Stuffed Potato Pancakes with Meat

Russian cuisine will always be comfort food for me. I get really excited when I come to visit my grandmother and she treats me to a plate of blinis or a borscht. Watching the women in my family spend hours in the kitchen, I assumed that most Russian recipes take forever, are really complicated, and…

Short Rib Hash

I love leftovers. I love being able to just open the fridge, take out a container, heat it up and eat. I also love re-purposing the contents of my fridge for new dishes once I get bored with the original. You can tell that I may have been watching too much Chopped on the Food…

Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

Long chilly winter evenings lend themselves perfectly to warm, cozy, braised meat dishes. Dishes one would never consider making in the heat of a New York summer.  Dishes like braised short ribs.

Mushroom Quinoa Risotto

Over the last few years I’ve fallen in love with the versatile little grain called quinoa. It can be breakfast, it can be a salad, it can be a pilaf, or a complete meal in and of itself. It has been declared kosher for Passover, and it has a high protein content. Is there anything…

Breakfast Quiche with a Potato Crust

I was at a wedding once, where, as a side to my main course, I was served mashed potatoes that were baked in a crusty potato lattice cup. It was a simple dish made very special by its beautiful presentation. It is also something that can be adapted by any home cook to add some…

Dutch Baby for my baby

Brunch can be a wonderful thing. Brunch New York style is an all-day affair that starts with pancakes and eggs, and continues into the lazy afternoon hours fueled by bloody marys, snacks, and often morphs into dinner. However, there are days when I just don’t want to venture much further than my own living room.

Adventures with Sweetened Condensed Milk

As I was organizing the pantry recently, I found two cans of sweetened condensed milk. I am not exactly sure at this point what I intended to do with them, nor when they came to be in the pantry, but now that I found them, I wanted to use them for something. Since keeping an…

12 Days of Gifts – App Review

12 days of Christmas usually has a person spending money but with Apple 12 days of Gifts is a nice way that Apple is giving back to everyone who has an iPhone, iPad, iTouch and everything else that is able to use apps.  This is perfect timing for everyone who got the all new iPhone…