Category Archives: Baking

Christmas Eve and Christmas, 2021

This is the first year since 2017 that the whole family has been together. I did not think to take much in the way of food pictures but here is a summary of what we had. The baking of cookies … Continue reading

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Deconstructed stuffed cabbage. 9/21/21

This was our last dinner before leaving on vacation. I made it in the Instant Pot. Even though it was simpler than actually stuffing the cabbage leaves it was still a lot of work. Delicious, though. Since we were celebrating … Continue reading

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Birthday dinner! Scallops, new potatoes, collards and corn. 9/14/21

This simple but delicious dinner was John’s choice for his birthday. I must admit that I had to put him to work cooking the scallops and he did his usual wonderful job. I steamed the potatoes and sautéed the collards … Continue reading

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Father’s Day celebration. 6/19/21

We had a family cookout on Saturday in honor of our two dads, John and our son. The grandkids were excited to have “Zayde burgers” and we had some tasty salads and a banana cake (made by me!) with vanilla … Continue reading

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Salmon with mango salsa, rice, asparagus

This colorful plate was as good as it looks. The real stars were the mango salsa and the perfectly cooked salmon. John brined the salmon in 1 quart of water with 2 tablespoon of salt that was stirred thoroughly to … Continue reading

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Sbrisolona. 5/9/21

In a departure from my usual egg dish on Sundays (Breakfast For Dinner or BFD), I had dessert for dinner! Since it was Mother’s Day my daughter made me this Italian confection from Mantova. Years ago she, John, and I … Continue reading

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Fun Purim celebration. 2/25/21

We do not usually celebrate all the Jewish holidays but since we are still pretty isolated due to the pandemic, our daughter thought that finding occasions to celebrate and make new things was a worthy project. The idea with Purim … Continue reading

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Ethiopian Mexican fusion! 10/24/20

Saturday is Leftovers For Dinner or LFD. Since we had Ethiopian and Mexican dinner leftovers, I made a delicious plate of spicy black beans, atakilt wat (Ethiopian cabbage, potatoes, and carrots), tomatoey mix of rice and cauliflower rice, and “power … Continue reading

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Change in plans and updated menu. 10/19/20

After spending time carefully crafting my menu for this week, it all flew out the window when we decided to go up to Sonoma to pick up our wine shipment. The winery is now open for tastings al fresco with … Continue reading

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Grilling with the family. 8/9/20

Today we had a typical pandemic Sunday lunch on our patio with our kids. After we finished playing tennis and everyone got cleaned up our son helped me make a Thai inspired tomato and cucumber salad. He did a lot … Continue reading

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