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Lasagna lesson Classic lasagna

It’s been…… 4-5 years since the last time I made lasagna. So why all of a sudden did I make it now? Recently, my kid was on a mid-winter break from school and I had continuous exposure to The Garfield Show and that did it! (In case you don’t know, Garfield is a fat, lazy […]

Dinner tonight, or tomorrow Dinner tonight, or tomorrow

Hi, I thought I’d drop you a quick note. An idea for a quick dinner tonight. OK, you can make it tomorrow… Go shopping today. Beef bulgogi and Teriyaki fried rice. The beef bulgogi is cut into small pieces and is quickly cooked in a skillet—no need to go outside to the freezing cold and […]

Cholent, a 15+ hours Shabbat stew (a.k.a Hamin, Chamin) Cholent

I must tell you about this stew. Because even if you believe that you will never ever make it, you must know of its existence!!! And so, you will make a conscious, knowledgeable decision whether you make it or not. I don’t want the responsibility lying on my shoulders knowing that (some of) you are […]

Spontaneous brisket Spontaneous brisket

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Something to remember Spaghetti with beef meatballs

Everyone says that spaghetti and meatballs in tomato sauce is a kid-friendly food. One of the ultimate favorites. Way up there in the top 10, maybe even top 5, on the kids’ food list. Well, at least that’s the theory. But in our household? Not so much. I always wondered why magazines/restaurants/cookbooks make that claim […]

Braised short ribs Braised short ribs

A quiet dinner, a glass of wine, dining al fresco by the swimming pool, watching the red and orange sunset, gazing at the ocean, listening to the waves, and looking into the eyes of your loved one… Aha, I gotchya! Didn’t I?! You got all dreamy, haven’t you?! But it does look like it could […]

Gourmet meatloaf Rustic French Meatloaf

What I love about meatloaf are two things: 1) it’s a great way to stretch 1-2 pounds of meat into a dish enough for 6-8 people (like they did in the old days), and 2) it’s a simple dish to make and very comforting to eat. This recipe for French meatloaf in Gourmet magazine (April 2009  […]

Pasta Bolognese Pasta Bolognese

But first, the winner of the Secret Stash Sea Salts giveaway is…. Deb! who wrote the largest number of comments.

A simply delicious fall stew A simply delicious fall stew

As the temperatures drop down (sorry to bring this up), I feel that my energy levels go down too, and it makes me think of stew. But not just any stew. A stew that is easy to make, with good basic ingredients, a nice piece of meat that cooks fairly quickly, and an unfussy recipe. […]

Beef Goulash Beef Goulash

Here is a winner recipe for beef goulash by one of my favorite top chefs, Wolfgang Puck (you will find more recipes on his web site if you click the link). I make this Goulash very often. The recipe is adapted from the one in his cookbook, one of my favorite cookbooks: Other recipes I […]

Rib-eye steak, grits, cherry tomatoes and butter lettuce salad Rib-eye steak, grits, cherry tomatoes and butter lettuce salad

This dinner is so easy to make. It will take you 30 minutes from start to finish, or 15-20 minutes active time. So delicious, and family-friendly too. For the steaks: I ask the butcher to cut the steak, which usually weighs 1 lb. each, lengthwise to make 2 thinner steaks. 4 each ½ lb. steaks […]

Stuffed bell peppers – a picky eater's nightmare? Stuffed bell peppers – a picky eater's nightmare?

  I hated stuffed peppers as a child. I hated any stuffed vegetable as a child. When I had no choice, I would eat the content – usually a mixture of ground beef, rice and herbs, but refuse to touch the vegetable containing the stuffing. But now, as an adult, I love it. It has […]