family recipe

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 […]


Old-School Cooking: Grandma’s Salami

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on January 16, 2013

in beef, family

I have two very distinct sets of food memories. Set one (the much larger set) is that of my family when I was growing up. I’ve talked about this memory set many many times here, and it’s one of the primary reasons that I love to cook, fun food experiences, and cooking for others. Set […]


Grecian Delight

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on April 4, 2011

in chicken/turkey, family recipe, simple recipe

Hanging out with my friend Ericka for the last week brought back some hilarious memories from college, most of which caused ridiculous bouts of giggles even now. We reminisced about how, even back in those days, I hated to do dishes. I always loved to cook and make messes, but the cleaning up? No thank […]


Jewish Penicillin

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on January 24, 2011

in chicken/turkey, family recipe

There is one thing and one thing ONLY that can make a cold go away quickly. It can’t be purchased at any normal store, nor is it a quick fix… but I promise. It works. It’s something that goes back generations, and I can guarantee you that most Jewish women have a pot that’s specifically […]