Pasta with sauce

My father makes the best pasta with sauce.  Tonight I craved it a lot. So I made my own.  Step one: cut up garlic, onion, pepper. If you have other good pasta veggies go wild, (but all we had was lettuce, cucumbers, and roots veggies…)  I used a 3-4 cloves of garlic, one small onion,…

Jacket mashed potatoes and cheese

The latest entry in my battle with my body to insert calories and nutrients is jacket mashed potatoes with cheese. A very simple, easy recipe. Step one: wash a potato or multiple potatoes. Stab with fork. Insert into microwave for 5+ minutes. Step two: cut open potato. Scoop out most but not all of the…

Shepherd’s pie

I was craving shepherd’s pie. I’ve never made it before, and I’ve only ever eaten it twice, but I remember how much I loved it. I looked up several recipes online to get the general idea of what to do. I don’t provide amounts because I eyeballed everything here. Ingredients: Mashed potatoes: Potatoes, Garlic, several…

Pesach blondies

4 eggs 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup oil 3 tsp. vanilla 1 cup potato starch 3 tsp. baking powder 2/3 cup ground almonds 1 cup chocolate chips Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips together. Cook at 350 degrees F for an hour. Spread chocolate chips on top – they will…

Meringues

My childhood meringue recipe came from my childhood recipe book, I think called “my first recipe book”. It was a great recipe book (I want it for my kids, if I can find it) and it had a very simple meringue recipe. I liked the meringues that recipe made. But I don’t have that recipe…

Shabbos chicken

Step one: Cut up onions, sweet potatoes, and garlic, in reasonably large pieces, and lay them over the bottom of the dish Step two: Lay down 4 chicken thighs. Season with (approximately:) 1/3 cup lemon juice, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2-3 tbsp brown sugar. Add around 1/4 cup water. Step three: Cook in pot

This week’s Shabbos chicken soup

There is no one chicken soup recipe. It feels sacrilegious to suggest there should be. So this is not Chicken Soup. This is simply this week’s chicken soup. One onion, in course chunks Two carrots, in coarse chunks Optional: some cloves of garlic A sweet potatoes, in coarse chunks Three stalks celery, chopped Several strands/leaves…

Persian Purim Menu

Fesenjaan Chicken (chicken in pomegranate walnut sauce) The recipe calls for pomegranate syrup and water, but we used pomegranate juice and water instead. (2/3 syrup to 2 cups water, vs 2 cups pomegranate juice to 1 cup water) Fry 2 onions until translucent Three cloves of minced garlic Cinnamon and nutmeg Mixed in with onions…