Mom’s Passover Sponge Cake (Original from Hadassah Add circa 1970’s)

Mom’s Passover Sponge Cake (the original recipe) Ingredients 3/4 cup Matzo cake meal 3/4 cup potato starch 1/2 tsp salt 6 yolks 1 3/4 cups sugar 1 cup orange juice 1 1/2 cups ground walnuts 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind (or orange) 6 whites beaten very stiff till they look like the Alps Procedure Mix … [Read more…]

Beet Borscht

I asked mom for grandma’s borsht recipe. Here it is. Sorry some bits are vague. I will try and clear those parts up next time I make this. I do not recall that we ever served it with potatoes. I recall grandma would always serve it with cheese blintzes on the side. -Mishka (serve cold) … [Read more…]

Mom’s Low Fat Lasagne

Serves 6 Sat, 27 Dec 1997 Lissy: This is the way I made the lasagna Wed. nite. You wouldn’t believe it but Muffin’s oil heaters broke thursday nite and smoke went all over the basement while dad was trying to stay “calm” and recover. All’s well now tho. Talk to you soon. C. Ingredients 1 … [Read more…]

Mom’s Challah

Original Recipe from Mom’s friend’s grandmother in Little Rock circa 1976 (two loaves): Ingredients 2 packages dry yeast (4.5 teaspoons) 1/2 cup lukewarm water 1 tsp sugar 6 cups flour (if unbleached, use 5 1/2 cups) 1/2 cup sugar 2 tsp salt 4 eggs 1/2 cup corn oil 1 cup water 1 tsp honey poppy … [Read more…]

Mom’s Chicken Soup

(with notes from mom:) Here was the secret chicken soup which cured my sore throat & cold (along with pills, and green tea with honey) Ingredients Stock pot full of water. Chicken plus 2 extra breasts, or thighs 4 carrots 4 celery stalks 2 large or 3 medium white carrots (parsnips) 1 large onion (not … [Read more…]

Shall We Dance – Nina & Carol

carol and nina This is a Voice-o-Graph recording of my mother and my aunt singing “Shall We Dance,” from “The King and I” at the top of the Empire State Building sometime in the early 1950’s (but probably after 1952). Mom says, “Nothing remains unbroadcast in this world. I think I was 6 or 5 … [Read more…]