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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This pasta ragu sauce has plentiful, tender meat coated with a flavorful tomato sauce. It’s meaty, not saucy. The ragu goes really well with a wide flat noodle like pappardelle or tagliatelle. What a delicious Italian feast.
Tips for tender meat and a flavorful sauce:
– Browning = flavor, so brown the short ribs in a skillet first.
The key to making the ultimate chili is to layer the flavors. Start with the standard ingredients like ground meat, beans, onion, tomato sauce, and chili powder. Then add in some additional ingredients to bring up the flavor. My special “add-ins” or secret ingredients are
My soup recipe is featured as a Healthy Fall Recipe on Bob’s Red Mill blog. One of my all time favorite soups is this butternut squash soup with barley and split peas. I learned how to make this recipe from my friend Lynne when we were in school together. She’d put up a pot of […]
Today I am sharing an El Salvadoran dish and one of my “go-to” comfort foods: casamiento, which means marriage in Spanish. Casamiento is made by mixing together, or marrying, rice and beans. I make a wrap by filling a tortilla with casamiento and my favorite toppings. My kids love when I set up a topping […]
The Apple Pan is a legendary burger joint in West Los Angeles. It has a cult-like following and is busy all hours of the day and night. The place looks exactly the same as it did when it opened in 1947– including its cottage exterior. It’s a blast back in time with its counter-only seating, […]
Hi! I'm Dana, and I'm passionate about food and travel. I'm a foodie first, so every healthy recipe I create has to be delicious. You can find me tinkering in the kitchen or obsessively researching vacations. I have curated all the best things to eat and do at my favorite destinations. Hope you'll join my journey. [Read More]
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