My seven-year-old daughter keeps asking me to tell her stories about my childhood. The story that intrigues her the most is the one about holiday baking with my grandma. Every December my sister and I would spend a day with our grandma and bake cookies all day. The highlight was making spritz butter cookies.
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Sometimes the green vegetable is not the star of the meal. Like on Thanksgiving it’s all about the turkey, the stuffing and the other carbs. And on Hanukah it’s all about the potato latkes and applesauce. Yet I still want to serve a green vegetable to round out the dinner. In such cases, this green bean dish is my “go-to” recipe. While I’m busy making all the other dishes, I want the vegetable to be quick and easy to prepare.
This brussels sprouts salad is my new “go-to” salad. The shaved sprouts have a great crunch and are a welcome change from a salad with regular lettuce. Shaved, raw brussels sprouts are similar to the cabbage in coleslaw rather than like cooked brussels sprouts. I’m enjoying this salad and like the variety it’s adding to my cooking repertoire. Best of all, this salad is ideal for entertaining because it can be made days ahead (with the dressing on the side) and can sit out on a food buffet without getting soggy.
This apple sauce is the perfect accompaniment to potato latkes for Hanukah. Homemade apple sauce is simple to make and so tasty. Every year when I make it for Hanukah, I wonder why I don’t make apple sauce more often. This recipe is an old family favorite from my Aunt Rose.
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.
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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