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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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Passover Rolls - Pesach Rolls - Passover Recipe

If you celebrate Passover (Pesach) then you know that we eat unleavened bread and nothing with yeast for the week. We eat Matzo (matzah) instead. This recipe will please those at your Seder table with something out of the ordinary and unexpected for this occasion.

My sister gave me this recipe 32 years ago.
I will post pictures of these fantastic rolls when I make them next week for our Seder.


  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 Cups Matzo Meal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Splenda Sugar Substitute (or white sugar if you prefer)
  • 4 eggs

    You will need two cookie sheets or one large sheet pan.

Here's how you do it...
  1. Put the water and canola oil in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. In medium bowl blend the Matzo Meal, salt, and Splenda Sugar Substitute (or sugar)
  3. Stir in the now boiling water & oil to the dry ingredients in the bowl.
  4. Briskly whisk in the 4 eggs .
  5. Allow the mixture to rest for 15 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  7. Prepare two cookie sheets by oiling them with your hands. (your hands need to be oily)
  8. With oiled hands roll small balls (large walnut size) and place on cookie sheets 2 inches apart.
  9. Bake at 375F oven for 50 minutes.


HarpoRose said...

I want to make your passover rolls, and my goal is to have something big enough to house a burger patty. How big will lthe walnut-size balls be after baking? If too small, how can I best make larger rolls?

The Balaboosta said...

Dear HarpoRose
The rolls don't get very big so if you intend on using them for burgers, make them bigger and also I would flatten some.
Thanks for your comment and let me know how it works for you.
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