Pilaf with Almonds

Pilaf is typically a rice dish – sometimes made with wheat in place of rice – typified by cooking the rice with herbs in broth. Sometimes it has meat in it, sometimes it’s just the side dish. It is known for having grains that don’t really stick together and are light and fluffy. In America, … Continue reading

Chinese Rice

To me this looks like basic fried rice, but it was considered “Chinese” rice by the original owner of this card. I can think of many ways I would change this, including adding sesame oil, chopped carrot and sesame seeds. There’s no oven temp here, so I’d guess at 325 and check it after 10 … Continue reading

Mondel Bread

Here is another recipe for Mondel bread, similar to the previous recipe for Passover Mondel Bread. You may remember that Mondel bread is actually a twice-baked biscuit similar to a biscotti. The two oven temperatures shown on the card are for the first and second baking. Since it doesn’t say how long to bake them, … Continue reading

Mock Kishka

Kishka is a traditional Jewish sausage which originated in Europe and literally translates as “intestine.” This may be due to the antiquated use of intestines for the casings of sausages. These days, modern Kishka is made with synthetic casings. In this recipe’s case, a casing is not used at all. The ingredients are combined, formed … Continue reading

Purim Poppy Seed Bars

I apologize for my long break in posting. It really has been overwhelming dealing with the death of a family member and all the unexpected things that have to occur when that happens. The business of grief can be painful and uncomfortable, but add to that dealing with the business of death, sorting through your … Continue reading