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Dairy Free Green Bean Casserole

Dairy Free Green Bean Casserole is made without milk is nice to eat throughout the year but is especially popular during Thanksgiving and for the holidays. Green bean casserole was created in 1955 by the Campbell Soup Company and was originally called “Green Bean Bake.”  The idea was “to create a quick and easy recipe …

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Apple Spinach Salad with Nuts and Cranberries

This Apple Spinach Salad is perfect for any autumn day and especially Thanksgiving! Serve on its own or as a starter to your Thanksgiving feast. Apples are both an iconic part of American culture and the fall.  While only crab apples are originally native to America soon after settlers planted seeds they brought with them …

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Green Beans with Almonds and Cranberries

Green beans, almonds, and cranberries makes a great light side dish and a snap to put together while adding both flavor and color to your table. Serve alongside chicken during the week and Turkey on Thanksgiving! And don’t forget the mashed potatoes. The first time I had green beans with almonds and cranberries for Thanksgiving …

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Dairy Free Pumpkin Muffins

These dairy free pumpkin muffins are moist and topped with a cinnamon and brown sugar strussel topped with a drizzle of maple icing.  They are the perfect touch to your fall morning. After moving to Israel I become terribly homesick every autumn.  I become miserable knowing that I’m missing the leaves turning and the pumpkin …

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Sweet Cornbread Muffins

Sweet cornbread muffins are the Northern counterpart of Southern savory cornbread muffins.  While not as popular as those in the South, these sweet cornbread muffins can still be enjoyed all year round.  Sweet cornbread muffins are the state muffin of Massachusetts. Since they are a staple of New England cooking, school children petitioned and the …

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Kasha Varnishkes

Kasha varnishkes, or kasha varnishka is my family calls them, is a staple in Jewish-Ashkenazi cuisine. This dish is one of the many Jewish comfort foods that exist in both Ashkenazi and Sphardic cuisine. Originally, kasha varnishkes was made with homemade egg noodles and may have been stuffed with kasha (buckwheat groats). In fact, varnishkes may …

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Dairy Free Alfredo Sauce

This dairy free Alfredo sauce is made without milk, without butter, without cheese, and without cream. Instead it uses coconut milk and almond cooking milk to get it’s creaminess. Fettuccine Alfredo is a beloved Italian-American dish. It’s actually a richer version of the Italian fettuccine al burro. Fettuccine al burro, meaning fettuccine with butter, is …

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Maryland Fried Chicken

Maryland Fried Chicken is juicy and tender, due to being fried and steamed, and is smothered in white gravy and served with mashed potatoes. Maryland fried chicken is a beloved dish of the state. They say every family Maryland has their own heirloom and it’s a regional specialty in Eastern Shore restaurants. Like Southern Fried Chicken, this …

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