Sharing today’s guest post is Amy Kritzer, of What Jew Wanna Eat. Amy is a super prolific blogger who shares amazing recipes inspired by Jewish cuisine. A fellow former Northeasterner, Amy is one of the few Austinites I know that can truly understand my love for really good bread. Rye, hard rolls, bagels?! They just aren’t the same down here. Amy knows. I’m excited to have her sharing one of her delicious treats with you here on Mary Makes Dinner. Thanks, Amy!
Hey there Mary Makes Dinner readers! I’m Amy and I blog over at What Jew Wanna Eat, where I share modernized Jewish recipes and entertaining anecdotes. You don’t have to be Jewish to stop by, just love good food!
I’m excited to be guest posting for Mary today as she is busy doing her Mom thing! I love cooking all sorts of recipes, but my favorite just may be comfort food. Food that evokes memories for me such as growing up slaving away over my matzah ball soup for a sick friend, or baking my Bubbe’s famous brownies with her as a child. But I think my favorite comfort food is nachos.
Cheesy, hearty and totally satisfying. I would make them for my little brother when he came home from a late night of, er, studying in high school. He claimed they were the best nachos EVER! My secret is to layer the cheese so there is some in every bite. Even to this day, when he visits me in Austin he requests just nachos, despite my culinary school training. Oh well.
But these aren’t your average ‘chos! I took some of my favorite Middle Eastern flavors and turned my go to snack into something even better. Homemade pita chips with za’atar, Israeli salad and tahini tzatziki. Oh my, these are good. Check out the full recipe for Middle Eastern Nachos on What Jew Wanna Eat!
Amy Kritzer is a writer, recipe developer, cooking teacher and founder of the cooking blog What Jew Wanna Eat. What Jew Wanna Eat provides traditional Jewish recipes with a modern twist in ingredients and style such as her popular Mexican Potato Latkes or Nutella Rugelach. Her recipes and writing have been featured in numerous publications and websites including The Today Show, Cosmopolitan and Bon Appetit and in 2012 she was a finalist in Daily Candy’s Start Small Go Big small business competition. In her spare time, Amy enjoys crafts, theme parties and cowboys. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram and purchase from her new product line on Etsy.