Savory Noodle Kugel

Throughout my life, I have always looked forward to noodle kugel. I love the crunchy noodles that toast up on top. For many years, I would only eat the crunchy noodles, decimating the kugel for anyone else who cared to enjoy it. Now, I like the whole thing, but the crunchy noodles and the sweet onions are still my favorites. To make this kugel, dice 2 onions. Heat 1-2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a pan, and fry the onions … Continue reading

Cuban Feast, Continued

Although you can’t have a Cuban feast without black beans, there are also other important components of the meal to consider. Rice and chicken are essential, and fried plantains make for a sweet palate cleanser. I swapped the plantains with baked sweet potatoes because I had them on hand. Once the necessary elements have been prepared, load up your plate and fill your belly! Start by preparing the chicken. Get a smaller 3 to 3.5 pound chicken, and spatchcock it. … Continue reading

Cuban Black Beans

If there is one thing David misses about Miami, it’s the abundance of Cuban fast food restaurants. I have also given in to their deliciousness. Flavorful chicken, black beans, rice, and plantains sometimes even find their way into our suitcases and back to DC. To celebrate summer freedom, I tried to recreate the meal at home. And these black beans are worth smuggling over state lines. We ate them as part of our Cuban feast, in breakfast burritos, in dinner … Continue reading