Meat Lo Mein

I got this recipe from Mishpacha, originally. Here is my version, in a time-efficient order, for 3-6 people. Prepare a large pot of water and salt,  and bring it to a boil. Brown 1/2 to 1 lb of ground beef in a large frying pan or wok. While the meat is cooking, slice a yellow and…

Kitchen Scale

I’d heard people mention that they had a kitchen scale, but I never knew what the point was before. Who measures things by weight in the kitchen? But the truth is, I do. I realized this when I was portioning fresh chicken, before freezing it. I buy a few trays of chicken at a time,…

Egg Drop Soup Plus

I like this recipe because it is fast and very easily adaptable – you can make it a small or big part of your meal, as you like it.     4 cups chicken broth (or 4 tsp soup mix, 4 cups water) 2 tbsp cornstarch 1 tsp ground ginger 1/4 tsp garlic powder 2…

Grill Pan Chicken and Pressure Cooker Rice

I received a grill pan and a pressure cooker for my birthday this year, and I use them both to make a simple, delicious, fast supper. You can make the rice the regular way if you don’t have a pressure cooker, it will just take a little more attention. Grill pans are cheap, can have…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone loves these chocolate chip cookies. I got the recipe from my mother, and adapted it a bit – everyone’s oven affects the way their baked goods come out, and sometimes that means recipes need to be adjusted. In a large mixing bowl, cream 1 cup or 2 sticks margarine, 7/8 cup sugar, a little more than a cup of  light…

CamelCamelCamel

My husband and I have a nice collection of games. Games can be very expensive, so when we see a game we’d like to purchase, we check it up on CamelCamelCamel. I installed the extension on google. You can do that here. Say you are looking at the game Ticket to Ride, which is a…

Onion Dip

We like to have dips with our challah, and one Erev Shabbos we only had one or two, so I decided to try to make my own. I chopped up an onion and fried it for a long time over a low flame. When the onion was mostly golden, I added salt. After mixing, I…

Supper in 15 Minutes

I got home really late one night, after running several errands, and I was tired and hungry. I decided to make microwave chicken and couscous – which takes about 15 minutes, total. Please keep in mind: everyone’s microwave works a little differently. Yours make take longer/shorter – so keep an eye on your food and…

USB Card Reader

My computer doesn’t come with and card ports, and I have two different SD cards that I often need to connect to my computer. I have a Canon Elph camera, which can connect via USB, but it’s not the standard USB charger that I have lying around all over my apartment. So when I want…

For My Child Book Release!

For My Child has been released! The list price is $21.99+tax, but you can buy it for a flat rate of $20. If you would like to order multiple copies for gifts, you’ll get an additional discount. If you would rather buy it online, or would like to review it (which I’d appreciate), you can…

Sticky Chicken

I try not to fry my food much, but this recipe was simple and I figured it was worth a try. I think it was from a cookbook by Ree Drummond, but I am not sure, and I’ve made some changes. Start by mixing flour and some salt and pepper, or your favorite allspice. Cut up…

Leftover Sauteed Vegetables

I try to make a quick vegetable salad every weekday – just some chopped up cucumbers, pickles, and pepper. At the beginning of the week I buy a few peppers, in different colors, and keep them in one large ziplock. I use a chunk from each in my salad every night. Sometimes, when Shabbos is…