Author: Gloria Kobrin

Leek Quiche
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Leek Quiche

I love Leek Quiche. Leeks have a milder and more mellow flavor than onions. When they’re sautéed, the leeks just seem to melt into the custard filling. Leeks also mix beautifully with other vegetables. I often reduce the amount of leeks by a cup or two and substitute them with […]

Halibut Salad
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Halibut Salad

I grew up eating Halibut Salad. It was on our Thursday rotation of fish meals. Halibut is a firm white fleshed fish that has a very mild flavor. It’s actually whiter than other white fleshed fish like snapper or flounder. I think that’s what makes it so pretty as a […]

Goujons de Sole
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Goujons de Sole

Goujons de Sole are small pieces of Sole that are dipped in fritter batter and fried. The concept of fried fish was originally brought to England by Western Sephardic Jews in the 17th century. What we know as Fish ‘N Chips is made with whole fillets; while this French version […]

Chestnut Soup with Beer
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Chestnut Soup with Beer

I love Chestnut Soup with Beer. I’ve had the experience of peeling fresh chestnuts and frankly, I didn’t enjoy it. Buying bottled or packaged chestnuts makes them much more user friendly. You can make this Chestnut Soup with Beer velvety smooth or leave it slightly chunky with bits of chestnut […]

Roasted Vegetable Salad
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Roasted Vegetable Salad

This Roasted Vegetable Salad is an accidental and fortuitous creation. I had leftover roasted beets and butternut squash and didn’t want serve them the same way the next day. I had roasted the squash with just a little salt, pepper and olive oil; and the beets in their skins. The […]

Thanksgiving Dinner
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Thanksgiving Dinner

I was born on Thanksgiving Day. Perhaps, that’s why it is my favorite holiday. From our first one bedroom apartment to the larger family apartment we live in now, Thanksgiving Dinner has always been in our house. Every year, my husband makes his famous cornucopia as a centerpiece and sets […]

Roasting a Pumpkin
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Roasting a Pumpkin

I find Roasting a Pumpkin to be easy and very satisfying. The best pumpkins to roast are Sugar Pumpkins. They have a sweet and mellow flavor that is perfect for pies. Yes, you can use canned pumpkin for pumpkin recipes; but where’s the fun in that? Roasting a Pumpkin rather […]

Tuna Noodle Casserole
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Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna Noodle Casserole was very popular when I was a newlywed- 51 years ago. Over the years, I stopped making it. That being said, there is nothing like a creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole to warm your tummy and comfort you on a snowy Winter’s night. Years ago, I used canned […]