Ah, Hanukkah. That most festive of Jewish holidays. Now, I know some of y’all may think it’s “Jewish Christmas,” but you really couldn’t be farther from the truth. Although it does typically fall close to Christmas, it is not traditionally a gift giving holiday except in the U.S. and certainly not a major holiday (no… Read More Tradition! Potato Latkes
Good lord it gets hot down here at the end of summer. The thought of heating up my kitchen is just about killing me. But Chef J had a Fantasy Football draft party to attend and I couldn’t send him empty handed . So I threw together a pasta salad. That meant that I really… Read More Potluck Party – Cilantro-Lime Pasta Salad
As you know from a prior post, I am not a huge fan of processed food, particularly foods that have the word “processed” right on the label. But sometimes, there’s an ingredient that just makes something right. I grew up with a lot of home cooking. But with a working mom, we also had some… Read More Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
Rosh Hashanah is all about eating sweet things to insure that you have a “sweet and fruitful” year. We have a blessing that we say over our Rosh Hashanah meal in which we eat apples dipped in honey and ask that it be G-d’s will that we are renewed for a good and sweet year. The holiday meal… Read More Tzimmes – The Perfect Holiday Side Dish
I’m a girl who loves her carbs. You can serve me the most beautiful piece of steak or fish with some gorgeous vegetables and, invariably, my first taste is going to be the rice or potato or pasta or bread or whatever other starch is on the plate. Paleo diet, my butt. No, really, my butt.… Read More Dauphinoise Potatoes
The first year we moved to the Lowcountry, we had a really sad Thanksgiving. Chef J had to work of course. The Boy and I didn’t want him to come home to an empty house on such a family oriented holiday so we opted not to travel back home without him. We didn’t have any… Read More Brussels Sprouts and Leek Gratin
My in-laws (The Ps) are amazing cooks. No, really. Amazing cooks. Each of them has a few things they are well known for. GaGa is from southern Oklahoma so you just KNOW that the lady can cook up some chicken fried steak and King Ranch and, lord, can she bake. Grandaddy is well know for… Read More Grilled Grapes, You Are Just Going to Have to Trust Me . . .