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Recipes starting with S

Sweet Potato Casserole

Recipe contributed in honor of Martha Harris

by Claudia Sherman


Martha Harris was my mother. Although she died in 1972 at only 48 years of age, her influence is strong in her daughters. As active-duty U.S. Air Force family, my Mom often invited young Jewish servicemen and their wives (if they were married) to our house for holiday meals. Sweet potato casserole was one of her often prepared side dishes, and everybody loved it! As my sisters and I grew up and married, we enjoyed cooking and baking just about anything our Mom used to make. It was a way of "getting in touch" with her. I've tried many sweet potato recipes over the years, but they all remind me of my Mom.

Spaghetti Bolognese

Recipe in memory of Ilene Klein        

Recipe contribution from Susie Silverman            

It isn’t that the sauce is so special (although it is very good) but that I still have this recipe in my recipe book and that it was written by “Lenie” on the back of some scrap paper. Just seeing her handwriting brings back so many memories of her and what an exceptional cook she was.

Salmon and Spaghetti

Recipe contributed in honor of Dory Gerber

by Judith Feigin, Gary Gerber, & Lauren Feigin


Unfortunately, although we all remember wonderful things Mom/Nana made for us, we don’t have many of the original recipes.  This is one we do have and in her handwriting too.  It was an entrée that was served for Break-the-Fast and sometimes for a light, hot weather meal.    

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Recipe contributed in honor of Molly Noodell by Maxine Noodell


My mother-inlaw, Molly Noodell, worked hard all her life. This was her only written down recipe as she cooked everything from just know-how.  This is one of my husband's favorite meals. She made it just for him and passed it on to me.

Standing Rib Roast

Recipe contributed in honor of Howard D. Vann

by Judy Vann


I prepared this fine entree for my darling husband for 47 years.  It was his favorite.  I served it on special occasions, which could have been any day with Howard.  In keeping with his unique personality, I served my standing rib roast "rare". 


Recipe contributed in honor of Ida Sacks, by Shayna Sacks

All I can say is that the woman was the best cook I have ever known. Shabbat dinners at her house every week. Baking and cooking constantly for us, and for others. I can say I honestly don't remember her not being in a kitchen somewhere. She had a full kitchen with an additional full kitchen in the basement. Not to mention the countless hours she spent with the Beth Israel Sisterhood. Although I didn't realize it at the time, I was truly her princess, and I now realize that she was the queen of my world. I just wish I would have realized that before she left this earth. Not a day goes by that I don't think of her, knowing she is with me every step of the way. I can only somehow hope that these recipes serve as her legacy to all Jewish kitchens everywhere. She was truly a gift to all who knew her!  I love you Bubbie, Your Shayna "madel"


Recipe contributed in honor of Audrey Kirshenbaum

by Kim Znamancek & Kate Kirshenbaum


Audrey was a great cook and these are two of the family favorites. She especially loved making sweets and this strudel was always delicious. We especially remember visiting in Palm Springs. There would always be a large bowl of chopped liver in the refrigerator and we would enjoy for our entire visit. We still think it was the best choppe liver we have ever tasted! 

Spaghetti Sauce

Recipe contributed in honor of Steve Simon by Kathy Simon


Steve was an avid tennis player, and when he bought his first Fila tennis outfit, he was beyond thrilled. I had trouble getting the lid off the pot of sauce, so I asked for help. Steve tried and had trouble too so he took the pot outside and banged it on the ground. The red sauce flew all over the place and ruined his first Fila outfit!

Spinach Pie

Recipe contributed by Andrea Siegel

Spinach-Parmesan Souffles

Recipe contributed by Deenie Meyerson


For all of the loved ones that I miss everyday!

Sugar Crisps

Recipe contributed in honor of Grandmother Mabel Saunders

by Tina Meyers


Growing up, whenever we would go to visit my Grandparents, these cookies were always in my Grandma's cookie jar.  They were my favorite cookie then and they are still my favorite today!  They remind me of my Grandma Mabel and what a great cook she was.  It's kind of strange to actually list out the ingredients with the measurements, because she always told me "good cooks don't need to measure"! 

Salmon Souffle

Recipe contributed in honor of Ruth Liebenstein

by Iris Ricks


When I was growing up, we always had a couple of milchik (dairy) suppers during the week.

This salmon soufflé is one the favorite things my mother used to make for those evenings.  My mother didn't love to cook but whatever she made was delicious!

Scrumptious Brisket

Recipe contributed in honor of Bernice Susskind

by Sandra Block-Brezner


This recipe honors my mother Bernice Susskind, and Rebbitzin of Rabbi David J. Susskind of St. Petersburg, FL, both of blessed memory. She always made this brisket for holidays and special occasions. I have continued that tradition with my family and friends, including sharing it with Lois Linder, mother of Rabbi Eric Linder. She asked that I share this with you.

Special Cheese Pasta

Recipe contributed in honor of Hermene Zweiback by Rosie Zweiback

My mother Hermene Zweiback LOVED great food and she used to make this.  I think she found the recipe in the World Herald.  When I was newly married, I didn't know how to cook much at all and she sent this recipe to me. It was fool proof and a huge hit.  The night I went into labor with my first child, our daughter Grace, I made this dish not realizing that I wasn't going to get to eat it.  Just as my husband and I sat down to dinner, my contractions started and we went to the hospital. All of our kids love this dish but it has always been Grace's favorite.  In fact, she named it.  We are convinced she loves it because she caught a whiff of it in our kitchen right before she was born.  That garlic and basil combination is mighty powerful.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Recipe contributed in honor of Idell Wasserman Rodin by Lois "Ducky" Milder

The aroma of this coffee cake reminds me of the man Jewish Federation meethings and Hadassah Business and Professional Women's gatherings at the home of my parents, David and Idell Rodin, in Sioux City, Iowa.  I feel so grateful to my mother and Dad, who were warm and welcoming hosts, for their participation in both Jewish and community life.  Sioux City was once a vibrant Jewish community.  The aroma of baking this cake permeates still in our home today, bringing back treasured memories.