Never mind the Columbus Day agita: Here’s the suppli

 I'm gonna skip the Columbus Day agita this year and just pass along this extraordinary recipe for suppli.Suppli are breaded, deep-fried, egg-shaped risotto balls with a center of gooey cheese, and St. Peter will be holding one in each hand when he welcomes us to Heaven.Here's how you make them.SUPPLI2 eggs 2 cups risotto (see recipe below) 4 oz. mozzarella in 1/2-inch cubes 3/4 cup bread crumbs oil for frying tomato sauce, if you likeBeat eggs lightly until ju … [Read more...]

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What’s for supper? Vol. 5: Shut up, bouillon cubes. You don’t know me.

First, I just wanted to check in with you guys, because I worry.The last thing I wanted to do was make one more place on the internet where women go to feel bad. That's not what these posts are, are they? It was just supposed to be a place to talk about food: the triumphs, the tragedies, the baloney sandwiches. Not a place to feel bad!If you don't feel like listing/aren't capable of remembering/are too ashamed to admit what you ate this week, here's a quick way to participate, without … [Read more...]

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What’s for Supper? Vol. 4: Workin’ on my night cheese

 Alternate title for this week's dinner round-up: This Is Why I'm Fat. Hey, if you have to die young, might as well die young while full of cheese. Specifically, feta, parmesan, mozzarella, pepper jack, cheddar, and provolone, all in one week. And we're not even vegetarians. The cheese was just to help all the meat find its way around. Whee!You can find the first What's For Supper? post here. Vol. 2 is here; and vol. 3 is here.At the end of the post, there will be a little blue I … [Read more...]

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What’s for supper? Vol. 3: so much pork

Yay, it's Friday! Time for the What's For Supper? round up, where you can share your inspired, inspiring, dull, or humiliating weekly menu, or pass along recipes, or find recipes, or just complain about food and feeding people and eating in general. Most of us think about food a lot, so why not talk about it here?At the end of this post, you'll find an InLinkz button, so you can add your post. Feel free to join in in the comments, too.Here's the inaugural What's for Supper? post, and … [Read more...]

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About 50 easy things to do with pork chops!

Here's the promised pork chop post from Friday's "What's for Supper?" post. Some nice ideas here, collected after I asked Facebook what to do when I had a bunch of thin pork chops and no exotic ingredients.  Sorry about the terrible formatting. Today, I let the computer win.Oh, and here's what I finally ended up making: just regular frickin' pork chops:***ABOUT 50 EASY THINGS TO DO WITH PORK CHOPS ***Salt, pepper, dip in flour, shake off the excess, and cook in a f … [Read more...]

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What’s for supper?

One of two things is happening here today. Either(a) I'm launching a recurring feature sharing my family's weekly dinner menu. While I'm no cooking jainyus, I do manage to feed twelve people, seven days a week, without spending a million dollars and without anyone getting rickets.I'll list our dinners and include any recipes that might be interesting, and I hope readers will share their menus and recipes, too, so we can all get some good ideas from each other. If there's enough interest, … [Read more...]

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Simcha’s passover menu, part two: just the recipes

If you're here, it means you waded all the way through my last post. Good work!  Here's your food!Chicken soup (can be made ahead and frozen) In a very large pot, put one whole chicken, chicken parts, or chicken carcass. Do not include giblets. Add a quartered onion, 2-3 peeled carrots, a few sprigs of dill and a few sprigs of parsley. Cover, bring to a boil, cover loosely, and allow soup to simmer for many hours. Strain the soup with a colander and return the broth to … [Read more...]

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