Savory Vegetable Kugel

A few months ago The Fella and I were visiting my Cousin and her family for dinner.  My Cousin served a vegetable and potato kugel as a side dish.  Unbelievably, I had never had kugel before.  I fell in L-O-V-E with this kugel.  My cousin was so nonchalant.  Kugel was nothing special, an everyday dish in her mind.  But to me, a new delight had been discovered!  She shared her recipe with me which is really a recipe for potato kugel with vegetables substituting some of the potatoes.  I adapted her recipe to use sweet potatoes in place of white potatoes, but I kept the basic structure of her recipe the same.  I also did a little research on kugel and found that savory is not the traditional vibe for kugel.  Most kugels seem to be made with noodles and fruit.  I’m not sure how I feel about that.  I may have to taste a noodle kugel before I try making it myself.

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Whiteout Pizzas

Before I began my whiteout adventure, The Fella and I made pizza often.  We usually used a variety of ready-made (white) dough, anything from Alesci’s (the best!), to Trader Joe’s pesto dough, to the stuff that comes in a cylinder next to the crescent rolls at the supermarket.  When it comes to homemade pizza, I’ve always been more about the toppings than the dough.  Tonight was my second time making pizza with whole grain dough.  Last time we used a dry mix purchased from the supermarket.  It took a few hours to rise and tasted very good.  This time we used Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat pizza dough.  It was kinda tough and chewy with so-so flavor.  I won’t be getting it again.  I  have been meaning to try making whole wheat pizza dough from scratch.  When I find a recipe that I like I’ll link to it on this site.

Green Pizza

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