Yogurt bar & pancakes on Shavuos

As far as I'm concerned, for all that the upcoming holiday, Shavuos, lacks in detailed laws, it makes up for it in delicious foods. I'll take a buttery, broiled filet of fish over a roast any day. Our main course on Shavuos always features fish, coupled with a salad of greens, topped with feta cheese. … Continue reading Yogurt bar & pancakes on Shavuos

Loads of dairy for Shavuot

If the dairy meals on Shavuot scare you, let me make this simple. Start with butter, add some veggies, salt, pepper and a bit of lemon, cook them until they are just cooked and voila! You've got the best tasting food in town. If you need a bit more specific recipes, here's a few. You … Continue reading Loads of dairy for Shavuot

Cornbread cakes and chili

Last week's "polar vortex" wasn't just cold. It cost us a fortune. At first it was just frozen pipes. And then it became burst pipes. And then, the final blow was when the furnace died. Permanently. One week later, we've got running water and heat, and for that we are quite grateful. We've also got … Continue reading Cornbread cakes and chili

Cold’s Antidote: Hot Toddy & Chocolate Chip Pancakes

This is me, post 8-mile run Sunday morning. Look closely, and there are icicles on my eye lashes. Yes, I am insane. (Read my post on running in winter weather, if you're curious how to manage.) Add to that, the runs I did outside last week in miserable, frigid weather, and I've been feeling chilled … Continue reading Cold’s Antidote: Hot Toddy & Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Easy pumpkin waffles

Pumpkin waffles might seem like fall-season foods gone overboard, but then you must have never made a recipe with canned pumpkin. Rare is the pumpkin recipe that uses more than half a can of pumpkin, leaving lonesome cups of pumpkin puree regularly in my fridge. Just the sight of them begets creativity. And once in … Continue reading Easy pumpkin waffles

Sunday morning goodness

It won't take much for this week to prove better than last. The aggravation of seeing our basement turn into a giant toilet bowl (thanks to Chicago's sewer system in a flood) paled in comparison to what our nation experienced. But just to be sure we start this week off on the right foot, we … Continue reading Sunday morning goodness

Yogurt bar & pancakes on Shavuos

As far as I'm concerned, for all that the upcoming holiday, Shavuos, lacks in detailed laws, it makes up for it in delicious foods. I'll take a buttery, broiled filet of fish over a roast any day. Our main course on Shavuos always features fish, coupled with a salad of greens, topped with feta cheese. … Continue reading Yogurt bar & pancakes on Shavuos