Garlic Confit

My latest exploits with food involve low-carb choices, a la Atkins.  Shortly before I started that I was introduced to this very easy condiment. Simply put, it is peeled garlic that has been slowly simmered in olive oil for 45-60 minutes.  In the process, the garlic is preserved for future use. Put peeled garlic in

Spam Casserole

Spam casserole is one of the comfort foods I can uniquely identify in my childhood. It was a cost-effective way to feed the family, and I was growing up we didn’t have much, even though my parents made sure we were fed! As an adult, I’ve found some ways to modify it, and it is still yummy!

Easy Salmon

If you don’t have a lot of time, this recipe is extremely quick and easy to make. The fish comes out moist, and I really like the horseradish bite that the sauce provides.

Faux Buttermilk

I never seem to have buttermilk on hand when I need it.  Case in point, the soda bread needed it.  You can’t just substitute milk, as the texture is all wrong.  There are lots of recipes out there, but in general they suggest to curdle your own milk with vinegar or lemon juice.  The only

Kosher-Style Swedish Meatballs

Swedish meatballs (köttbullar) are a Jul tradition in my family. Where everyone is either having ham or turkey, we have meatballs and brown beans on our julbord. On the occasion of my best friend converting to Judaism, as well as her first official Hanukkah as a Jew, I modified my grandmother’s recipe to omit both