My favorites

My favorites

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My favorites
Mexican Shredded Chicken and Refried Bean Dip

Mexican Shredded Chicken and Refried Bean Dip

1 whole organic chicken, quartered, or a family pack of 2 bone-in breasts and 4 drumsticks (like I found at my local T. 1 whole organic chicken, quartered, or a family pack of 2 bone-in breasts and 4 drumsticks (like I found at my local T
Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken with New Potatoes

Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken with New Potatoes

I like to serve this with my favorite greens mix, dressed in vinaigrette. One of the best things about doing this blog is the food smell after each new kitchen experiment
Greek Style Frittata with Lamb Shawarma Crumbles and Fire Roasted Tomato Ketchup

Greek Style Frittata with Lamb Shawarma Crumbles and Fire Roasted Tomato Ketchup

On the brunch menu I'd planned the protein as an egg scramble (where the fire roasted tomatoes would be part of the scramble instead of pureed as a ketchup and to be accompanied by roasted spiced red potatoes and a sweet rice pudding with pistachios and rosewater), but while I was visiting my family in New York I was persuaded by my good friend to try this recipe as both a quiche and a frittata
Rugelach 3 Ways with Citrus Zest

Rugelach 3 Ways with Citrus Zest

This evening's post includes a recipe that is based closely on my mom's Rugelach recipe. My mother's Orthodox friends in her local Chabad community tell a story about this cookie being made as a jubilant confection when Yudit (Judith) slew Holofernes, as he was an enemy General of foreign occupiers who forbade the Jews from carrying on their religious traditions
Gorgonzola & Spring Onion Scones

Gorgonzola & Spring Onion Scones

Cream cheese is a magical mystery ingredient that gives most any dough that combination of airiness and richness found in things like puff pastry
Mushroom Barley Soup

Mushroom Barley Soup

My Grandparents came for a visit and to attend the Bat Mitzvah of a close family friend. I knew they'd enjoy my mixed field greens salad with smoked trout and a mustard/lemon/thyme vinaigrette, but what to serve with it

Andouille Sausage and White Bean Soup - Soup Weather Part Deux

The only thing on which the various versions can concur is that the creamy, nutty taste of white beans and their broth is a perfect marriage with the earthy taste of leafy greens and the lusciously fatty, zingy taste of Cajun style pork sausages
Soup Weather: Potato Leek

Soup Weather: Potato Leek

For presentation's sake, you should know that if you choose not to puree your soup you may want to leave out the cream (this was my mother's method, growing up), as it will separate and look strange
Crunchy Fried Chickpeas with Garlic

Crunchy Fried Chickpeas with Garlic

For this reason and because we can't get enough of them, my fiancee calls them candy. I served it alongside a lemon and butter roasted chicken, a butter lettuce salad with a garlic-y dressing and some long grain brown rice (not pictured, but it was yummy together)
Shepherd's Pie w/ Beer Gravy

Shepherd's Pie w/ Beer Gravy

I enjoyed the latter so much that I came up with my own version. If your supermarket doesn't stock arugula (as you can see from the picture my nearby one didn't