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…

Smore cookies

I am pretty sure this is the smore cookie recipe I made several years ago on a fast day. S’more Cookie Bars. Except I vaguely remember it being a pie. Anyway. Sadly, Graham crackers don’t seem to exist around here. (also unforgivably missing: triscuits and tam-tams) so if I made this recipe here, I’d either…

Gingerbread cookies

Gingerbread cookies are pretty unique in flavor, as cookies go. They really do taste gingery and spicy, it’s sort of an invigorating flavor. Also, they are delicious, and also, they are very amenable to being shaped into things. For example, when we first made these we shaped them into mishkan themed objects – menorah, shulchan,…

“patchke”

It’s interesting how different people have wildly different definitions of what foods are a patchke* to make. My aunt, when discussing this topic, always cites her mother in law, who thinks schnitzel is a patchke to make, but has no problem rolling multiple layers of dough to make rugelach. I, like my aunt, consider schnitzel…

Teas I like (that you should try)

For years, what I knew about my tea preferences was that I 1. Liked the celestial seasonings line of “zinger” teas. E.g lemon zinger, red zinger, wildberry zinger 2. Could not tolerate any teas with raspberry (read “could not tolerate” as “they made me nauseous, and even when sick with no other options I will…

Shabbos day stew

Well, I’m on a roll here (and procrastinating cleaning up the table) so I guess I’ll just quickly drop the recipe for the Shabbos day stew we make. I don’t like cholent and when I’m 50% of the people eating my preference gets to actually be taken into account. So out first Shabbos that we…

Broccoli kugel

I love broccoli kugel. We’re having guests over this week, for the first time real proper guests, (a young couple). Actually, we’re switching off – going to them Friday night, having them over Shabbos lunch. Our Shabbos menu is pretty thoroughly worked out, and it works, for the two of us. Shabbos might we have…

Banana cake

Alright, let’s be honest here. People make banana cake because they forgot about the bananas until after they were too mushy to be pleasant eating. And that’s alright, really. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s the same reason we make shakshuka when our tomatoes are starting to be off, or carrot cake when we just…