents re-birth of the garden as we head towards spring. There is no halacha of anything we have to do, but we focus on eating fruits and especially ones from the sheva minim. This salad represents most of the minim which is a great way to intertwine the components into […]

Shake it up!!!

The day after The New Year was over I took my annual pledge: “must lose the weight I gained over the last few months, (especially Chanukah)- ate too many doughnuts and Latkes”. I love all those yummy, fried foods and don’t hold myself back. I do this knowing that after Chanukah I will have to […]

Chili in the Crockpot

I am always looking to serve hot food on Shabbat day, especially as the winter approaches. I have made all kinds of chollents, yaptziks, pastramis, and racks of ribs, all slow-cooked overnight. I love chili, and as an experiment, thought I would try my hand at making chili that would be able to go into […]

Ricotta Cheese Waffle-Latkes – Just in time for Chanukah

Picture by Melinda Strauss I love the idea of making waffles instead of latkas for this Chanukah. Waffles have been super trendy in the food world (and I don’t have to stand over a frying pan for hours). People have been pouring all kinds of funky batters in their waffle makers, such as: red velvet […]

Maple Glazed Doughnuts Holes with Kosher Candied Bacon

This recipe is my favorite for Chanukah. The dough is quick and easy to make and you can freeze any left-over dough if you don’t want to fry up the entire batch. In the past few years kosher “bacon” has become so popular. I love to make candied “bacon” and use as croutons in salads […]