I know it’s kind of late for another side dish for Thanksgiving. But I am a Pea lover, so I will make this anytime. On Friday nights when I was growing up, my Mom, Geri, would make Salmon patties and creamed peas. She served the peas right over the crispy little tasty patties. Here’s the … More SIMPLE BUT GREAT: CREAMED PEAS OH WHAT A MEMORY OF MY MOM!
I am so fascinated with food, and one of my favorite searches involves Jewish food and traditions. A few years ago I saw Jeffery Zacharian on the Kitchen and at the very end of the show he made this gorgeous platter that he described as a Jewish traditional “appetizer” platter for a Jewish Holiday. I … More THANKSGIVING JEWISH TRADITION…
This year Christy and I are going to have a cranberry duel! She made the one above. We will throw cranberries at each other all afternoon until someone is declared the winner……(it’s gonna get messy because we are having 6 kids under age 7!). It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year. CHRISTY’S CRANBERRIES 1 … More CRANBERRY CITY!!!
I think Thanksgiving is my favorite. Maybe because I’m a cook! We usually have 20-30 people, and I have reluctantly sacrificed having it at my house to my son Adam’s house, which is everything Thanksgiving should represent. Both my grown sons bought 50 year old homes at auction, gutted them, and made them in to … More GREEN BEANS 3 WAYS…. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
I gave a baby shower yesterday for one of my favorite people, Beckie. What a labor of love! Before I got so old, I used to give a LOT of showers and parties. Although I have slowed down, I still just love the planning, the cooking, and (some of) the decorating. The decorating part is … More Beckie’s Baby Shower and Praline French Casserole!
This is a special cake I am making for a baby shower. My sweet neighbor, Beckie, is having a girl after FOUR boys! Can you imagine the thrill? Pink headbands. Pink blankies, Pink everything! Except for the cake–it’s CHOCOLATE! I learned years ago that I really can’t make a much better cake than Duncan Hines. … More UGLY CAKE PART 2–Chocolate this time
` We are fortunate every year to be invited to our son’s neighbor’s, the Wonderful Bell’s for a giant Easter lunch. There are so many great cooks and such good food, and I always try to take something special……Doesn’t everyone take a traditional Jewish dish to a Christian Easter celebration? Why not? I got this … More Apricot Noodle Kugel
This is a strange year for us, since we are moving out of our house we’ve lived in for 17 years and going just a block away! Some Genius decided it might be a good idea to close a week before Christmas on one house, and 4 days AFTER Christmas on the other one!! But … More Mid-Christmas When You are Moving!
This is my Daughter in law, Laurie. She’s a great wife, a great Mom, a great Daughter in Law, but most important, she’s a great Pie Maker…..I think one year she and her Mom, JoJo, brought 11 pies to our family celebration! Larry loves pecan, I love pumpkin, and then we have all kinds of … More Sweet Laurie’s Apple Pie (she’s done a lot to help me keep this Svelte Figure…)