family recipe

Honestly The Best BBQ Ribs

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on May 29, 2013

in family recipe, grilling, pork

My early childhood is peppered with memories of spending time with my grandpa Bernie, who we lovingly called Papa. He was insufferably funny, and did goofy things with me like painting my nails each a different color, letting me try all of my grandma’s perfume, and making ridiculous jokes that my four-year-old brain thought were […]


Grandma’s Jewish Rye Bread

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on March 28, 2013

in Baking, bread, family recipe

I cannot believe that it’s been a week since my last post. Time sure flies when I’m on Spring Break! Since Adam and I didn’t travel anywhere this break, It’s been a break full of cleaning, crafting, and cooking. In the first bit of cleaning, I found a little folder full of my grandma’s recipes […]


Mom’s Perfect Roast

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on February 14, 2013

in beef, family recipe, simple recipe

So many times over the course of the last few years, I’ve tried to duplicate recipes that I remember from growing up. Many times, I end up calling my mom and finding out after the fact, what exactly I did differently. For as long as I can remember, any time I have something that resembles […]


Brussels Sprouts Afelia

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on April 20, 2012

in family, family recipe, simple recipe, vegetables, vegetarian

Anyone who’s ever dined at a restaurant with my family and I has experienced the fine art that is “ingredient and recipe figuring outing”. My mom and I are particularly intense at this, and have been able to successfully identify some of the most obscure ingredients in some of the most delicious foods. Think the […]


Easy Throw-Together Pasta Sauce

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on February 21, 2012

in chicken/turkey, family recipe, Italian, simple recipe, South Beach Diet

I can’t be the only one that has a “thing” for good pasta sauce. I’m not talking about a “oh, yeah, I like pasta sauce”, but more of a “I can eat bowls of pasta sauce like soup and just forget the pasta” kind of “thing.” Oh, I’m alone there? Well, it started innocently. I […]