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Butternut squash soufle

Butternut squash soufle

For the last Shabbat family dinner, a lady brought this dish and everybody went crazy about it.  I personally don’t like squashes and pumpkins, but the dish was such a success that I decided to make it.  I didn’t know the lady well so I didn’t venture to ask for the recipe.  Instead, I went … Continue reading

Bella’s cabbage salad

Bella’s cabbage salad

A friend brought this salad to a potluck party.  I changed the recipe a bit, but the idea is hers. You will need: 1/2 of a medium cabbage 3 green onions some fresh dill to taste olive oil juice of one lemon salt and pepper to taste The recipe: Shred the cabbage, chop green onions … Continue reading

Alton Brown’s macaroni and cheese

This recipe is Alton Brown’s with some changes to better suit my family’s taste. For a healthier version of this dish, use whole grain pasta. You will need: 1/2 lb elbow macaroni 3 tbsp. flour 3 tbsp. butter 3 cups milk 1/2 tsp. paprika 1 bay leaf 1 egg 12 oz shredded cheddar cheese salt … Continue reading

Mashed potato souffle

Mashed potato souffle

Another spin on mashed potatoes. You will need: 4 medium potatoes 2 eggs 1/2 cup whipping cream 1 cup shredded cheese some of your favorite herbs salt and pepper to taste The recipe: Pre-heat oven to 350F.  Boil potatoes until done and mash them with cream. Add eggs, combine.  Add herbs, salt and pepper, combine.  … Continue reading

Red cabbage salad

I recently bought a big KitchenAid food processor.  It is the best kitchen appliance ever.  I use it for everything from making dough to making salads.  It slices vegetables paper-thin so that this salad looks as great as it tastes. You will need: half of a red cabbage, thinly sliced 2 small cucumbers (I use … Continue reading

Noodle kugel

Noodle kugel

You will need: 12 oz wide egg noodles (usually found in a Kosher section of your supermarket) 1/2 stick melted butter 1 lb ricotta cheese 2 cups sour cream 1/2 cup sugar 6 eggs 1 tsp. ground cinnamon The recipe: Pre-heat oven to 375F.  Cook noodles according to directions.  Strain.  In a large bowl, combine … Continue reading

Fettuccine alfredo

This is an italian classic. You will need: 12 oz dried fettuccine pasta 2 tbsp unsalted butter 1.5 cups heavy cream 1 cup grated parmesan cheese 2 tbsp flat leaf parsley salt and pepper The recipe: Cook fettuccine according to package directions.  Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large pot.  Add cream, cheese, salt and … Continue reading

Vinegred

Vinegred

Another Russian classic. You will need: 1 large beet, peeled and cut in half 3 medium potatoes, peeled 2 large carrots, scrubbed 2 medium yellow onions 4 large or 8 small pickles salt and pepper Olive oil The recipe: Boil water and cook beet, carrots and potatoes in the same pot until done, about 25 … Continue reading

Black bean and corn salad

Black bean and corn salad

One of the family favorites.  If you don’t have time to make the dressing, a simple olive oil will work, but the dressing is delicious. You will need: 1 can black or red beans, drained and rinsed 1 can corn, drained 1 medium red pepper, diced 1 medium onion, diced 1/4 cup fresh cilantro For … Continue reading

Califonia egg salad

This is courtesy of Curtis Atkins of Food Network.  This is a very old one – I don’t know if his show is still on, but thanks to him for this very easy and delicious egg salad. You will need: 4 hard-boiled eggs 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 tsp sweet relish 1/2 red bell pepper, diced … Continue reading