A Little About Me

New York, New York
As a newly married woman, it has become my mission in life to learn how to cook. Gone are the days of picking up sushi and ordering curries. In order to jump-start my education, I enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education's Fine Cooking I course where I learned the basics, from roasting to boiling to mousse-making (ok, maybe not that basic)! I've attempted to replicate some recipes - somewhat successfully- and create a few of my own. This blog is for friends and foodies and is intended to document my cooking adventures (and occasional fiascoes). Enjoy the pictures and bon appetite!

Friday, September 30, 2011

A Sweet Noodle Kugel for a Sweet Year

One of my favorite dishes to eat at high holiday dinner celebrations has to be noodle kugels! I mean, who doesn't love sweet raisin-studded noodles? Anything sweet is good in my book! Since we spent the first night of Rosh Hashanah at my in-laws, I thought it only appropriate to bring something homemade for the holiday. My noodle kugel came out pretty delicious, even I was surprised. My mom suggested the addition of pineapple which I have to say made the dish even better!
1 12 oz package of egg noodles
1/2 stick butter, melted
1 lb cottage cheese
2 cups sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
6 eggs
3/4 cup raisins
3 pineapple rings, sliced

Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees. While the oven is heating up, place the noodles in salted boiling water for 4 minutes to soften. Drain and set aside.

In a bowl, mix together the eggs, cottage cheese, sour cream, butter, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. It may seem like a lot of wet ingredients, but once you bake the kugel, it won't be so wet.

Pour in the egg noodles and add the raisins and pineapple chunks.

Mix well and pour into a greased 9x13 inch baking dish and bake for about 45 minutes.

You'll know the kugel is ready when the noodles on top start to brown and get crunchy!


  1. I can still remember the smell when it came right out of the oven YUMMMMMMM

  2. TORTURE TORTURE- would love to get a piece of that delicious looking kugel. Too bad the lap tops don't have scratch and sniff !