A Grown-Up Kugel

I’m thinking about kugel this week. It’s the ultimate comfort food.  Perfect for this time of year.  But I’m a little tired of the old standby — the egg noodles, sour cream, cottage cheese, brown sugar kind of kugel. Don’t get me wrong – what’s not too like?  It’s a classic and also delicious –…

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No More Boring Potatoes

Potatoes are my afterthought. After making the kids’ breakfast, mid-morning school snack, and packed lunch; After coming up with some kind of after-school snack that’s wholesome, won’t make my car too messy, and will hold the kids until dinner; After schlepping the kids to their various after-school activities and finally making it home (sometimes to breakfast dishes that still need to be done); After figuring out what to make for a quick, easy, and nutritious main course for dinner; Then and only then might I start thinking about potatoes.

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Latkes – The Classic – Improved

FORGET sweet potato and apple. Same goes for celery root, beet and carrot, zucchini, stuffed and filled. I may be modern but I’m also a minimalist and I like my latkes the old fashioned way. Nothing fancy. Potato, onion, a little flour or matzoh meal and a little salt and that’s it.

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My Favorite New Apple Cake

She calls it a pie. I call it a cake – my favorite new apple cake. I first discovered Monday Morning Cooking Club from an article in The Tablet. And then right away I ordered the book. It’s a great story. Seven years ago a group of women in Sydney decided to get together every Monday to cook with the intent to write and publish their own cookbook…

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Cooking with Balaboosta

I’ve been looking forward to the Balaboosta cookbook by Einat Admony all year. Balaboosta (for those who might not know) is a yiddish term for the perfect housewife, homemaker, mother, cook and hostess. Einat is a true Balaboosta!  In addition to her busy work life running her three New York acclaimed restaurants, she also cooks for…

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Chanukah Treats and Other Good Stuff

If you don’t have time to fry up your own latkes, get them delivered from Linda’s Latkes. They make regular, vegan and gluten free.  They’ll even keep in the freezer for a year.  You can also order latkes with the works from the Lower East Side classic,  Russ and Daughters. Impress your friends with some…

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