Recipes

Travel Snack This recipe is based on Union Square Cafe’s bar nuts, but I use a healthier, less fattening variety of nuts. I pack bags of this for long-distance travel and add dried cranberries or cherries and sometimes dark chocolate chips...
Butternut Squash With Ginger and Rosemary Here’s the recipe, again, for my oft-repeated butternut squash. I got it from my Korean stepmother-out-law. Figure that one out. Serves six. 6 cups cubed butternut squash 2 Tbsp. grated...
 Abraham Lincoln’s Favorite Chicken Fricasee This recipe is from one of my favorite books, “The First Ladies Cookbook,” which is “compiled and edited by outstanding culinary and historical Authorities.” It...
Mary’s Pie Crust This is Mary Schoenlein’s most excellent pie crust recipe. Makes one double-crust pie, enough for an eight or nine-inch pan. 2 cups flour 1 tsp. salt 1 Tbsp. sugar 10 Tbsp. butter, chilled and cut into small...
Contest-Winning Vegetarian Chili Everyone should have a vegetarian chili recipe in his or her repertoire. This recipe is fairly simple and comes from Marilyn Barilleaux of Bothell, Wash., via the Taste of Home website. I think some cooked...
Frito Pie Frito pie is common in Texas. It is served inside the small-size Fritos bag, slit open, with chili and condiments dumped on top. Serves one guilty person. 1 single-serving bag of Fritos 1/2 can Hormel chili (You could make your...
Split Pea Soup This is a version of split pea soup I kind of made up this weekend. I didn’t have a ham hock or chunk of salt pork so I substituted two slices of bacon and some high quality ham bits. If you want to get some smoky flavor...
T.’s Pissaladiere This recipe is more of a guideline for making T.’s version of pissaladiere. This amount will cover four squares of lavash bread. 1 14-oz. can of diced tomatoes 2 tins of anchovies, including oil 1/2 cup pitted...
Potato Latkes These are the three recipes we made for the Temple Adas Israel celebration. The first one is from Joan Nathan’s book “The Jewish Holiday Kitchen.” Serves 8 to 10. 10 medium potatoes 2 medium onions 2 large...