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Meat entrees

Mom's Brisket

Recipe in Memory Of Harriet Kutler

Contributor's Name Laura Kutler

I miss all the years of my Mom and I cooking together in her kitchen.

We made the Holiday foods together. I cherish all the memories. Not a day goes by that I don't miss her.

David J. Meyers French-cut Lamb Chops

Recipe in memory of David J. Meyers             

Recipe contribution from Sue Meyers      

This is one of our family's favorite dishes that Dave taught his boys (Jon, Joe & Bill) to make, and we would always request it for family dinners.  Dave loved to cook (especially meat courses) and entertain family and friends, and he kept tweaking and experimenting with this recipe until he perfected it.  Even people who say they don't like lamb, love this lamb!  This recipe personifies Dave Meyers because it's a lot like he was:  simple, honest, straight-forward and made with lots of love!

Cranberry Chicken

Recipe in memory of Lucille Zelinsky

Recipe contribution from Ellen Gordman

My mother, Lucille Zelinsky, was not known for her cooking skills, but rather as a dedicated community volunteer, never saying no to a request for help. She was active in many organizations, including Beth Israel Sisterhood, Jewish Family Service and the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home. For many years, she served anonymously on the Jewish Federation Scholarship Committee. She was a single working mother before that was the norm, becoming a tenured professor of Social Work at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. When considering which recipe to submit, my children, Andie Gordman and Jay Gordman, immediately rejected one of mother’s favorites: Marshmallow Fruit Salad. This salad was grudgingly consumed whenever mother served it, but the recipe is not fit for inclusion in this cookbook. On the other hand, the Cranberry Chicken was eaten with delight and is a recipe Andie and I still cook for company.

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.

Don't Peek Stew

Recipe contributed in honor of Bennett Hornstein

by Nancy Hornstein


Bennett loved to eat this little treasured dish, he loved gourmet foods and so this very easy way to make "Beef Stroganoff" was one of his favorites!!

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". 

Corned Beef Brisket with Sauce

Recipe contributed in honor of Frieda Krizelman

by Shirley Brody


For 40 years Frieda Krizelman was president of Jewish Women International.  She always directed the group to do good things like going to the "Rainbow House" and making potluck.  One member brought this corned beef dish that I liked it so much, I got the recipe. No sooner did I get the recipe, the woman moved out of town. So I had to make it for the potluck parties of Jewish Women International. Frieda Krizelman died a couple years ago, but I shall always remember how she "made me" do this dish.

Greek Chicken

Recipe contributed in honor of Marian Bookey

by Andi Kavich


Marian Bookey (my mother) was a wonderful cook. She made many dishes that were "taste" as you go. Her holiska's (spelling) were the best.  They were a little of this and a little of that. I was lucky to have her in my life for 64 years she is dearly missed.

Chicken and Rice

Recipe contributed in honor of Sara Harding by Babe Nogg  

Cousin Sara Harding was a great cook. My family loves it. It's a must when they visit!!

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!

Glazed Lamb Chops

Recipe contributed in honor of Bess Trustin

by Barbara Taxman 


Bess Trustin- my mother was a very busy lady. She kept to the books for my Dad's business, and was on many boards & president of Sisterhood a couple of times. When she did cook, it was always an attractive plate. I remember loving these lamb chops.


Recipe contributed in honor of Elly Silverman and Liz Feinman


by Mimi Silverman

My mother is a terrible cook.  She never used an onion. Her idea of chicken was chicken with paprika in the oven.  Meatballs were meat (no spices) What she lacked in the kitchen she overcame with her shopping abilities. My mother in law is a great cook.  This is her recipe.  Comfort food at its best.  I'm blessed to have them both in my life but, both live far away and I miss having them close by.


Recipe contributed in honor of Ruth Liebenstein

by Iris Ricks


When I told my daughter about this cookbook, she said, "You have to put in Grandma Ruth's recipe for Chicken Cacciatore.  I have such great memories of that dish whenever we went to Chicago to visit Grandma and Grandpa.  I didn't really like the chicken so much but loved the memory of her making it".  My son, on the other hand, really loved this dish!  When I searched my mother's recipe box, I found this recipe but it was just called Chicken.

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.