Vegetarian lasagna is one of my favorite dairy dishes. Golden brown and bubbling, the finished casserole yields a heavenly commingling of alternating layers of pasta, tomato sauce, sautéed vegetables and melted cheeses—a dairy dish sure to please both young and old alike. 10 ounces lasagna noodles* (about 12 noodles), slightly undercooked and spread on [...]
Here’s another tasty dairy option for Shavuot. Ricotta gnocchi are the faster, easier, and, some would say, tastier counterpart to potato gnocchi. If you’ve avoided making pasta or gnocchi recipes because of elaborate instructions and techniques, you’re in for a treat with this recipe, which will give you the satisfaction of making a home made [...]
The Jewish holiday Shavuot begins at sunset this Sunday, May 16 and ends at sunset on Tuesday, May 18. Shavuot is also known as the Jewish Festival of Weeks and it commemorates the anniversary of the giving of the Torah. There are many traditions associated with this lovely holiday such as reading The Book of [...]
As I write this column it is late January of the New Year and the new decade. Many of us have made some New Year’s resolutions that are still intact. Among the top resolutions is—no surprise here—eating healthy. If you’re still in healthy eating mode for 2020, then this recipe for baked spaghetti squash is [...]
This Sweet Potato Pecan Casserole with a Secret Ingredient is a great Thanksgiving Day Side Dish. It's make ahead and you can whip it up in no time. 3 ½ pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces 1 banana, mashed juice of 1 lemon 1/3 cup maple syrup 1 egg 2 [...]
My family just loves this veggie chopped liver, which I like to serve in apple flowers. I’ve made some changes to the recipe, which is from The Kosher Palette, Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy.
Fall back--Daylight Savings Time! Ugh! My least favorite time of year. One thing that helps me beat the late autumn doldrums is a bowl of steaming, hearty soup. Check out my article on Broccoli Cheddar Soup in a Bread Bowl, which appeared in the October 2015 edition of the Essex Fells Magazine.
Summertime and the livin’ is easy…and the corn is sweet and bountiful. As residents of New Jersey, we are blessed with some of the best corn in the country. New Jersey’s sweet corn is one of the reasons for its well-deserved “Garden State” moniker. Sweet corn is in season from May to September. While the [...]
Here is a tasty recipe for a quiche-like vegetable pie that lends credence to the saying “easy as pie.” Once you’ve prepped all the ingredients, you simply place them in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until smooth. The mixture is then poured into a prepared pie plate [...]
I am often asked for suggestions for Thanksgiving side dishes. This recipe for roasted autumn vegetables is one of my favorite side dishes to make for Thanksgiving and other festive autumn and winter get-togethers. It has a beautiful array or autumn tastes, textures and colors and is a great accompaniment to turkey, chicken or beef. [...]