Matzo Brei

Matzo what? Say it with me: Maht-ZAH BRY. It’s matzo scrambled eggs that can include just the matzo, eggs and salt and pepper, or it can be dressed up with onions, peppers or mushrooms. Your choice! If you go simple, it’s best dipped in some fruit jam. Yes, say that with me too: FRUIT JAM….

Spaghetti and Meatballs

The 200th post!! Nothing more to say than watch the video below and be surprised! amazed! bedazzled! Ingredients Source: Me! 1 package spaghetti 1 jar tomato sauce 1 lb. ground beef 1/2 tsp. basil 1/2 tsp. oregano dash of red pepper flakes 1/4 tsp. thyme salt and pepper 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/2-3/4 cup bread…

Grandma G’s Applesauce

The video says it all: Ingredients Source: Grandma G 18-20 apples (I used stayman and empire. Grandma G recommends jonagold. It’s up to you.) 1/4-1/2 cup sugar 1 rounded tsp. cinnamon NOTES FROM GRANDMA G: – “The ideal apple, I think, is the Jonagold (from Cornell Orchard) I usually do use at least two kinds…

Blueberry Maple Pie

Have I ever told you I love blueberries? They are, and have been, my all time favorite fruit for as long as I can remember. I’d turn my tongue blue eating frozen ones when I was younger; they were my after school snack through high school and even now when I go home my mom…

Avocado Cheesecake

Yes you read that correctly. Say it with me: Avocado-Cheesecake. Now pick up your fork and dig in! I made my own graham cracker crust but would like to find a better recipe. If you have one, pass it along! Ingredients filling 1 8 oz. package cream cheese, room temperature 2 avocados, peeled, pitted and…

Lavender Cherry Oatmeal Bars

Welcome to the 101st post of Voila!! I have a list of food blogs I check almost daily. One of the blogs that feels more like a museum (look, don’t touch) is Tartelette. The recipes and photos make the desserts she creates look like a work of art. And most of the recipes she creates…

L’Shana Tova! It’s Rosh Hashanah

I’ve talked about Rosh Hashana in this space before, but that was just talk. Tuesday we walked the walk. We went to services, taschlich and had a Rosh Hashana feast of matzo ball soup, kugel, honey cake and challah. A quick background on Rosh Hashana: It’s the Jewish New Year marking the year since the…

Chicken Fried Rice

My first attempt at Chinese food and I say…yes! It worked! Even though I almost forgot to make the rice ahead of time, which then kept me up until 11:30 at night. But it was worth the lost hour of sleep. I also used my wok for the first time and what a great piece…