Noodle Kugel

Classic, but with a punchline.

I have such nostalgia for noodle kugel, specifically the one my father’s mother used to make it. This is particularly notable because she wasn’t much of a cook, though her kugel was really quite good. My grandfather would hold up his pinky (a thing he did for emphasis) and ask us, “Can you guess what’s …

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Honey Roasted Figs

I am always looking for a way to change up and class up a cheese and/or salami platter (I’ve decided that the phrase and/or is now back in rotation – it says so much, and allow for such delicious ambiguity). For this one I just sliced some figs in half, threw them sliced side up …

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Shakshuka with Swiss Chard

Remember the theme song, from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, “Oh, yeah?” where they go, “shaka-shu-kah,” or something like that. That's what this dish makes me think of. I know; kind of shallow.

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