This applesauce is the perfect accompaniment to potato latkes for Hanukah. Homemade applesauce is simple to make and so tasty. Every year when I make it for Hanukah, I wonder why I don’t make applesauce more often. This recipe is an old family favorite from my Aunt Rose.
Chanukah is coming early this year. To get ready for the holiday, I am sharing my tried and true tips for making the tastiest, crispest potato latkes. Many delis make thick, mushy, soggy latkes. Mine are nothing like those. Follow my tips to make latkes that the whole family will look forward to every year.
This week I was craving pumpkin pasta, so I turned some pumpkin purée into pasta sauce. I find this dish so comforting and tasty. With just sauce and noodles, this dish has a smooth and creamy texture (without cream). Or add a little pine nuts, bread crumbs, or crisp broccoli for a nice contrast in texture. Either way this dish tastes like Fall in every bite.
The beauty of a stir fry is that you can personalize the ingredients to your preference or what is seasonal. My mom usually made the dish with Beef and Onions, just like they made at Liu’s Chinese Restaurant in Beverly Hills. We enjoyed many Sunday night dinners at this restaurant, but sadly this first-rate restaurant is long gone. Over the years my mom and I both tweaked Madame Wong’s recipe. For a long time I kept this dish simple with Beef, Broccoli and Onions. In the current version, I added an assortment of vegetables…
I love this winning combination of Italian ingredients. The flavors and textures really complement one another. This dish can be served as a side dish or as a vegetarian or vegan main dish.
As I set out on my Italian vacation with my family, I hoped to return with recipes to share and enjoy back home. The first set of recipes I obtained came from Chef Luigi Gandola of Salice Blu Ristorante in Bellagio, Italy. I was excited to buy Luigi’s autographed cookbook filled with his best recipes. As I held his book, I felt like I “hit the jackpot” of Italian family recipes. I couldn’t wait to get home and get cooking.
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