In the Kitchen...
The love of baking was passed down to me from my mom. It all started
with her making bundt cakes on a regular basis for us. In addition,
whenever she would have to make something for a potluck or to bring
to somebody's home, she would always make a dessert. My sister and I
reaped the benefits from this because she always made us a mini-
version of whatever she was making.
Our favorite cakes were:
I added some more to the repertoire:
Even though my mom had moments where she would cook when we
were growing up, I think I picked up this interest on my own
(considering we were mostly raised on going out to restaurants ;-) ).
Some of my favorite things to make are:
- Chicken Saltimbocca
- Pasta Bolognese
- Honey-Soy Marinated Flank Steak
- Chicken Marsala
- Black Bean-Mango Salsa
- Greek Orzo Pasta Salad
- Succotash Salad
- Artichoke Bruschetta
- Zucchini Carpaccio
- Brown Sugar-Glazed Sweet Potato Wedges
- Potato Pudding (aka Potato Kugel)
- Matzo Balls
- Chicken Enchilada Casserole
I also get many recipes from different magazines I subscribe to and
different websites that I look at. Below is a list of my sources....