Chocolate crinkle cookies

Many have been my attempts at making crinkle cookies, to dismal failure. But my husband has been able to make this recipe work fantastically, and they’re sooo good its like being punched lovingly in the mouth with chocolatey goodness. The confectioner’s sugar doesn’t just make them pretty it really sets off the super uber umph…

One of the most patchke-y recipes I’ve ever made

We had a bunch of apples that were grainy, rather than crisp. I decided I wanted to make apple roses like I’d seen many times online. The classic apple rose tart recipe involved rolling the apples in puff pastry, and is possibly therefore less of a patchke than this. But we didn’t have puff pastry….

Delicious shabbos lunch crockpot chicken

We’ve been doing a lot of experimenting lately to find a shabbos lunch main course that works for me. Today’s was definitely a winner. 1:1 ratio rice and water Dried basil and thyme, something like 1/2 tsp basil, 1 tsp thyme to 1 cup rice. Chicken (we used leg quarters) Onions (we placed them on…

Stuffed portobello mushrooms and quesadilla wraps

My husband bought portobello mushrooms because he loves me (he himself doesn’t eat any mushrooms). I put some of them into fettuccine Alfredo (which I discovered was, in my opinion, a waste – I did not find the pasta gave the mushrooms a chance to shine on their own merits, cheaper mushrooms would have been…

Garlic-onion stuffed breaded chicken breast

In the continuing adventures of shabbos lunch chicken, this week we tried stuffed chicken. First we sautéed chopped garlic and onion on a low flame until translucent gold. In the meantime we pulled open the chicken breasts to form a flatter, thinner sheet. You could also pound the breasts or buy them already flattened. We…

Oven baked zucchini

A super, super easy, very delicious recipe. Zucchini Olive oil Garlic, chopped fine Thyme Salt Black pepper Halve the zucchini lengthwise. Rub the zucchini with olive oil Sprinkle on the chopped garlic and spices Bake in oven, uncovered, until zucchini has reached preferred level of brown-ness. In my oven this can be as much as…

Lemon paprika garlic chicken

I wasn’t in the mood for the various usual crockpot dishes this shabbos. What we had available was chicken breast. So I looked around online for recipes, and then cobbled something together from a sort of averaging of the ideas I liked best. Recipe: 4 chicken breasts 2 lemons Sweet paprika Spicy paprika Garlic powder…

Nectarine – apricot pie 

This pie was made by taking a recipe so unbelievably patchke-y I’m not even going to bother linking it here, and then proceeding to ignore literally all the instructions because they were absurd. Crust: 2 1/2 cups flour 1 bar (200 grams or 8oz) margarine 1/4 cup sugar 1 tsp salt 1/3 cup water Cut…

Chili

V1: lentils+beans+onions+garlic+rice+paprika+turmeric+cardamom+curry powder. V2: Beans+ baby corn + red pepper + onion + garlic + red pepper flakes + black pepper+ chili powder + paprika + turmeric + a touch of salt + lemon Serve with tortillas or don’t even bother.