Matzo Brei

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Happy Passover!

I love Matzo Brei.  We eat it year round and it is a go-to breakfast for me.  Though I have been a little afraid to post this recipe.  I have learned that there are literally hundreds of ways to make matzo brei and people have very strong opinions that their way of making it is correct.

This is the way my husband makes it and so this is the way I know and I think is correct.  Though even he has a few variations:  add in fried onions (mmm), douse with jam (meh I like mine savory, not sweet), use everything matzo for added flavor. Some people put cinnamon and sugar on it, some people serve it with syrup, and some serve it with sour cream and applesauce.

And then there are differences in ways of cooking it.  We serve it more like a scramble but I have heard of making it like a big pancake or an omelet.  And some people don’t even break up the matzo and treat it more like french toast with milk and vanilla mixed in with the egg.

So basically you can make matzo brei to suit your taste and desires.

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Soft Pretzel Bites

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I love soft pretzels.  Going to the mall and the smell of the pretzel place hits you and mmmm I am hungry.  I like the buttery salty ones and I love the cinnamon and sugar ones.

So I have tried many different recipes to make delicious soft pretzel bites at home.  Some I have found to be too sweet, some too roll-like, but these are pretty close to perfect.

My recipe is for basic salted ones (better than at the movies, my husband says).  If you would like to make cinnamon and sugar pretzel bites follow this recipe up through the egg wash.  Just don’t put salt on them.  When they come out of the oven brush the pretzels with melted butter and roll in cinnamon and sugar.  Equally as delicious.

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French Toast

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This is not fancy French toast.  This isn’t really a recipe but more a collection of guidelines.

Some mornings you just want the basics.  Some mornings I want vanilla almond crusted French toast and died in chocolate chips.  But some mornings I want simple delicious French toast like my mom used to make.

I used leftover Italian bread though to be more accurate to my memory it should have been sliced white bread. Or, you know, use whatever you have on hand.  This is not fancy French toast.  It is easy and delicious French toast.

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