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MiMa’s Chanukah Latkes (Potato Pancakes)

MiMa’s Chanukah Latkes (Potato Pancakes)

Latke is the Yiddish word for “pancake.” It is a Chanukah tradition to serve latkes, which are basically grated potato pancakes fried in oil, to celebrate the Chanukah miracle—that a small amount of oil burned for eight consecutive days. Latkes are my favorite holiday...

Crispy Kale Chips

Crispy Kale Chips

Somehow we lucked out with kale. All three of our kids have liked it since they were young. I suspect growing up in Boulder might have had something to do with it! While they have always liked kale, it's no surprise that they like it BEST when it is crispy. When...

Savory Herb Roasted Carrots

Savory Herb Roasted Carrots

I love the late summer harvesting of carrots! This is the first summer that we didn't have a garden (we got too busy moving back home after our remodel to plant in time!) but we have been buying bunches of carrots at the Farmers Market and Whole Foods for most of the...

Summer Jicama Salad with Mango, Avocado & Cilantro

Summer Jicama Salad with Mango, Avocado & Cilantro

Have you ever eaten jicama? It is a large round Mexican tuber with a bark-like skin on the outside. Although it doesn't look like much from its exterior, below the skin jicama is a white vegetable that is mild, juicy, and crunchy. When our kids were hesitant, Debbie...

Zucchini Cornmeal Fritters

Zucchini Cornmeal Fritters

This is a great recipe for when your summer garden is overflowing with large zucchini. I usually double the recipe and so I use my food processor with a shredding blade and this recipe becomes easy-peasy!  If you don't have one, a box grater will work just fine as...

Simple Summer Potato & Egg Salad

Simple Summer Potato & Egg Salad

This recipe combines two classic simple summer salads: cold potato salad and egg salad. I started making this dish many years ago from a recipe that a friend passed on to me. Over the years it has changed and simplified a bit but it remains a staple in our home during...

Sweet & Savory Toasted Buckwheat Salad

Sweet & Savory Toasted Buckwheat Salad

When you call something a "salad", most people think about leafy greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots drizzled with some yummy dressing. Everyone reading this blog has certainly eaten a salad! However, for many people, grain salads may still be unfamiliar. To me,...

Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Soup)

Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Soup)

I first fell in love with Tom Kha Gai, or Thai Coconut Soup, when I was in college but it wasn't until Roy and I started visiting San Diego that I was reunited with it again. A few years ago we were thrilled to find a Thai restaurant where they are very knowledgeable...

Jeweled Endive, Avocado & Corn Salad

Jeweled Endive, Avocado & Corn Salad

This is one of my favorite Spring salads. I love the combination of the bitterness from the endive and parsley against the sweetness of the cherries and corn. This dish is simple to put together and gets even better if it has an hour or so to sit in the fridge so...

Rainbow Veggie Sushi Rolls

Rainbow Veggie Sushi Rolls

My friend Pamela originally turned our family onto making homemade veggie sushi. This easy and fun meal quickly became a family favorite, and we have been making sushi about two weekends a month for years! I often make extras and send the kids to school with a "sushi...

Butternut Squash with Kale, Walnuts & Bacon

Butternut Squash with Kale, Walnuts & Bacon

We created this recipe in November for our Thanksgiving dinner. I find that when you dress kale with a touch of sweetness, even the most picky eaters will gobble it up (pun intended 🙂 ). The roasted squash and honey gives this dish its sweetness....and admittedly,...

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