Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
Cranberry orange bread isn't a Jewish recipe per se, but it has been on my Thanksgiving table for as long as I can remember. The deliciously tart cranberries and sweet orange combination baked into a vanilla-infused loaf is perfect ...
Roasted brussels sprouts are sweet, tender, and easy to prepare. This gorgeous side is perfect for holidays and everyday cooking.
The Backstory: One of my most fond memories of my son as a little boy has to do with roasted Brussels ...
The Backstory: For over 50 years I have been making this casserole and I know that many, many people make it for Thanksgiving, but my father loved it all year round. I have prepared this for almost every holiday dinner that he attended. ...
Creamy pumpkin and rich chocolate are perfect partners in our decadent and chewy, chocolate pumpkin brownies. YUM!
The Backstory: Brownies are a traditional American classic dessert, first made famous when Fanny Farmer put her recipe ...
Our spiced pumpkin bread is a dense, moist loaf that's loaded with warm fall flavors. Perfect as a snack with coffee or tea or tucked in a lunch bag.
The Backstory: As you probably know by now, I have a love for all baked goods ...
The Backstory: Oh yes, you know this one: this is the retro sweet potato casserole that Bubbie or Grandma or some fabulous aunt of yours made every single Thanksgiving or Chanukah that had Maraschino cherries and pineapple rings and ...
Our healthy-version recipe for glazed beef brisket is fork tender, juicy, and a perfect Shabbat or holiday main dish.
The Backstory: What would our Jewish holidays be without our beloved glazed beef brisket? Can you even imagi[…]-READ-MORE>
Our beet salad with goat cheese and nuts is everything: sweet, tangy, creamy, and crunchy. Add chicken to make this a full lunch or dinner and some fresh bread and you’ll find yourself making this meal over and over again.
Over the years, my family and I have been enjoying fish at least a few times a week and this has forced me to become more creative with everyone’s favorite–salmon. The good news is that salmon is so versatile that it lends itself[…]-READ-MORE>
Festive and delicious, our iced Chanukah cookies are delicate, delicious, and topped with easy-to-make, Royal Icing. Perfect for dessert or holiday gifts!
The Backstory: One of my favorite things to do every year is to bake h[…]-READ-MORE>
Our old-fashioned apple walnut cake smells and tastes just like what Bubbie used to make. It’s sweet, crumbly, nutty and perfect for company or a nosh.
The Backstory: As beautiful as this photo is, it simply doesn’t do this ca[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Every Passover, I go in search of delicious, flavorful desserts that won’t disappoint or fall flat (no pun intended) due to their lack of flour and leavening agents, and every year, I find myself digging out my sam[…]-READ-MORE>
My husband and I had one of those tears-streaming-down-your-face belly laughs yesterday over something from my childhood that I likely blocked out for some 40+ years: Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray soda.
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The Backstory: Full disclosure: While I’m not quite sure how Easy Marinara Sauce or many of the other Italian-based dishes found their way into so many Jewish homes in general, in my own history, I have a pretty good idea how thi[…]-READ-MORE>
Step back in time with our classic kasha varnishkes, just like Bubbie used to make. This comforting dish is truly a taste of yesteryear.
The Backstory: Kasha is a grain also known as buckwheat or groats. This grain was popul[…]-READ-MORE>
Homemade hot cocoa with marshmallows is everyone’s favorite winter drink. The more marshmallows, the better!
The Backstory: What could be better than a cup of homemade hot cocoa with marshmallows on a crisp and cold day? It do[…]-READ-MORE>
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Fresh smoked salmon is folded into fresh cream cheese in this easy, one step recipe.
The Backstory: This is without a doubt, the easiest, two-ingredient recipe in the world, but totally worth making. I know, I know, you can bu[…]-READ-MORE>
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