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Farro with carrots, leeks, and rosemary

Farro With Rosemary, Leeks and Carrots

I’ve been on a kick to “liven-up” our family dinners by adding more variety to our table. I decided to make this farroside dish to see what all the fuss is about farro. Lately, I’ve been seeing this ancient grain every where in restaurants and in recipes. I love the soft, yet slightly chewy texture […]

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My Quest for the Ultimate Sweet Apple Noodle Kugel

Every Jewish woman should have a noodle kugel, brisket, and matzo ball soup in her arsenal. These dishes go a long way toward filling the table with nostalgic, traditional holiday dishes. My mom and aunts all made the same noodle kugel recipe for most holidays. It was the star of the meal as far as I was concerned. I like the sweet kugel, which is a dish of egg noodles coated in a luscious, sweet dairy sauce and held together by eggs. Kugel is comfort food at its best and a special holiday treat.

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Holidays Evoke Memories and Grandma’s Potato Latke Recipe

Today my kitchen was filled with the smell of frying potatoes as I prepared the traditional latkes for Hanukah. I was in a relaxed cooking zone, like a form of meditation. It was just me and the quiet of the house, a rarity in a household with two little kids. But I didn’t feel alone. […]

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Aunt Rose’s Potato Salad and The Story of The Cousins Club

This potato salad recipe is an old family recipe that my Aunt Rose made every year for our family picnic, which included about 125 relatives.

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Quick New Pickles and 4th of July Recipes Inspired by the Farmers’ Market

It’s easy to get in a cooking rut making the same handful of recipes all the time. One trip to the farmers’ market is all I need to come back invigorated. Here’s some new inspiration for 4th of July entertaining. One farmers’ market vendor was sampling pickling cucumbers seasoned with a few simple ingredients. My […]

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Carrot Ring and a Mother’s Day Tribute

In honor of Mother’s Day, I made one of my favorite childhood recipes, carrot ring. It’s a savory side dish that my mother served for many holidays. The texture is almost cake-like, but it’s not too sweet. As a child, I looked forward to holidays because I wanted to play with my cousins and couldn’t […]

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