One of my mothers best friends was someone she knew since she was I believe 9 or 10 years old.  I have obviously known her since I was born.  She is an extremely thoughtful person.  We have lunch every year on the day my Mom died to celebrate her life.  She always brings something thoughtful.  An old year book, a photo or just something that is a remembrance of the past.

When we moved into a house we built many years ago she brought me a tin and had taped on the front my Grandmothers recipe for mandel bread.  It was in my Grandmothers handwriting.  I have kept it displayed with my cookbooks every since.  Two years ago she brought me a chopped liver recipe in my Mom’s handwriting.  I had it framed.  Every day I walk out of the house I walk by both of those recipes, see their hand writing including the small plaque my Mom gave me that says “never trust a skinny cook”.


Passover is a family holiday and in a salute to my Mom I made her chopped liver.  A decadent treat.

1 lb chicken livers

1 whole Spanish onion thinly sliced

4 tbsp. unsalted butter

4 hard boiled eggs

In a frying pan melt the butter.  Then add the chicken livers until they are browned.  Then add the onions to the chicken livers and saute until everything is browned.  The onions should be caramelized.  Let this cool.

Take the liver mixture and four peeled hard boiled eggs and put them into a food processor.  Chopped until fine.  A few pulses should be all you need.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

We will be serving this with matzah.   Happy Passover.