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…

Artichokes

Artichokes were something I had as a child. Then, several years passed in which I did not have any artichokes. And during that time, I started to wonder if they were really as good as I remembered. I had loved artichokes. I remember jealously craving every single bite. But did they stand up to the…

Strawberry shortcake

We bought strawberries which meant we needed to buy cream. And then I whipped up all the cream and it seemed a bit too much for just strawberries so I needed to make strawberry shortcake. This recipe was very simple: 2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup water 1 egg 1/4 cup…

Chicken stir fry

Two stalks celery One green (or yellow) pepper One onion (medium) One red pepper 4-6 cloves garlic 2 chicken breasts Lemon juice Honey A little bit of soy sauce

Hamburgers

Oh, hamburgers. I never really liked you until tonight. Ingredients: Ground beef Directions: If the meat is packed closely together, crumble it a bit carefully with a fork. Loosely gather a handful. Loosely place on pan. Press down. Wait until red color has been replaced with brown color halfway up sides of burger. Flip. Wait…