My Mama’s Savory Braised Brisket

This wonderfully savory and tender brisket was unplanned. I was browsing the aisles at Trader Joe’s and realized that they stock a much larger selection of meats than I’d ever noticed before. I saw lamb legs, pork loins, all types of roasts, and then I saw it. A brisket. Into my cart it went, mostly out of nostalgia but also because I’ve been wanting to cook a big hunk of beef. I immediately called my mom to share my discovery … Continue reading

Holiday Times and New Year Celebrations

I hope everyone had wonderful holidays! The last night of Hanukkah is always my favorite because the menorah is so beautiful. As a kid, my two sisters and I would take turns lighting the menorah each night. Normal children fight to go first, but not me. I’d figure out which rotation would allow me to light the menorah on the last night with the most candles, and they never figured out my plan. Now I play that trick on David … Continue reading