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)

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Potato Pancakes You’ll Eat Standing Up

If you are like me and spend most of your year avoiding potatoes and fried foods, then you will certainly love this potato latke recipe for Chanukah. Most Jewish kids I knew regarded Chanukah as a special time, but somewhat less special than Christmas. And for many good reasons.  One, it often didn't happen when there … Continue reading Potato Pancakes You’ll Eat Standing Up

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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