Yummy Cheese Ball

Dairy Ingredients 2 pkgs 8oz cream cheese 1 pkg vanilla instant pudding 1 can chopped fine fruit cocktail 1 pkg chopped walnuts 1 box ritz crackers Directions Let cream cheese soften a bit and mix both pkgs with the pkg of instant pudding very well. Mix in a drained can of chopped fine fruit cocktail…. Read More

Chicken Marsala

Meat Ingredients 8 oz. Chicken breast flour for dredging 1 cup sliced mushrooms ¼ cup pearl onions ½ teaspoon chopped rosemary ½ teaspoon chopped garlic ½ cup marsala wine 1 cup veal stock or chicken stock salt to taste Directions Dredge seasoned chicken in flour. Brown chicken in hot sauté pan. Add Mushrooms, onions, garlic,… Read More

Chi’s Thanksgiving Turkey

Meat Ingredients 10-12 pound turkey 5 medium onions 5 stalks celery 4 sticks carrots 1 cup shittake mushrooms 1 1/2 cup water 1 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1 tbsp oregano 1 tabsp thyme 1 tsp paprika 1 beaten egg 1 cup olive oil Directions Make sure turkey is defrosted. Rinse turkey and pat… Read More

Chi’s Special Mashers

Dairy Ingredients 2 1/2 potatoes (Idaho’s are the best) peel and cut into small chunks 3/4 cup of milk 2 1/2 tablespoons butter 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley Directions Cook potatoes in a large pot for about 15 minutes of until tender…. Read More

Chi’s Unique Potato Salad

Pareve Ingredients 5 Ib. potatoes 1 large onion 1 can of tuna 2 stalks celery 1 cucumber 1/2 medium red bell pepper 3 large boiled eggs 1 1/2 c. mayonnaise 2 tbps. mustard 3 tbps. relish (diced sweet pickle in a jar) 2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. black pepper Directions Clean and boil potatoes for… Read More

Bubbie Ruth’s Mandel Bread

Pareve Ingredients 1 cup vegetable oil 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 3 cups flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup (approx) semisweet parve chocolate chips Directions Mix together oil and sugar until combined, and then add eggs one at a time. After the eggs are combined, add vanilla. Sift… Read More

Gidon Strikes Again

David Stuck
Stephen J. Gordon’s new thriller, “Confluence,” is the second in a series.

It’s a typical Friday evening in Jewish Baltimore. Observant Jews are preparing for Shabbat dinner and walking to evening services. The scene is commonplace to those who live in or around Northwest Baltimore. All at once, something horrifying occurs, dramatically altering the peaceful neighborhood milieu. Gunshots, police cars, ambulances, screams of terror. There’s been a… Read More

Hope Amid Tears

Tisha B’Av is observed with mourning and contemplation “Tisha B’Av is an appointed day when you relate to Hashem [God] by discovering how far you are from him,” said Rabbi Aaron Kahn, a director of the Advanced Institute of Talmudic Studies at New York City’s Yeshiva University. “Relating to Him gives us the opportunity to… Read More

Historical Overview

Throughout Jewish history, an array of tragic events fell on the ninth day of the Hebrew calendar month of Av. 1312 B.C.E.: According to Jewish tradition, 10 of the 12 spies returned from Israel with malicious reports about the land and its inhabitants, and the Israelites fell into despair