Jane’s Pasta – Quarantine Version

We call this "Jane's Pasta" because my sister in law made this for my kids one day when it looked like there was nothing in the refrigerator. Everyone has some kind of meal that they can whip up with very little planning. Spaghetti (and anything) is probably pretty common, but this came out good, and … Continue reading Jane’s Pasta – Quarantine Version

Schnitzel (Boneless Fried Chicken)

I found schnitzel to be ubiquitous when I visited Israel, and like their hummus, delicious everywhere I had it.  Their schnitzel is so much better than what ours has become, basically a chicken nugget- that I was inspired to try and recreate it.  Of course thanks to the Internet, that's pretty easy since there are … Continue reading Schnitzel (Boneless Fried Chicken)

General Rob’s Sesame Chicken

My kids love General Gau's/Tso's chicken or Sesame Chicken as a dish from Chinese restaurants.  I always knew it was not a health dish, because it was likely rolled in flour and deep fried before being covered with a sickeningly sweet sauce.   I also know that any time you can make something at home, … Continue reading General Rob’s Sesame Chicken

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My Grandmother’s Chicken Soup— The Cure for Everything Wrong in Life

During times of trouble, stress, sickness, sadness and lack of hope, there is little more soothing or healing than one's grandmother.  And of all the grandmotherly things, chicken soup (often called Jewish Penicillin) is probably near the top.  (Her baking might be at the top, but it depends on the grandmother).    This recipe was handed … Continue reading My Grandmother’s Chicken Soup— The Cure for Everything Wrong in Life

The Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich

For starters, let me say that you are not going to read anything here that's surprising or new.  That the title of this post claims this is perfect is part marketing, part hyperbole and all the results of user-testing in my household; from visiting guests to permanent residents.  Over and over again it meets with … Continue reading The Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich