What is a Balaboosta?
Balaboosta (n.)(bah-lah-b00-sta) A Yiddish term meaning the perfect housewife, homemaker, wonderful mother, cook, and gracious hostess. She does it all and does it well.
I make simple food with easy recipes and I like to try new things. My family and friends love my cooking and always ask me to share, with them, what I know about food, flavor, and technique.

I'm not a professional chef and I've had no formal culinary training. What I know and do in the kitchen comes from three women...Nana, Grandma Della, and Rose, my mom. Each one of them knew more about putting a meal on the table than any fancy chef in a white hat. They were the ultimate Balaboostas.

What I offer you is a lifetime of experience in the kitchen with my compliments and theirs. I hope they'd be proud. I will bring you my recipes as I make them with photos of the actual food I'm preparing. I'm no professional photographer either but I promise, my food will speak for itself in every picture.

The food on my table isn't stacked in a trendy tower.
Instead, my food is stacked with flavor and full of my passion for cooking. So please come in, make yourself comfortable, and enjoy.

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Disclaimer: While most of my recipes are "Jewish Style", I do sometimes cook with pork. This might have been a great disappointment to some but my grandmothers knew that I live in modern world. I light Shabbos candles religiously but I have to admit...I do not keep a Kosher home.

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My Best Deviled Eggs


Ingredients...
  • 12 Hard Boiled Eggs (peeled)
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk (or cream it happens to be in the fridge)
  • 1 Teaspoon Finely Minced Green Onions (Scallions)
  • 1 Teaspoon Parsley Flakes
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Mustard Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Dill
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
Here's How You Do It...
  1. Slice each egg in half, lengthwise
  2. Dump or scoop the yolks into a small bowl.
  3. Using a fork, mash the yolks.
In a separate medium bowl..
  1. Blend together the mayonnaise, milk, minced green onion, parsley flakes, mustard powder, dill, paprika, salt & pepper.
  2. Add the mashed yolks and blend thoroughly.
  3. Put the mixture into a plastic bag.
  4. Snip or cut off the tip of one corner of the bag.
  5. Squeezing down from the top, pipe the egg mixture into each hollow of egg white.
  6. Sprinkle with a little paprika for garnish.
Cover with plastic wrap or in an airtight container and place in refrigerator until ready to serve.

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