Category Archives: Side Dish

Hanukkah Latkes

Click here to view recipe. Latkes, or potato pancakes, are one of my favorite traditional Hanukkah foods.  I love potatoes in all forms so I make these throughout the year, sometimes as a main dish for dinner!  There are new, … Continue reading

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Lemony Lentils

Click here to view recipe. I love lentils and legumes in general, not for reasons that most people turn to beans (they’re so darn healthy!).  For me … they just taste really great and provide a blank slate for sweet … Continue reading

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Tangy Noodle Salad

Click here to view recipe. It’s almost the 4th of July and if you are invited to or in charge of  a potluck, you might be scratching your head, trying to come up with something delicious and easy to prepare. … Continue reading

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Belizean Black Beans

Click here to view recipe. Black beans are probably my favorite treat when I am in Belize…and my husband makes the very best ones I’ve eaten, hands down. They are so creamy and filling and hearty that we have been … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks with Cauliflower & Pomegranate Seed Salad

Click here to view recipe. This post was written following our 2012 family Thanksgiving. 23 people (including 4 toddlers) converged in the Seattle area. The stage was set… Two deep fried turkeys. Ten side dishes. Four desserts.  And this was … Continue reading

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Lentil & Squash Fall Salad

Click here to view recipe. I don’t know if I should really call this creation a “salad” – it’s  more of a vegetable medley.  All I know is that I began with an old recipe that called for asparagus and … Continue reading

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Klassy Kugel

Click here to view recipe. Back in my catering days, I prepared hundreds of luncheons for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, weddings, funerals and various life cycle events.  The most requested item on my menu?  Kugel! (Pronounced KOO-gull).   Kugel refers to … Continue reading

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Midwest Baked Beans

Click here to view recipe. The weekend of October 21 we boarded a nonstop flight from Seattle to Texas, traveling to Austin for my nephew’s wedding. I’ve never “been there, done that” so off we flew to meet up with … Continue reading

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Yearning for Thanksgiving Yams

Click here to view recipe. As I wrote last year, Thanksgivings are major celebrations in our family. So much so that I wrote down copious notes after last year’s extravaganza so I could adequately describe the day’s events. That said, … Continue reading

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Perfect Picnic Potato Salad

Click here to view recipe. Since moving to Seattle thirty plus years ago, we have held a Fourth of July party almost every year without fail! We initially lived in a larger home and would invite families with kids, then … Continue reading

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