Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Savory Duck Sauce Chicken

Do you have a recipe that reminds you of home? This is mine.

Growing up, we all loved duck sauce chicken. This savory, warm, and filling dish left us feeling good all over! The chicken bottoms are accompanied by baked potatoes and coos coos. Mmmm. Soooo good. 

Say hello to the freshly cleaned chicken quarters, all ready to get dressed! I sliced these potatoes myself, but you could also use canned sliced or canned mini potatoes to save you some time. No one will know the difference!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Chicken and vegetable stir-fry

When I was a newlywed, I remember speaking with my older sister on the phone about all my dinner-making issues. I was telling her how I have difficulty thinking of new and exciting dinners to make. My older and wiser sister jumped at the opportunity to share some of her wisdom from her 7 years of marriage and emailed me several amazing dinner recipes that I still use today. This is one of them.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Chocolate Fudge Pie

Hosting guests for meals is something that is complicated, at least for me! I never know home much food to make!! How much of each dish is necessary? How many dishes should I make? How to balance out my cooking/baking time, so I have time to make everything I would like to…the list goes on and on! It’s a complicated but worthwhile process. Especially since we are here, in Israel, away from our family, it’s important for us to spend time meeting and getting to know people in the community.

Despite all these ambiguous decisions that go along with hosting guests for meals, there is one decision that is always a breeze! Having guests means serving my Chocolate Fudge Pie, also known as “One slice with the works”.  Seriously, it is a winner every time! The presentation is beautiful and the taste is even better! Plus, I have made it over a dozen times and it comes out delicious every time.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Sephardic Eggplant Salad

I first had this salad at my parent’s house around a year ago, and ever since then, I've been hooked!

I love serving this tomato-based eggplant salad at our Friday night meal, together with fish and challah. I feel good feeding my family food made with fresh and healthy ingredients! 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Update on Life: Daughter vomited Motzei Shabbos (Saturday night), so I decided to keep her home with me on Sunday, just in case she was sick. I was afraid to spend the whole day alone with my precious ball of energy….yes, very afraid! In the end, we had fun and even bonded. We went to the shopping center, along with son (of course!), to buy new shoes. We found the perfect pair of sneakers right away, but of course she wanted to try on all the formal shoes before we left (not kidding!). The shoe place gave her a balloon afterwards. She was ecstatic! We had our very first mother/daughter shopping experience. I’m psyched about it, if you can’t tell.  

As for the Challah…let’s get started! Women (and gentlemen) get prepared to get sticky with dough :).

Sunday, January 11, 2015


Thank you to all the bloggers out there who inspired me to share some of my inspiration!