Brown Sugar Macaroons

This Passover, I came across a cool recipe in none other than the Settlement Cookbook, the book devised as part of the work of the Settlement charity that encouraged modernization and assimilation among immigrants in Milwaukee around the turn of the century. This particular recipe might be thought of as a very rustic and forgiving take … Continue reading Brown Sugar Macaroons

Happy Chanukah!

Just wanted to wish everyone a happy Chanukah, and share with you a picture of my pinterest-fueled first night treats. I made marshmallow hershey kiss dreidels that came out very cute. I also found a recipe in a fantastic Jewish cookbook called Gefilte Variations by Jayne Cohen, for Fish in Potato Latke Crust with Horseradish … Continue reading Happy Chanukah!

Schnecken

When I was in North Carolina this past month visiting family, I actually did a bit of my own cooking. Since I had my cousin Sarah there, who is a fellow cook and excellent photographer, I thought it would be great to do a co-blog post with her.  So we asked our grandmother Betty what she remembers eating as a child, and … Continue reading Schnecken

Chanukah

It’s December now and Chanukah is upon us! Now that I have my own child, I am very excited to start revisiting childhood holiday fun and establishing my own family traditions. Chanukah is another one of those holidays that is very centered around children, and we’ve been doing more this year to celebrate than I … Continue reading Chanukah

Gita’s Yeast Cake

A couple of years ago, my grandmother passed away, and I was given her binder of recipes. My grandmother Gita was a Russian Jewish immigrant (defector actually) who spent a good chunk of her childhood in Cuba before her family finally acquired visas to stay in the United States. On a side note, she ended up … Continue reading Gita’s Yeast Cake

Jewish Penicillin

One of my favorite childhood foods and, I’m happy to report, one of my son’s as well, is chicken soup. There is no more comforting food when you’re feeling under the weather, stressed out, cold… or just any old time really, than chicken soup. In Yiddish culture, chicken soup is revered as a cure for a variety … Continue reading Jewish Penicillin