Chicken Soup in the Instant Pot

Well, I decided to make a chicken soup in the Instant Pot. Usually I cook my soup for hours & hours on the stove & then some more! Lots of skimming & skimming…this is how my grandmother made her chicken soup & my mom & my sisters… but I have found a new way for…

Kasha

My mom made Kasha a lot!!!! It was a staple in out house…kind of like pasta in some other houses…. & I had no idea what Kasha actually was when I was a kid, now I know it is roasted buckwheat My aunt made Kasha Varnishkes.. which is kasha & tradition Ashkenazi Jewish dish that…

Butternut Kugel

This baked butternut squash side dish is delicious! Just mix it up & pop it in the oven to cook while you get the rest of dinner ready!

Zelda’s Varenikis

My mother-in-law Zelda is famous for her varenikis. These are different from the pyroghy recipe I posted at the beginning of the year,,,,Peroghy…Pirogi…Pierogi anyway you spell it, they are delicious The peroghy have a dough that has sour cream in it & the dough for the varenikis is dairy free.

Challah ( makes 4 round loaves or 3 twisted loaves)

I’m sure there as many recipes for Challah as there are stars in the sky..well, maybe not quite but really, there are a lot of recipes. And..most people feel that their recipe is the best… and I am sure they are! This recipe is the one I use to make round Challah for Rosh Hashanah……

Sweet Noodle Kugel with Apples & Raisins

This sweet noodle kugel with apples & raisins ( you can omit the raisins if you don’t like them!)  is a family recipe of my friend Pnina. I am so honoured that she shared this recipe with me. Perfect for this time of year when there is an abundance of apples….but don’t limit yourself to…

Sweet Noodle Kugel

I love this noodle kugel recipe. It is sweet & delicious. The method is really interesting & different then any way I have ever made a noodle kugel before!

Gefilte Fish in the Instant Pot

I have been making gefilte fish from scratch for years, but only make it twice a year. Rarely do I buy the pre-made frozen logs, though I like to have one on hand in the freezer “just In case”.

YAPCHIK – Slow Baked Potato Kugel

I had never heard about YAPCHIK in my entire life! Turns out it is a potato kugel with meat baked inside, cooked in a very low oven for 8 hours…cholent style. The recipe is from JOYofKosher. Ever since I first read about this on their site I was eager to try it. I was not…