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 areContinue reading “Schnitzel (Boneless Fried Chicken)”

Favorite Oatmeal for Winter Mornings

If you cook most of the meals in your house you are likely to either fall into a rut or grasp greatness by experimenting with new things.  I am always trying to simultaneously improve what I’m making and trying to capture some far-off, once-tasted flavor or texture that I experienced in the past. Sometimes I haveContinue reading “Favorite Oatmeal for Winter Mornings”

Crazily Addictive Banana Pancakes

Every once in a while my daughter, who is the lieutenant chef, has a special request, and of course, within reason, we try to accommodate it.  This morning was Banana Pancakes.   Cliche, right?  We often get them at Harry’s in West Roxbury (where they are to die for) but that does require getting upContinue reading “Crazily Addictive Banana Pancakes”

Breakfast of Champions!

When I first called this “The Breakfast of Champions” I was being facetious. Unlike its eponymous namesake, it has basically all the wrong things going for it. It’s high in fat (thanks to the salami). It’s high in sodium, thanks to the cheese and the salami, and it’s high in sugar due to the massiveContinue reading “Breakfast of Champions!”

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”

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 handedContinue 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 withContinue reading “The Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich”

“No Secrets” Brisket Recipe

Whether you call it Pot Roast or Brisket it seems everyone has a recipe handed down from their Mom, that has a “secret.”   They are all so proud and mysterious: “I can’t tell you what it is.”   After years of experiments with everything from Manaschevitz wine to Heinz Ketchup, I can now conclude that myContinue reading ““No Secrets” Brisket Recipe”

Simple Pulled Pork Recipe

If you are looking for an easy pulled pork recipe, you’ve come to the right place. Now I am not, for a minute, claiming that this is better than the hundreds of other recipes for pulled pork there. There are those who have worked tirelessly on their own rub recipes, experimented with types of wood,Continue reading “Simple Pulled Pork Recipe”