Lukshen Kugel or Noodle Kugel is a great alternative to a potato side dish. This recipe was given to me 42 years ago by my aunt Beverly at a recipe shower that was thrown for me when I was engaged. I’ve always loved this sweet casserole served with breaded chicken.
Challah has never been the easiest thing for me to make. They used to come out like lead weights. My sister in law, Amy, recently took a challah making class at the Chabad that they declared was fool proof. Believe it or not it is!!! Easy to make and easy to rise in a few hours you can impress your relatives with a homemade challah. For variations you can use sesame seeds or poppy seeds on top. You can also put herbs in the bread, such as rosemary, thyme, oregano, and garlic while kneading it for a new take on an oldie but goodie. I recently made this 5 lb challah for my sons wedding and it not only looked amazing but tasted delicious.
Chopped liver is a Stern/Glasser favorite served as an appetizer at family gatherings. Kosher for Passover it’s special ingredient is schmaltz. Schmaltz, rendered chicken fat, is a staple in traditional Jewish cooking. Although a lot of people refrain from using schmaltz because it’s considered artery clogging, to me there are certain recipes from the past that just taste better made the old fashioned way.