I’m seriously in love with Challah, and my husband encourages this affair. What’s not to love? It tastes so good, and (pardon me while I become a kitchen nerd here) I can use my oven’s proofing function. It took some tweaking of several other recipes to come up with a version I liked, and this it. Always a hit.

Brussels Sprouts with Peanut Sauce

Brussels Sprouts with Peanut Sauce is a vegetarian fusion of cuisine and memory with a non-vegetarian option. It took a roundabout path to arrive here—halfway around the world and back in time.

Cherry Grape Marinara

Who likes ease and options? Our garden harvest of tomatoes led to this marinara, which incorporates ingredients from Leek and Spinach Stuffed Bread: leek, garlic, spinach and an Italilan-inspired blend of herbs and spices.