Bread Pudding

 The Backstory: My neighbor Martha B. let me borrow her stash of recipes, some of which were given to her by a dear friend before he died. Oh, how I wish we knew how he came to possess them or the stories behind them. The first one ...

Lamb Kabobs

Our delicious lamb kabobs are savory, tender and grilled to perfection. Try our grilling trick to ensure even cooking and doneness.

The Backstory: Lamb Kabobs are in a class that I call 'warm weather' foods.  I believe that kabobs ...

Kosher Vegetable Cutlets

These kosher vegetable cutlets are savory, crisp, and perfect for lunch, dinner, or layering in a pita.

The Backstory: I hardly remember having this as a youngster. Yet as an adult I vividly remember having this at a famous restaurant ...

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Spirals – Healthy Option

Smoked salmon and cream cheese spirals are a savory and creamy make-ahead appetizer that everyone loves--make extra because these go fast!

The Backstory: What's a party without the smoked salmon? These delicious two-bite noshes ...

Cold Raspberry Soup

Cold raspberry soup is tart, sweet, refreshing, and a perfect first course for a summer meal. This is also a beautiful appetizer served in shot glasses on trays or even in pretty tea cups for bridal or baby shower.

The Backstory: I ...

Classic Potato Knish

Golden pastry surrounds a savory filling in this classic potato knish recipe. Perfect for party apps, holidays, or family get-togethers!

The Backstory: Oh, how I love a classic potato knish. I'm sorry (in advance) to everyone who ...

Flourless Chocolate Cookies

Flourless chocolate cookies are rich, decadent and so delicious, you'll never miss the flour. Watch your younger guests gobble these up! These are fudgy and moist beyond belief.

The Backstory: It’s easy to think of Passover – aside ...

Old-Fashioned Stuffed (Holishkes) Cabbage

Our delicious stuffed cabbage recipe is sweet and tangy and will remind you of dinner at your Bubbie's. It is a perfect as perfect can be.

The Backstory: This recipe for stuffed cabbage is actually a variation of my Grandma's Sweet ...

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