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About Chef Carole

Chef Carole Wendling

Hi, my name is Carole Wendling and if you don't already know me, I have been part of the Temple family since 2001. Here is a little current and back history....

What I'm doing when not at Temple!

I absolutely love to work out and be active. Biking, lifting weights,...Read more...

Stuffed Grape Leaves

Pressure Cooker Fast Meat Grape Leaves (Dolmas)
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Yield: 25-30 Grape Leaves
Total Cost: About $12

This is my absolute favorite thing to eat and they are even...Read more...

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients 2.5 cups Cooked garbanzo beans, save the brine ½ cup Green onions, thinly sliced, on the bias (angle) ½ cup Celery, small dice ½ cup Red pepper, small dice ½ cup Carrots, small dice 2 tbsp Chopped fresh parsley 2 tbsp Chopped fresh cilantro 1 cup Firm feta cheese, small dice ½ cup Pitted kalamata olives, roughly chopped Dressing 4 oz Chickpea brine 4 tbsp Red wine vinegar 4 tbsp...Read more...

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Yield: 25 Cookies
Total Cost: About $6.00


3 sticks Unsalted butter    
1 each Egg               ...

Peanut Butter Bars

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Chill Time: 25 Minutes
Yield: 20 Pieces
Total Cost: About $7.00


1.5 stick Unsalted butter (6 ounces)    
2 cups Peanut Butter, preferably super smooth (or soy butter)
1.5...

Chickpea Pisa Bolognese Pasta

Kosher style and dairy-free!

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour
Yield: Family of 4
Total Cost: About $14

A delicious hearty recipe for a warm day! This is a twist of a classic Bolognese recipe I...Read more...

Michigan One Pot

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Chill Time: 45 Minutes
Yield: Family of 6
Total Cost: About $26

This is a great one pot meal for a snowy day or any day! You can substitute ground beef and turn it into a chili as well. Pay attention to the layering part as that is most important. I...Read more...

Asian Chicken Kreplach Soup

Prep Time: 1 Hour
Cook Time: 1.5 Hours
Yield: Family of 10
Total Cost: $29

This is a twist on one of my favorite Jewish comfort bowls.

If you make extra dumplings like I did, you can poach them in the broth, pull them up...Read more...


Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Yield: 16 Tacos
Total Cost: $13.50

Perfect for Taco Tuesday or any day - a quick, kid-friendly shredded-chicken taco recipe!


1 cup Sweet onions, julienned
1 cup Sweet baby peppers, julienned
2.5#...

Braided Sweet Shabbat Challah

Braided Shabbat Challah

Prep Time: 3.45 Hours
Cook Time: 40-50 Minutes
Yield: 1 – 2# Loaf
Total Cost: About $5.50
Oven Temperature: 350 F



1.5 TBSP active dry yeast 0.75 cup granulated sugar 6 TBSP vegetable oil 0.50 cup dark honey 6...Read more...

Cardamom Brown Butter Banana Bread

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour
Yield: 1 double loaf
Total Cost: About $5.00

This is my favorite bread to use for bread pudding and when it gets a bit dry I like to turn it into French toast. The best way to serve it is to toast the slice and slather peanut butter...Read more...

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