Yigante (Giant) Beans

Yigante (Giant) Beans

One of the dishes that remains memorable to this day and still makes me drool is yigante beans. The best way for me to describe it is a lima bean casserole with tomato sauce and feta. more…
Red Sauce

Red Sauce

You know with all this food blogging and the quest to find something new and exciting, I tend to forget about the basics that make everyone happy.  I mean the pasta with pancetta and chick peas was awesome, and so was the cauliflower ravioli, but what about the lowly red sauce? While shopping last week, […] more…
Roasted beets with feta cheese and balsamic syrup

Roasted beets with feta cheese and balsamic syrup

Who doesn’t like purple food? Well for one, Nicole won’t like this post since she hates beets with a passion. Thinks they taste like dirt. Me, I love ’em. I’m pretty sure I ate dirt as a kid, and let me tell you beets taste nothing like it. This snack started out as a cool […] more…
Engineering Weeknight Meals

Engineering Weeknight Meals

What does a foodie do for something quick and healthy at 8:00 on a "school night"? more…
Short ribs and mushroom polenta

Short ribs and mushroom polenta

You've got to admit that when it comes to tender beefiness, short ribs rock the house. more…
Bloody Manny

Bloody Manny

Anyone who knows me understands how much of a staple Bloody Marys are in my drinking repertoire. Hell, it's my basic nutrition when in Vegas. more…

Season 1 – Episode 8b: Baked Falafel Burgers

I took a fair bit of liberty here with the definition, so lets just say its a flat baked falafel like thing. more…
Pasta with Chickpeas, Mint and Pork Broth

Pasta with Chickpeas, Mint and Pork Broth

Here is another recipe inspired from of our local favorite restaurants, “The Cookery”, and is a nice diversion from your typical red sauce. I am not sure which part of Italy this dish heralds but it certainly isn’t something you’d find in your local pizza joint. Lately we seem to be on a chickpea roll […] more…

Season 1 – Episode 8a: Hummus

Holy crap, it’s been so long since the last episode I almost forgot how to make one.   Episode 7b, entitled “Street Meat” was completed close to 3 months ago and while I have a lot going on in my life, I have to admit that procrastination had a fair amount to do with the delay.  Luckily, […] more…
Another week, another photo assignment

Another week, another photo assignment

You’ll notice a trend in my photo assignments. I spend very little time on the prep and rely on fruit, olives, booze and bread as my subject. Here is my thinking: if I’m gonna spend a lot of time cooking, I want to eat it — not play with it for an hour shooting like […] more…
Limon

Limon

It's been a tough road, but I've finally located the elusive fruit used to make 7-Up. more…
Wine, figs, cheese

Wine, figs, cheese

I have been jonesing to get one of my food pictures posted on Foodgawker or Tastespotting for a while now, but alas my mad skillz in photography (or staging)  have been lacking.  Their typical response:  lighting issues or poor focus (or both).  So I did what any techhead worth his own salt would do, I […] more…
Frank’s BBQ Sauce

Frank’s BBQ Sauce

At the first annual That Jew’s summer pig roast, there was only one choice for the BBQ sauce: Frank’s tried and true.  I qualified the pig roast as happening in the summer because we may need to have another this fall! Frank’s recipe starts with a foundation, and he doctors it up further depending on […] more…
Here piggy, piggy…

Here piggy, piggy…

How do you improve a day grilling hamburgers and hotdogs?  Easy, just add pig.  30  pounds of pig on a spit to be exact! This was our first pig roast so we decided to start small, and 30 pounds is really small (for a pig). After some research, I found a good guide from J. […] more…
Banh Mi

Banh Mi

"Bun me". I pretend that I am in Vegas at the blackjack table. "Bun me" (now where is that girl with my vodka tonic!) more…

