Category Archives: Mains

Jewish Brisket (Grandma Gloria’s recipe)

With the Jewish holidays recently passed, and the baby in my belly asking me to eat a little more beef than usual, I felt like whipping up a brisket.  Grandma sent me this recipe while I was in college and … Continue reading

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Vodka Sauce

Perusing Pinterest, I came across a pretty tasty looking recipe for vodka sauce.  I’m not usually one to cook with cream, but the recipe writer said she wasn’t either.  It looked like a pretty simple recipe, not overly creamy, but … Continue reading

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Noodle Pudding (Grandma Gloria’s Noodle Kugel)

For Rosh Hashanah, Nik and Zach hosted a delicious dinner with a delicious sweet, noodle kugel on the menu.  After eating it, I had a craving for my grandma’s noodle pudding, a sweet combination of egg noodles, raisins and mandarin … Continue reading

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Zucchini, Burrata, and Basil Pasta Salad

First and foremost, apologies for the significant time between posts.  As many of you know, I’m pregnant, and being pregnant has reverted me back to child-like eating and little desire for cooking (it doesn’t help that just standing in the … Continue reading

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Tomato and Fennel Stewed Italian Turkey Sausages

The first time I made this recipe was a few months back.  It was sooo good, and when I went to find it on my blog to replicate it, I realized I had never posted it!  Alas, here it is.  … Continue reading

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Easy Shrimp Scampi

For Valentine’s Day, Patrick and I asked Grandma and Grandpa if they were “free” for dinner.  Grandma said of course, and could we please incorporate shrimp or fish into anything we ate – regardless of the cuisine – at Grandpa’s … Continue reading

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2-Bean Chili Mac & Cheese

Doesn’t the title just sound like heaven in a bowl?  What’s better than some tasty chili or a creamy bowl of mac and cheese?  How about both put together! This week, Britt and I decided to cook dinner for the … Continue reading

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Tequila-Lime Linguine (CPK-Style-ish)

The LA Times includes a great column in the food section called Culinary SOS.  People from Southern California write in about tasty dishes they ate at restaurants in California and elsewhere.  The LA Times then posts the recipes for all … Continue reading

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Latkes

While Channukah is still a couple of weeks away, given our family members’ busy schedules, and the plan that we would be celebrating my birthday, we decided to roll Channukah in.  And of course, Channukah would not be complete without … Continue reading

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Magic One-Pot Pasta

Thanks to our friends Kate and Kei, and everyone’s friend – Ms. Martha Steward – Patrick and I were lucky enough to enjoy a delicious new pasta dish.  And it’s magical because the pasta cooks in one pot, with the … Continue reading

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