Category Archives: Baking

Cassoulet

We’ve talked in the past about how each culture has its own version of stews and the basic similarities – and differences – between them based on their cultures and the areas in which they lived. This, of course, affected … Continue reading

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MNF – Kourabiedes – Greek Cookies

Way back in 1992 (in my youth!!) my service club in Santa Monica decided to publish a cookbook as a fundraiser. Now, from the date, you can see it was loooooong before the plethora of cooking shows and channels on … Continue reading

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Potato Kugel

It’s Chanukah – the Jewish Festival of Lights. As I’ve told you in the past, this is a ‘minor’ holiday on the Jewish calendar but has become more important in the past 3 or 4 decades as a gift-giving holiday. … Continue reading

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Mocha Dot Cookies

The nonpareil candies (along with malted milk balls) were my 2 favorite candies growing up and today, rank second and third after any kind of dark chocolate! I just loved the way those little white balls felt in my mouth … Continue reading

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Hot Turkey Salad

If there is still leftover turkey, and you are starting to think if you should keep it … here are a couple of options for keeping it! First, I promised to tell you what my mother did with leftover turkey. … Continue reading

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Popovers

Last week, I talked about ‘traditional’ Thanksgiving foods. Whenever I think of them, I always think of one of my cousin’s sons – her older son. He was very young then, maybe 5 or 6, I don’t recall exactly, but … Continue reading

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Cranberry Pecan Pie

What is the traditional pie served at Thanksgiving? Pumpkin? Pecan? Chocolate Pecan? Apple? All true! But this year, how about trying something new and different, yet using some of the traditional Thanksgiving ingredients: Cranberries and Pecans! They really do go … Continue reading

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