Topic-Changing Thursdays: Family Meal with Matzo Ball Soup

Last month K had to do a work trip. Since I knew about it ahead of time I asked my dad and M if they wanted to come hang with me and the kiddos to help out. Sure enough, they were able to come and we got almost a week with them! It was great. One of the nights they wanted to make matzo ball soup using M’s family recipe. The Fudgelet was super excited to help make the matzo balls. They started the soup in the morning and then after the Fudgelet had school, they made the balls. He couldn’t roll them into balls but did the scooping and filling. Earlier in the day I had the realization that I could contribute, too! I had made challah bread the previous month and it made two loaves, so I had frozen one. This was the perfect time to pull it out and share.

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Bread in a Bag

I’ve been following lots of people on Instagram. Some for beauty and makeup, some for cooking, some for mom/kid ideas…and one of my favorites is @BusyToddler. She has great ideas that are interesting and simple. Today’s activity/recipe comes from her.

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Herbed Yorkshire Pudding

I had saved this recipe to make and I wasn’t really sure what these would be like, but we ended up enjoying them. I was curious how they related to popovers and apparently are almost identical depending on your recipes. From what I could gather, this tends to be the savory version of a popover. But I’m sure I’m wrong on some level there, too. That was my best interpretation, in case you’ve made popovers before. I liked that I didn’t need a special pan or special ingredients. Everything was stuff I have on hand, and you could mix up the herbs.

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Flaky Pull-Apart Rolls

It is May and I am still sharing stuff from Thanksgiving of 2017. Forgive me? I mean, it’s not like you can’t have rolls all year long. We have had these outside of Thanksgiving, too. I really like how easy this recipe is and it is pre-buttered. The salt in the dough and on top really brings out the buttery flavor, too. These are a new favorite roll recipe for me.

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Never-Fail Biscuits (Two-Ingredients)

Do you have a toddler and a newborn and need a quick recipe for biscuits that you can make in the time it takes to preheat the oven? And that includes dealing with a tantrum during the middle? Well, I have a recipe for you. And even if you don’t, and you just want easy biscuits that are buttery and delicious, this is a recipe for you. This is different from my other biscuit recipe which I still love. That one is flaky, while these are more rustic and crumbly. It depends on the type of biscuit you are in the mood for…and also how much time you have.

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Mixed Bag Mondays: Doughy Issues

Working with dough can be very hit or miss for me. Sometimes I get great results, and most times I feel like I have failures. It’s hard to tell how much is me and how much is a fault of the recipes. Regardless, I keep looking for and trying new recipes because I hope to improve my own skills. I had never made grilled pizza before, although I have made scallion pancakes.

I need to pull out my old recipe for the pancakes, because, well, let’s start there…

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My Best Biscuits Yet

I always struggle so much with bread recipes, so anytime I find a recipe that works, I get so excited! I made this one twice within a week, and the second time was the night before we left for our Maryland trip. I figured they would be good the next day for breakfast, too. I have tried so many biscuit recipes with fancy steps and not had them work. I’ve also had luck with this recipe, but actually, today’s recipe might trump that one. That one is still good for the cheddar flavor. These technically have cheese in them, but it isn’t super noticeable. These biscuits are so fluffy inside while getting super tall and browning more evenly. They also don’t have a strong baking powder flavor like many recipes I’ve tried.

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