Pasta + Grains + Dumplings

Matzo Balls

Matzo Balls

A staple on Passover these dumplings belong in a bowl of Bubbies Chicken Soup. Matzo balls should be light and fluffy throughout the entire dumpling.  If you don’t cook them long enough or mess with the batter too much before cooking they end up as 

Chili Mac

Chili Mac

A quick, easy, inexpensive one-pot dinner. This makes great leftovers and transports well in a thermos for school lunch. It is reminiscent of hamburger helper, but from scratch and I can even pronounce all of the ingredients.  This is a very flexible recipe that allows 

Lasagna

Lasagna

If there is only one food that you would eat for the rest of your life, my son would choose this.  Lasagna is by far his most favorite food on the planet.  This recipe does take a bit to put together, but it freezes well 

Zesty Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Zesty Black Bean Quinoa Salad

This is a great recipe to use up some of that produce from your summer garden. Want to sneak in some yellow squash or zucchini, done.  Realize that your cilantro bolted so you sub out parsley, done (that may or may not have happened, I 

Quinoa – Stovetop vs. Instant Pot

Quinoa – Stovetop vs. Instant Pot

Quinoa is a versatile pseudo grain (It is actually a seed, but most people eat it like a grain).  Quinoa is high in protein and one of the few plant sources that contains all 9 essential amino acids (the precursors to proteins that humans need