Starters & Sides

Eastern European, Snacks

Schmaltz

My first memory of Schmaltz is of Annie Mae stirring the fat and skin on top of the stove and then pouring it into a jar to keep for my Great Uncle Bob.He came for dinner every Friday night and exclaimed:” Gloria, bring me some Schmaltz.”. I would scamper off […]

Israeli Salad
Israeli, Salad

Israeli Salad

This colorful, light salad that is seen in Israel on every breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet, has become so well known the world over; that is is simply called Israeli Salad. This salad goes with everything. From adding it to Falafel  to spreading it over Schnitzel, Israeli Salad adds color […]

American, Snacks, Vegetarian

Puff Pastry Straws

You can make these Puff Pastry Straws out of store bought puff pastry made with butter or the non-dairy variety made with margarine. I usually make them non-dairy so that I can serve them with a meat meal. It doesn’t get easier than slightly rolling out the defrosted pastry, sprinkling […]