Lentil, Beet and Tahini Salad

I sometimes do too much volunteering and overextend myself but one way or another something good always comes out of it. This recipe that came out of the last cooking demo I did and is really good. The theme for … Continue reading

MeatLoaf – The Quintessential Comfort Food

Meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food. Inexpensive and easy to make,  a well seasoned meatloaf with that sweet-savory glaze, is one of my family’s favorite dinners. The leftovers also make great sandwiches, which is why, when I do make it, … Continue reading

Easy Thanksgiving for 6

Oh the Thanksgiving posts abound, but people are asking me for help with doing a first and or easy Thanksgiving. Friends that haven’t done it before and are a bit nervous in the kitchen. Does that sound like you too? … Continue reading

Salmon Citrine

grilled salmon citrine

My cooking has been recently influenced by the flavors of the Jerusalem Cookbook.  I came upon a fan page of the book on Facebook called Tasting Jerusalem last year and new and exciting tastes have been sneaking into my cooking. I … Continue reading

Grilled Tequila Chicken

  Here is my obligatory Cinco de Mayo post, since the food bloggers’ union requires one. I posted guacamole last year and 9 layer dips are just ubiquitous so I don’t want to bother with that.     Tequila Grilled Chicken 1½ tsp cumin … Continue reading

Braised Beef Brisket


Every year I have the pleasure along with my cousin of making the brisket for our family seder. Now this is no ordinary seder, because it includes the extended family and usually has around 90 people attending.  For those of … Continue reading

Calamity Jane Lobster Tails

My daughter is always after me to buy lobster tails, but they are expensive. So when a tree branch fell on her new car (10 days old, 147 miles) smashing the back window and damaging the trunk, etc.  I figured … Continue reading