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You want this! Old-fashioned chocolate pudding is creamy, chocolaty, decadent, and simply perfect. Add a huge dollop of fresh whipped cream and just let yourself indulge. You deserve it.
The Backstory: When I look at this recipe ...
Satisfying, savory, hearty and delicious, our kosher turkey chili hits the spot when you're in need of some good-for-your comfort food. This one-pot meal cooks up in an hour and lasts for days.
The Backstory: Oh, how I love to make ...
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 ...
Broccoli cheddar soup in a bread bowl is as decadent as you can get, and this easy recipe is Kosher and can be made ahead! YUM!.
The Backstory: I have had bread bowl soups a couple of times in restaurants and particularly when traveling ...
Rice stuffed chicken is a deliciously savory main dish that's perfect for weeknight dinners, company, or special Shabbat celebrations.
The Backstory: This recipe comes to me by way of my friend, Lorraine. Lorraine is one of those ...
Almond-crusted pound cake gives plain old pound cake a crunchy, nutty makeover in this easy, delicious recipe.
The Backstory: I have always loved vanilla cakes, good homemade gold cakes, and pound cakes in particular for the simple ...
Couscous and chick-pea salad is healthy, full of flavor, texture, and perfect for lunch, sides, and snacking.
The Backstory: Couscous, a delicious and healthy grain (it's actually a tiny pasta!) made from wheat or barley, originated ...
Fresh, tangy, and perfect as a side to just about any meal, our marinated cucumber salad beats any store bought version and is light, healthy and refreshing.
The Backstory: You know all those pre-made salads and sides at your local ...
My Aunt Sandy's chocolate chip mandel bread is a true classic. This delicious biscotti-like cookie combines the very best of traditional Jewish baking with everyone's favorite cookie for a no-fail dessert that's perfect with coffee, ...
Roasted bananas are the secret ingredient that make this bread moist, sweet, and one of our top picks.
The Backstory: This is my all-time favorite banana bread recipe. I’m not even doing it justice by calling it banana bread. […]-READ-MORE>
Perfectly seasoned steak and crisp, fresh greens combine for a delicious steak salad that’s perfect for dinner or lunch. Easy to make and healthy too!
The Backstory: When I was growing up in the 1940s and 1950s, a steak was a […]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Whenever I make this side dish, I am reminded of the Jewish holidays. In the early years of my life, my mom always had sweet potatoes as a side dish for every special occasion. Truth be told, the sweet potatoes mo[…]-READ-MORE>
One of our classic dairy dishes, perfect as is or topped with fresh fruit or pie topping.
The Backstory: One of my favorite Jewish treats is the blintz – the very thought of these paper-thin crepes filled with a creamy chees[…]-READ-MORE>
Chicken with tomatoes is a simply yet savory one-pan dish that’s a perfect go-to recipe for company and last-minute cooking.
The Backstory: I first made this dish in the very early years of my marriage. I knew how to cook but […]-READ-MORE>
Nana’s perfect chopped liver is the only chopped liver recipe you’ll ever need. It’s creamy, classic, and works as a dip, spread, or filling for sandwiches.
The Backstory: My Aunt Sandy makes the most wonderful, melt-in-your-m[…]-READ-MORE>
Fried kreplach are crispy, delicious, and completely addictive! Consider these Jewish pot stickers…you won’t be able to stop at one!
The Backstory: Everyone knows kreplach as those delicious soft dumplings that can be foun[…]-READ-MORE>
Jazz up brunch with a smoked salmon omelette for an elegant twist on eggs. This delicious meal cooks in ten minutes and also makes a fabulous light dinner.
The Backstory: This delicious smoked salmon omelette is a perfect way […]-READ-MORE>
Watch your guests devour this luscious and creamy cake–you won’t have a single slice left.
The Backstory: My girlfriend, Lorraine, swears by this cheesecake. She used to make it all the time. I have yet to sample hers, but sh[…]-READ-MORE>
Who doesn’t love a good cheese Danish? Now you can make them at home.
The Backstory: Oh, how my father loved a good cheese danish. The sweeter, the better. The more icing, the better. The fresher and more able to pull apart (t[…]-READ-MORE>
Corn succotash is a delicious medley of sauteed, sweet and tender veggies.
The Backstory: Forget the traditional recipes you’re used to–more up to date veggies have been added to make this a truly exciting dish. Usually corn […]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: My cousin Rhonda sent me this recipe– it’s her mother’s. I can imagine her mom serving this on Friday night for the Sabbath. This is one of those dishes that were very common among Jewish cooks of a certain ge[…]-READ-MORE>
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