Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, and Grapes: Three Variations (One Without Bacon)

Brussels sprouts and bacon are a perfect match, a marriage of bitter, sweet, salty, and smoky, of crisp and soft, chewy and tender. They can be roasted together or cooked separately and combined before serving. When roasted together, the Brussels sprouts cook in the bacon fat and, well, while not the healthiest choice, they sure … More Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, and Grapes: Three Variations (One Without Bacon)

Lovely Latkes

Latkes are a cornerstone of Hanukkah for Ashkenazi Jews. People usually have strong opinions about their latkes, and variations abound. The more traditional recipes include shredded russet potatoes and onions, some egg and a little flour to bind them together, and some salt and pepper for flavor. Form into a loose patty, fry, and, voila, … More Lovely Latkes

Shaker Lemon Pie

Shaker lemon pie is a very lemon-y pie. My mother had it many years ago when dining at the Inn at Chester in Chester, CT. She asked the waiter for the recipe, and the pastry chef, Gretl, was happy to oblige. My mother made this recipe for several gatherings over the years, and she often … More Shaker Lemon Pie