Thanksgiving Traditions -Side Dishes: Wild Rice Casserole

Growing up all the holidays were a chance to have all of the family and relatives together. Thanksgiving was a joyous occasion. As I mentioned in previous posts I was the youngest in my family and all the cousins. Relatives would come up from the Twin Cities to join us. Traditional Foods Aside from theContinue reading “Thanksgiving Traditions -Side Dishes: Wild Rice Casserole”

Recipes for a Cultural Experience—Holiday Dinners: Stuffed Rolled Turkey Breast

The Iron Range in Northern Minnesota where I’m from was a real melting pot of nationalities. There were many people with Italian, Scandinavian, Slavic as well as Eastern European and other backgrounds. Many came to work in the mines. Growing up, my father was a grocer and a butcher. We learned a lot from theContinue reading “Recipes for a Cultural Experience—Holiday Dinners: Stuffed Rolled Turkey Breast”

Noodle Kugel (Luchen Kugel)

Noodle Kugel (Luchen Kugel) is one of the standard traditional recipes in Jewish cooking. It is typically served on holidays or for the Sabbath. It is a dairy recipe so if you keep Kosher, you would have it on a milchik (dairy) night. I make it with just the dairy ingredients. Some people prefer itContinue reading “Noodle Kugel (Luchen Kugel)”


Recipes for a Cultural Experience Jewish Holiday Recipes Growing up in a small town in Northern Minnesota, maintaining a Jewish heritage was a challenge. Food was always the connection that brought us together. My Father had two brothers and all the families as well as my Grandmother were always together for the major holidays. MyContinue reading “Cooking”