Skill Level: Easy

Chopped Eggs and Onions
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Chopped Eggs and Onions

I can’t remember where I first ate Chopped Eggs and Onions. It could have been at a hotel in the Catskills or at an older relative’s house. All I know is that I loved it. It’s completely different from Egg Salad. There’s no celery and no mayonnaise. In the old […]

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 […]

Chestnut Soup with Beer
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Chestnut Soup with Beer

I love Chestnut Soup with Beer. This recipe starts with a “mirepoix”; the traditional starter for many French soups. A mirepoix is a combination of onions, celery and carrots minced together. When sautéed, it forms the flavor base for the soup. I’ve had the experience of peeling fresh chestnuts and […]

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 […]

String Bean Casserole
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String Bean Casserole

For years, I’ve heard people talk about eating a String Bean Casserole. I have to admit that before I made one, I had never eaten it. Tuna casserole, yes- String Bean Casserole, no. Enter Rebecca Grafstein and KosherKart and suddenly, I had frozen cut string beans, Imagine Portobello Mushroom Soup […]

Cole Slaw with Lime Juice
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Cole Slaw with Lime Juice

I love using Napa Cabbage when I’m making this Cole Slaw with Lime Juice. The ruffled edges and pale green color of the cabbage looks so inviting. Of course, you can use regular green cabbage with no problem. This Cole Slaw with Lime Juice has no mayo. It’s crunchy with […]