By Ken Metz


One 16OZ package wide egg noodles
One cube (stick) butter
One cup raisins or craisins
One Tablespoon cinnamon
One and a half cups sugar or a little less if desired
Three eggs
One 8OZ container cottage cheese
One 8OZ container Sour Cream
One half cup flaked coconut
one cup diced Granny Smith apples, (optional)


Turn oven on and preheat to 350 F.
Make the noodles as on package directions. Boil water and drop egg noodles into the boiling water for about 12-15 minutes. Check for doneness with a fork. When noodles are done, drain all the water into the sink and add all ingredients except the coconut. Mix thoroughly by hand. Pour into 9 X 13 pan and make sure mixture is even. Place in oven for one hour and check with toothpick to see if it is done in the middle; it is done if toothpick comes out clean. It may need another 15 - 20 minutes baking time. Turn oven to 400 DG F. Sprinkle the coconut over the top and bake another 10 to 15 minutes. Take it out, and you can serve hot or cold. Later, you can serve it cold or heat it in microwave for about 30 seconds.

By Ken Metz


Five pounds potatoes peeled and finely grated
Three medium onions peeled and finely grated
Four eggs, beaten
One half cup all-purpose flour or matzo meal
Salt and pepper to taste, about one teaspoon salt and a half teaspoon pepper

Mix all ingredients thoroughly and drain any excess liquid. If you are making a potato koogle, preheat oven to 375 dg F, and add one quarter cup of oil to the mixture. Place in a 9 X 13 baking dish and bake a minimum of one hour. Poke with a toothpick to make certain that center is completely cooked through. This mixture could use another 15 or 20 minutes if not completely done.

If you are making potato latkes (pancakes) with this mixture, heat a pan on the stove on medium low, fill with 1/8 inch oil and place pancakes mixture in the pan with a quarter cup measuring cup. You can get three to four pancakes in a good size skillet. Let cook about three to four minutes and turn them over. It's easier if you have one of the frittata pans which has two pans that fit tightly together whereby you can close them and flip the whole pan over.