Sweet & Sour Meat Balls

I hope everyone had a great Easter! We spent it out of town with just my little family & it was perfect. I didn’t add any posts last week, and I’m struggling this week. WordPress – which hosts my sites – has made some changes, which I have been resisting for a long time, but … Continue reading

Passover Mondel Bread

Alternately spelled “mandel,” this recipe is for a traditional cookie also called Mandelbrot. Mandel bread is a Jewish baked good similar to biscotti in its crunchy consistency. They were popular with Askenazi Jews and rabbis in Eastern Europe due to it being durable and long lasting. There are variations including cinnamon, chocolate chips and nuts. … Continue reading

Tostada Salad a la Idella

This reminds me a lot of a dinner I make at least once a month. We call it taco salad, and I omit the cheese, use impossible meat, and ranch dressing instead of French. It’s a favorite in my family. I’ll put my method below Idella’s. Whoever Idella was, people liked her recipe enough to … Continue reading

Tabouli

Having its origin in Lebanon & Syria, tabouli (tabbouleh) is a vegetarian salad that combines minced herbs and soaked bulgar. It’s popular in mediterranean cuisine & had a surge of popularity in America in the late 1970s and early 80s. I remember my mother making this and thinking it was weird. As an adult, I’m … Continue reading

Spinach Bacon Mushroom Salad

Isn’t interesting how certain flavors go together, but on their face you might not think they would? Spinach, bacon and mushrooms might not sound like something you want to put together, but I bet this is delicious. I’d probably add some feta cheese and you could also throw in some sliced grape tomatoes, if you … Continue reading