Thursday, May 31, 2012

Guest Blogger: Fast, Simple and Yummy Recipes

Submitted by Moussia Kohanbash
Moussia lives in Pittsburgh with her husband. In her spare time, she blogs at, all about her busy life cooking super fast and easy meals, traveling the world, and  gaining inspiration from all around to create fashionable, modest and affordable looks.

Fast, Simple, and Yummy
Submitted by Moussia Kohanbash

"Fast, Simple, and Yummy" is the mantra I use when I enter the kitchen. I want good food, and I want it now (the disease of instant gratification.) So for you dear reader I did my research and found the fastest, healthiest and most delicious way to cook your most basic entres that are sure to be palatable to both children and adults: pasta, salmon, chicken, and brisket/french roast. These have been tested and deemed worthy by many a Shabbos guest and so please share them and use them so they may please many taste buds in the future!

Macaroni Muffins

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil - I splurged and use truffle oil and it made SUCH a difference
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. In a small bowl, stir together the bread crumbs, olive oil and salt; set aside. 

  • Cook macaroni and return to the pan; stir in the butter and egg until pasta is evenly coated. Reserve 1/2 cup of sharp Cheddar cheese and stir the remaining Cheddar cheese, milk and mozzarella cheese into the pasta. Spoon into the prepared muffin tin. Sprinkle the reserved cheese and the bread crumb mixture over the tops. 

  • Sprinkle basil and sea/kosher salt for an extra flavor boost

  • Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the topping is nicely browned. Allow the muffins to cool for about ten minutes before removing from the pan. This will allow the cheese to set and they will hold their muffin shape. 

Baked Salmon
Persian Food from the Non-Persian Bride

1 ½ lbs of salmon
spray oil
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp seasoned salt
1/4 tsp salt
1/4  tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder or 3 cloves of minced garlic
3 tbsp of olive oil

Place fish in sprayed pan. Rub fish with seasonings and olive oil. Bake for 25 minutes at 350
Adapted from Quick and Kosher

1 chicken
1 ½ c. honey
½ c. soy sauce
1/4  c. olive oil
2 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper
Mix all and bake at 350 for 1.5 hrs or to your preference making sure to turn over peices to ensure even baking

    French Roast
    4 lbs of brisket or French Roast
    2 onions sliced
    1 bottle of beer (dark)
    3 tbsp of meat tenderizer 
    6 garlic cloves
    3 tbsp of Montreal steak seasoning

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    Fashion-isha said... [Reply to comment]

    Yum Yum and Yum!! But Macaroni muffins are my favorite!! Hope you have a great weekend and a good Shabbos Mimi!!