Roast Chicken

If you are at our home (or motorhome!) on Friday night, most likely there will be a chicken roasting in the oven. A roast chicken is comfort food, and tradition at our house. There is nothing easier – two minutes of prep – so a roasted chicken is perfect for entertaining – especially if you […]

My Matzo Balls

My Matzo Balls, served with Lazy Girl Chicken Soup I let my dough rest only one hour before shaping into balls and boiling – otherwise (to me) they seem to be hard. Leave the dough longer if you prefer harder matzo balls. Boil the matzo balls in water, but serve them in hot, clear, broth. Garnish […]

Mushroom Schnitzel

Mushroom Schnitzel are perfect as a side-dish, or as a main dish for a vegetarian or Passover entree. These days, I use the already-sliced mushrooms – chopping them a bit with the spatula while they are sautéing. 4 Tbs. butter 1 cup green onion, sliced 1 lb. mushrooms, chopped 3 eggs ½ cup minced fresh […]

My Latkes (and my Other Latkes)

Potato Pancakes – my way. Great for breakfast or with roasted meats. Use shredded hash brown potatoes from the dairy section of your favorite supermarket – a great short-cut for RV cooking. There is no longer a reason to grate potatoes (and your fingers)! 2 eggs 1/3 cup flour (or matzo flour) salt & pepper, […]

Chippy Challah

Okay, a little play on words… pronounced Hippy Hallah, this is my earthier version of the traditional sweet, white, braided loaf served on the Jewish Sabbath – and the version mostly baked/enjoyed at our house. (See my traditional recipe, and learn more about the history of challah.) I make the dough in a bread machine, […]


The traditional bread of the Jewish Sabbath, Challah (pronounced HALL-ah) is also enjoyed in many cultures throughout Europe. Challah comes from the Hebrew word for “portion”, as it refers to the portion of dough reserved for the high priests of the Temple of Jerusalem. When white flour first became available, it was quite expensive and […]

Easy Bagels

After reading through this recipe, you can see it is possible to have hot bagels on the table in less than 2 hours. 1½ cups slightly warmed, non-chlorinated water 1 Tablespoon yeast 1 Tablespoons sugar 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil 4¼ cups white bread flour 2 teaspoons salt Cornmeal, for dusting the baking sheet 1 egg, […]

My Beef Brisket

Beef Brisket, with latkes This is one of my favorite recipes and a great one for entertaining. So easy! The brisket is cooked (four hours!) the day before, so all you have to do is heat and serve the next day. The meat is so tender – and the sauce is divine over My Other […]

Jewish Penicillin

The best chicken soup comes from a chicken you have roasted with onion and fresh thyme stuffed into the cavity of the bird. Rosemary is nice too, but I prefer thyme for soup. After carving the bird and removing as much meat as possible from the carcass, boil the bones, covered in chicken stock for […]