The Most Outrageous Matzah Ball Soup Recipe

A few years ago when I was out in Los Angeles visiting my family, my brother insisted we head to Canter’s Deli, an iconic Jewish deli that has been around since 1931. I am never one to turn down some good Jewish comfort food, and was thrilled to order a big bowl of matzah ball soup on a cool, rainy December night to share with my then 2 year old daughter. The bowl was filled to the brim with not only a larger-than-life matzah ball, but kreplach, rice and noodles. That’s right – it was a matzah ball carb fest, and it was glorious.

Posted on February 15, 2017

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Thanksgiving Side Dish: Horseradish Mashed Potato Recipe

For as long as I can remember, my mom always prepared the most delicious potatoes. She took red bliss potatoes, boiled them, and while they were steaming hot, she would douse them with a mixture of vinegar, fresh parsley and minced garlic. Only four ingredients, but those potatoes were to die for. Inevitably, she would serve them with her chicken cutlet (otherwise known to us as ‘milanesa’ in Spanish, or ‘schnitzel’ in German and Yiddish).

Posted on November 14, 2016

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Cauliflower Steak with Tahini and Pine Nuts Recipe

We were so lucky to have our sister Rebecca and her family stay with us all summer this year. Having them here cooking for Shabbat every week was such a treat, especially since Rebecca and her husband are both such good cooks! Every Friday night, the table as filled with delicious salatim (Hebrew for salads) and appetizers filled with an array of Israeli flavors.

Posted on November 2, 2016

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