My latke recipe

Chanukah starts on December 11th, and I wanted to share my latke recipe. I make this latke recipe every year, it is out of a Jewish cookbook that my mother in law gave me. They are delicious! I always serve them with applesauce (from scratch of course, extra cinnamon) and sour cream. SO yummy. Happy Chanukah!


We had a great, mellow, relaxing Thanksgiving at the Dwyers in Granite Bay. We hardly cooked, but enjoyed delicious faire none-the-less. We took a walk by Lake Folsom, and then snacked and drank wine until dinner. After dinner everyone watched “Angels and Demons”, and I promptly took a nap in the lounge chair. Too much turkey? I was clearly very relaxed.I hope everyone had a great turkey day!

Amanda and Jon in Nor Cal

We went to Berkeley last weekend to catch “Amanda and Jon on tour” of Northern Cali. We had a fabulous lunch on College Ave and then walked to Telegraph to wander around. Jon wanted to pet a hippie, and Amanda wanted to show us the joys of afternoon vodka-red bulls at a local bar. Needless to say, we had a blast. We went to Wes and Mary’s to stay that night, and had a fabulous birthday party for Amanda. Wes and Mary made 6 different kinds of gourmet pizzas, (special cheeses, sauces, fancy meats, etc) with 6 different wine pairings for each pizza. It was more than a meal, it was an experience! We polished off the night with a home-made cake from Mary, and some silly party games. Great company and a great visit. We miss Amanda and Jon a lot and wish they lived closer so fun times like these could be had more often.

Kammans fall t.v. recommendations

How I Met Your Mother


Sol and I just started watching this show last season, and we officially considered it a “best kept secret” because it is HIL-ARIOUS, and doesn’t get enough credit. Come on, NPH? Jason Segal? Allison Hannigan? Since then we have caught up on most of the old stuff. It has great writing and very smart, quotable jokes. Mondays on CBS.

The Office

This one has been a favorite of ours for a long time, but it is a show that consistently grows funnier and funnier every week. Sometimes it is so awkward I literally have to look away! I love it! Thursdays on NBC


I have been a Joel McHale fan for a long time, and this new comedy doesn’t let you down. It might also be funny to me because I am taking community college classes now (for the first time in my life) and some of the situations are all too familiar…. Thursdays on NBC

The Big Bang Theory

This show is brilliant. They must have a team of comedians working around the clock with a team of scientists to come up with the script for this show, it is extremely clever and hilarious. Monday nights on CBS.

Project Runway (Brittany’s pick)

There is really nothing that I don’t love about this show…the season just ended and I will be patiently awaiting the next season. The designers on this installment were the most talented they have found so far! Wednesdays on Lifetime.

Top Chef (Brittany’s pick)


Love, love, love it! Padma, delicious stuff I can’t pronounce, faux -hawks galore, and inevitably SOMETHING wrapped in bacon… (bacon always wins!) This show makes me want to eat the t.v. Bravo Wednesday nights.

Top Gear (Sol’s pick)

Silly Englishmen? Awesome cars? Ridiculous stunts? Sol is sold!