When I was a kid, after Passover every year, my Dad would buy a box or two of close-out Passover matzos. He liked to make two things with his yearly purchase of matzo. First was a bologna "sandwich": a schmeer of Miracle Whip and a couple thin slices of bologna on a matzo carefully broken… Continue reading Matzo Brei
I was invited to a Mediterranean-esque dinner party, meaning we weren’t trying to create actual Mediterranean food, but sort of use Mediterranean flavors as a unifying theme to create the menu. The hosts were doing chicken skewers and shrimp skewers. They were also providing an orzo and artichoke salad. Mediterranean-esque all the way! I was… Continue reading So Much Salad
I don’t like to eat first thing in the morning. My stomach is not ready. I believe if my motor skills are operating enough to get me showered, dressed, and out the door, my stomach can sleep in until later. When my stomach is ready, I’m usually sitting at my desk at work. I’ve learned… Continue reading Makin’ Granola
I’m in a bit of a cooking frenzy at Chambre Du Mange* today. It’s based on cravings + social responsibility (to bring side a side dish to dinner) + my regular Sunday cooking for my lunches for the week. Also known as food I want to eat, food I want to share, and food I… Continue reading Look Who’s Cooking
More accurately, peanut butter for use in peanut butter cookies... I grew up in a Jif Peanut butter house. It’s all I knew. I thought Skippy and Peter Pan tasted funny. The kids who grew up on Skippy and Peter Pan felt the same about Jif. Essentially though, all commercial peanut butter is about… Continue reading Peanut Butter
Post-St. Patrick’s Day and the cabbage is cheap. And cabbage one of the star ingredients for household favorite: kielbasa, cabbage and potato stir fry. Guess what's for dinner? Though not technically a classic stir-fry, that's what I call the cooking technique for this meal because I cook it fast, in one pan, on high heat, and throw… Continue reading Cabbage is Cheap and the Stir-Fry is Easy
I don’t do adorable or cute. Especially when it comes to food that I’m making. Especially when it come to baking. My food is functional. This is true when I’m making meals. I don’t want the plate of food to look gross, but I’m not going to plate my food like a chef in a… Continue reading What have we here?