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Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe: Gluten-Free Friendly, and Kids-Friendly!

Spaghetti and meatballs One of the best comfort foods, for kids big and small. Who doesn't love spaghetti and meatballs? We all used to pile into my mother-in-law’s small apartment for her famous spaghetti and meatballs, and always…
brisket sweet sour sauce
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Brisket Sweet Sour Sauce Recipe

Brisket Sweet Sour Sauce Want to know just how famous it is? Every year, the expert cooking staff at Levana Restaurant showcases Passover programs in four prestigious hotels. A few years ago my son Maimon worked as one of the supervisors…
minestrone
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Quick Minestrone Recipe

I trust you should have no trouble whatsoever finding dozens of delicious minestrone recipes, made the loving unhurried way. My idea for this quick and incredibly satisfying version of the classic minestrone was: How can I play with the same…
Corn Bread Recipe. All Variations. Gluten-Free Option
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Corn Bread Recipe. All Variations. Gluten-Free Option

Corn bread is ready in a snap! Unlike yeasted breads, quickbreads are ready at the drop of a hat. The great perennial funky favorite will never let you down. I love all things corn, with their robust flavor and gritty texture, and take every…
harissa
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Harissa Recipe. All Hot Condiments

Harissa: Every Cuisine boasts a hot condiment. And Harissa, our Moroccan rock star condiment, is prominently displayed. Just look at my Hot Sauce Happy Family! Harissa is the one we grew up with in Morocco, slathering it everywhere…
chicken tajine
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Chicken Tajine with Almonds and Prunes Recipe

Chicken Tajine, and all tajines, remain my favorite food and my favorite mode of cooking: on a stovetop. Synonymous with Succulent. No wonder I  love Moroccan food! A friendly warning: You will never be able to speak disparagingly about the…
brownies
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Brownies Recipe with all the Fixings!

Brownies! Here they come! Brownies are the timeless classic, the little black dress of your dessert repertoire. I whip up my brownies at the drop of a hat: I am often asked to do just that, so I double the recipe and pour the batter into a…
corn chowder
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Corn Chowder Recipe. All Variations

A chowder almost always signals the presence of potatoes, and a hearty creamy-chunky texture. This corn chowder has an added appeal: a lovely pale yellow color. Make this soup only with fresh corn please, when it is tender and sweet. This…
smoothie
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Some of My Favorite Smoothie Recipes!

Smoothie: One of my favorite treats! Smoothies Galore. Delicious enough to be even dessert. Many smoothie joints have recently sprouted all over the city. But none of them will whip up a smoothie as delicious, nutritious, inexpensive and quick…
date nut bread
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Date Nut Bread Recipe

This date nut bread sounds too good-for-you to be good, doesn't it? That is, until you taste it: Plump and moist and chock-full of goodies. I make my date nut bread with spelt flour too, so it's a win-win. As you may know, I am hard at…
Beef Bourguignon
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Boeuf Bourguignon Recipe

Spend a wonderful evening with a few French classics and some wine to go with dinner! By the way, my bourguignon is included in Joan Schwartz’s charming book, deceptively innocent, called Meat and Potatoes. My secret ingredient here is crème…
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Tuna Burgers with Vidalia Onions and Chipotle Sauce Recipe

Tuna burgers are a most welcome and most delicious change from the more familiar beef burger. And topped with chipotle sauce (included), tuna burgers can reach great gourmet heights. I made these tuna burgers at last Monday's demo, Fish Cookery,…