debthecook and Chez suz, my recipe is similar but I add about 1/2 tsp baking powder and let it all sit for a few minutes. I make my own apple sauce using granny smith apples, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and fresh ground 5-pepper corns. Serve with sour cream. I also make a parve lentil soup that is like stew it is to thick with lots of vegies and seasonings like garlic, Hungarian paprika, chili powder. For dessert usually a raisin and pear bread pudding or kugel.