Category Archives: Food

Black and White Cookies for the New Year

L’shanah tovah to the tribe! May 5777 bring you health, happiness, and peace! In the spirit of peace, I bring you one of my favorite cookies of all time. Behold the black and white! We won’t be calling them anything else – none of this half-moon nonsense – they are black and white and beautiful!!! …

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Stuffed Cabbage, Ina vs Mom

I have grown up eating stuffed cabbage from my mom’s old black dutch oven bubbling away on top of the stove for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I hated the cabbage, so she’d make a few “unstuffed cabbage” meatballs and serve those up along with white rice and lots of sauce. …

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When you buy the wrong cut of meat…

So I was in a rush the other day at the store and meant to buy a chuck roast so I could make a kickass pot roast. You know, the kind that simmers all day in the crock pot, with little to no effort, with the delicious scent greeting you the second you step off …

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Panko-Crusted Onion Chicken

My mom’s made this recipe for years, and now I made this recipe on the regular. What’s nice is that the chicken never touches the pan, it lays on top of a bed of onions (or, if you’re like me, garlic cloves too!) and crisps up nicely and remains juicy.  Feel free to sub out the …

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Baked Tortellini

I adore Giada deLaurentiis. I do.  I think we’d be really good friends, laughing over shredded brussels sprouts and bowls of pomegranates. When it comes to Italian food, Giada is my guru. Except when it’s Friday evening after a long week of work and grad school, and I just want a simple, quick dinner that …

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Barbecue Brisket…sorta kinda

So when I was a kid, we’d have this brisket for just about any and all holidays (except Thanksgiving – that was turkey day).  I remember the incredible smells of the pot bubbling away on the stovetop, the old blackened dutch oven doing what it was born to do. Served most often with buttered noodles …

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