You vs. Jew: Sunday Gravy

If y’all recall, I had to settle some trash talk about my gravy making abilities.  During Superbowl 2010 the 3 families came together to settle things and Gina, Frank and I cooked our faces off. In the end, we determined the best gravy was a melange of all three (OK, enough of the politically correct […] more…
Cauliflower Ravioli

Cauliflower Ravioli

I had an appetizer that blew my mind: cauliflower ravioli. Why did it blow my mind? Because there is no good reason I would order a dish with no meat, I just felt like being different one day. Cauliflower, and no animal product? No way, not me. more…
That Shiksa Can Bake – Baked Apple French Toast

That Shiksa Can Bake – Baked Apple French Toast

Nikki is on a roll with breakfast! When we eventually open up our bed and breakfast, we'll be serving baked french toast often. more…
My Big Fat Greek Lamburger

My Big Fat Greek Lamburger

Last week Nicole and I watched a Bobby Flay Throwdown episode for burgers. Bobby’s competitor, Susan Mello, put together a Greek lamb burger that Nic really wanted to try. Rather than retype and plagiarize the whole recipe, here is the direct link: Susan Mello’s Lamburger recipe So what was the verdict? It was OK. Just […] more…
That Shiksa Can Bake – Spinach, Mushroom and Feta Quiche

That Shiksa Can Bake – Spinach, Mushroom and Feta Quiche

Real men DO eat quiche! Especially when Nikki makes it for them. more…
Spinach Pie

Spinach Pie

I love spinach pie. Let me say that again, so it sinks in: I love spinach pie. Spinach pie has been a staple at our shindigs for so long that we needed to take a break — hence the recent fascination with kale! Now that our poor pie recipe has been in hibernation for several […] more…
You vs. Jew: Street Meat Throwdown

You vs. Jew: Street Meat Throwdown

This is the second of the our virtual throwdown submissions, hopefully we’ll get some more voting action than our first round. Jeannine S. submitted the following scrumptious looking street meat: …and here is Andy’s entry: I wish I had a better picture, all the rest of ’em look unfocused. Maybe it’s time to make it […] more…
Season 1 – Episode 7b: Street Meat

Season 1 – Episode 7b: Street Meat

"Street Meat" is the result of my two month quest to try and replicate the Halal carts common in NYC. more…

Season 1 – Episode 7a: Tzaziki

Tzaziki is so easy to make, it surprises me how few times I’ve seen it outside of a Greek restaurant. A super refreshing combination of yogurt, cucumbers, garlic and dill and all of a sudden it’s a party! I went to Greece a while ago, and between the tzaziki, Greek salad, and giant beans I […] more…
Chicken and Broccoli Teriyaki Burger

Chicken and Broccoli Teriyaki Burger

Sometimes simple is satisfying. A few years ago I was inspired to make some crazy burgers. If you can make a veggie burger, why not try to make other fun burgers that contained all the ingredients? The real benefit here would be freezing them for a quick weekday meal. Like say, a chili burger where […] more…
Ceviche

Ceviche

There’s plenty of fish in the sea, but not enough in my glass! more…
Season 1 – Episode 6: Refrigerator Pickles

Season 1 – Episode 6: Refrigerator Pickles

While making the broth and matzoh balls for episode 5, I had some free time and whipped out a really quick video on how to make fridge pickles (no canning experience necessary). Besides, it’s burger season and I was running a little low on my pickle stash. These aren’t like the sour or half-sour pickles […] more…
Season 1 – Episode 5: Matzoh Ball Soup

Season 1 – Episode 5: Matzoh Ball Soup

Here it is, a long time in coming and just in time for Passover — our Matzoh Ball Soup episode; which happens to be our first foray into some Jewish fare.  There are very few Jewish dishes that the general public know (or like), except for MBS.  This recipe I borrowed online a few years […] more…
Greek Salad

Greek Salad

Nicole's greek salad. more…
Season 1 – Episode 4: Super Sunday Gravy Throwdown

Season 1 – Episode 4: Super Sunday Gravy Throwdown

There is really no such thing as too much meat! more…
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