Best. Challah. Ever. Recipe Included.

The traditional egg bread served on Friday nights and Jewish holidays has many variations. I’ve taken one for the team and spent months experimenting with challah recipes. I am happy to tell you that I have come up with a great one, so if you are looking for the best challah recipe . . . → Read More: Best. Challah. Ever. Recipe Included.

My Husband Started Cooking Again

Chopping garlic requires concentration.

It is possible that I am the only one that remembers the days when FKGuy would cook. (I don’t recall him ever cooking for anyone else.) When he was in law school and had free time on his hands he did cook a bit. Now, not so much. Yesterday, my . . . → Read More: My Husband Started Cooking Again

Two Unintentional, Yet Deliciously Easy Appetizers

Don’t try to eat just one. These little things are addictive.

Friends were coming for dinner on Saturday night, leaving me scrambling to decide what to make a couple of days earlier. I settled on world’s easiest lamb shanks (recipe here), but had yet to come up with appetizers. I was tired and did . . . → Read More: Two Unintentional, Yet Deliciously Easy Appetizers

A Whole Lotta Duck

The shredded duck empanadas.

Several months ago, on a whim, I sous vide some duck legs for my friends. They were outstanding, and I ordered more. My plan was to make duck legs over the 4th of July weekend. There was only one problem: I had six legs and seven dinner guests. I enlisted . . . → Read More: A Whole Lotta Duck

Cooking Without Recipes: 5 Easy Restaurant Quality Meals

London broil and zucchini – a meal I make fequently after driving all day.

It is no secret that I like to eat. A lot. I also like cooking without recipes most often. Like everyone else, I am frequently pressed for time. Instead of picking up crappy takeout, I have a few go-to meals . . . → Read More: Cooking Without Recipes: 5 Easy Restaurant Quality Meals

Grow and Behold: The Best Kosher Meat

Short ribs, before the grill.

Last summer a friend of mine introduced me to my new obsession: the best kosher meat available. Over the years, I have become increasingly more aware of food choices, but I am most definitely a carnivore, and that is not changing. I’m not trading in my ribeyes for tofu, . . . → Read More: Grow and Behold: The Best Kosher Meat

Comfort Food is the Most Important Food Group

A perfect loaf of challah. What’s a few carbs among friends?

I spend a lot of time thinking about ways to eat healthy, avoid carbs and lose weight, and let me tell you: it is exhausting. Sometimes a big bowl of comfort food, like mac and cheese is just what a person needs. As . . . → Read More: Comfort Food is the Most Important Food Group

Duck Legs with Cherry Sauce: Valentine’s Day Feast

Duck legs with cherry sauce… divine.

My friend Steve loves duck. Duck confit, duck hash, duck legs… you name it. So when I had the opportunity to procure some kosher, pastured, super delicious duck legs, I seized the moment. I made them last night, for Valentine’s Day. (By “for Valentine’s Day” I actually mean . . . → Read More: Duck Legs with Cherry Sauce: Valentine’s Day Feast

Easy and Yummy: Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

I will admit it. This was a bit of a Chopped moment. I had bought some fresh fish, but was relying on ingredients already in the house to come up with the rest of the meal. We had a lot of dairy products, half a package of mushrooms and some spinach that was nearing the . . . → Read More: Easy and Yummy: Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Happy Hanukkah (and the Best Ever Potato Latke Recipe)

Homemade jelly donuts.

Hanukkah is now over, and it was a delightful holiday. We started the week by celebrating the first-ever city sponsored menorah in Bayview Park, with many other members of the Jewish Community, and quite a few city officials. Babka and Latke even came to join the fun. This past weekend we . . . → Read More: Happy Hanukkah (and the Best Ever Potato Latke Recipe)

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