Matzarella en Carrozza is a Passover take of one of my favorite Italian appetizers, Mozzarella en Carrozza. I simply replace the bread with matzah that’s been soaked in egg, add mozzarella and Pesto, and sauté in olive oil. The result is an ooey gooey delicious appetizer/entrée that will please adults […]
Saganaki is actually the name of the skillet in which you fry the cheese. Wikipedia tells us that fried cheese began in Cairo during the Middle Ages and was popular through the time of the Otttoman occupation. Since then, country after country has put their own spin on this hot […]
These mushrooms stuffed with mushroom stems and vegetables are just delicious. There are no crumbs, eggs, or nuts in this recipe so it’s perfect for everyone-vegans. vegetarians, and those who are gluten free-which also makes them great for Passover! Enjoy! Prep time: 15 minutes
Bacon seems to turn up in everything these days: in cookies, pies, and even ice cream! Chanukah is coming. Why not latkes? For these latkes, I took the route of kosher turkey bacon which is less fatty and rich than its kosher beef bacon counterpart. And of course, for my […]
I love, love, love Stuffed Artichokes. Get them really big and stuff them to the top and you have a meal- probably lunch! Get them a little smaller and add less stuffing and you have a wonderful first course. This is definitely a messy one to eat so be prepared […]
This is an old family recipe that my Mother’s family made for card parties and brunches. Mayo free, it is a very light dish. My family used to serve it with Russian Dressing. In this picture, I’ve plated the mold with a tomato salad tossed with vinaigrette which gives the […]
Called Skordalia in Greece, this dip is easy to make and completely addictive. Enjoy it with pita wedges and crudites. Prep time: 20 minutes
Combine cinnamon, allspice, mint, cilantro, garlic, raisins and pine nuts with chopped meat. Shape this mixture into small meatballs, brown and simmer and you will have the most amazingly delicious hors d’oeuvre you have ever had. Dip the meatballs into Sour Plum Sauce (Tkemali) and you’ll be hooked!
Enjoy the crunch and satisfaction of a latke without potatoes! Shredded veggies mixed with fresh dill and horseradish make a really wonderful alternative or addition to traditional potato latkes. I like to use a food processor to chop and shred the vegetables; but you can use a hand held shredder […]
This Summertime hors d’oeuvre couldn’t be more simple. You can use any type of toothpick or skewer you like. Mozzarella and Tomatoes are always perfect together. Add blueberries for the Fourth of July or just because they’re delicious! Chilled Rosé or white wine make it a real celebration!