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Bowtie pasta with lemon and peas

Bowtie pasta with lemon and peas

This is another recipe I created myself. You will need: 12 oz bowtie pasta (Farfalle) 2 tbsp. butter 1.5 cups heavy cream 1.5 cups frozen peas zest of one large lemon shredded parmesan cheese nutmeg to taste salt and pepper to taste Directions: Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.  In a large sauce pan, … Continue reading

Curried refried beans

Curried refried beans

Refried beans are easy to find at the grocery store, but they are just as easy to make at home, and you can adjust your recipe to your liking, varying the spices.  I like them with cumin and paprika, but they are also good with curry powder.  And, you can make them spicy by adding … Continue reading

Ginger glazed carrots

Courtesy Alton Brown.  Original recipe if here. You will need: 1 lb. carrots, approximately 7 medium, peeled and cut into circles 2 tbsp. unsalted butter Pinch salt 1 cup ginger ale Some fresh parsley Directions: In a large saute pan over medium heat, combine the carrots, butter, salt and ginger ale. Cover and bring to … Continue reading

Cheesy cauliflower fritters

Cheesy cauliflower fritters

You will need: 1 medium head cauliflower 3 eggs 1/2 cup or more flour 1 cup or more of your favorite shredded cheese 1 tsp. curry powder or your other favorite spices salt and pepper to taste Directions: Cut the cauliflower into small flowerets and process in a food processor into small crumbles (rice).  Mix cauliflower … Continue reading

Risotto

This classic Italian dish is very easy to prepare at home, and very versatile.  You can add anything you like to your basic risotto.  My favorite additions are crab meat, frozen peas and lemon zest, and sautéed mushrooms, but really your imagination is the limit here. You will need: 1.5 cup Arborio rice 3/4 cups dry white … Continue reading

Spaghetti with garlic and olive oil

This is a really flavorful and simple pasta recipe.  Perfect for a weeknight dinner.  You can find the original recipe here. You will need: 1 lb spaghetti 1/3 cup olive oil 8 cloves garlic, sliced 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes some chopped parsley Parmesan cheese salt and pepper Directions: Cook pasta according to package directions. … Continue reading

Mushroom mac and cheese

Mushroom mac and cheese

This recipe is inspired by Ina Garten.  You can find the full recipe here.  I really dislike mac and cheese as a combination, but I love this “grown up” version of it, and what’s even better – my kids love it as well.  It’s a real family pleaser. You will need: 1 lb. elbow macaroni, … Continue reading

Hachapuri

Hachapuri

A classic Georgian dish. You will need: 1 cup buttermilk 1 egg approx. 3 cups flour 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. sugar 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 tbsp. vegetable oil your favorite shredded cheese for filling (Georgian Sulguni is traditional) The recipe: Mix buttermilk,, egg, salt, sugar, oil, and soda together.  Add flour 1 cup … Continue reading

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