Monday, November 23, 2009


This Cooper Hawk sat outside my bedroom window for an hour which is very unusual for them. I always feel that this kind of visitation is a reminder how awesome our God is. I took as many pictures as I could through the window, knowing if I opened it, he would fly away.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Here is another family recipe that has been in our family for generations. While most people that I know are eating cornbread stuffing or bread stuffing, we are eating matzo stuffing which can also be called a 'kugel'. I didn't even know that any other stuffing existed until I went out into the world and saw what others made. Even though I do love all types of stuffing or dressing, this remains my very favorite.


1 box of matzo

3 eggs

2 lbs of white button mushrooms

2 or 3 stalks of celery

1 large onion

tons of butter

cut up the mushrooms, celery and onion in pieces about 1"x 1"

take at least 1/4 lb of sweet butter and put in pan and slowly melt - then put the mushrooms,celery and onions in to sweat - not saute.

break up the matzo into pieces - not teeny pieces but about 2 X 3

put them in a large collander and just run water over them to soften a little.

Place the matzo in a bowl -

beat the 3 eggs and put in the matzo

pour the vegetable mixture in the bowl

melt at least 1/4 lb butter again or 1/2 stick of butter and pour over mixture and mix everything together. You want you mixture to be moist but held together.

Put in a buttered casserole dish and bake at 375 until firm and looks cooked to you. DO NOT DRY OUT.

This recipe is just another that should not use any substitutes such as yucky margarine because margarine contains water and just tastes different.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and try it at least once.
Please check out my creamed mushroom dish a few blogs down. Another very old family recipe.

Happy Holidays!!