Aunt Sue’s Award-Winning World Famous Meat Sauce

Meat Ingredients 2 pounds lean chop meat (or more) 2 large green peppers (or more) 1 large hot onion (or more) 1-2 can(s) peeled whole plum tomatoes, mostly drained 1 large can tomato puree Directions Sauté the meat, breaking it up into itsy bitsy pieces (this is really the key to the whole thing, so… Read More

Nana’s Sunday Brunch Lox and Cream Cheese Crescent Roll-Ups

Dairy Ingredients 1 can Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls 1/2 pound Smoked Salmon, sliced thin 1-8oz container plain cream cheese, softened 2 Tbsp. fresh chopped chives 2 Tbsp. fresh green onion (sliced thin) 1-1/2 Tbsp. chopped dill (reserve 1/2 Tbsp. on the side for garnish) 1 tsp. lemon juice 2 eggs for egg wash glaze Salt… Read More

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