Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
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 ...
These fun cheese and dip spreaders are the perfect little something for the Maj Jongg lover in your life! Bring them as a hostess gift, give them as a special thank you, or use them when the girls are over for (yet another) Mah Jongg ...
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 ...
Tangy chicken with salad dressing and onion soup is the perfect weeknight dinner!
The Backstory: Every time I speak with someone and I tell them that I am gathering recipes, before I even ask them if they want to share with me, ...
Once you make this easy classic hummus from scratch, you'll think twice before buying store-bought hummus again--it's that delicious.
The Backstory: Easy classic hummus is surprisingly simple to make and there are very few ingredients ...
The Backstory: When I think of borscht, I immediately picture my grandfather slurping up spoonfuls of this deep magenta soup, oblivious to the sounds of his own enjoyment, and smacking his lips with a satisfied "aahh" every few spoonfuls. ...
The Backstory: Growing up in South Africa, applesauce was never a regular feature at the holiday table. Since coming to the States, though, I’ve been introduced to this yummy accompaniment, which is a great addition to most Sha[…]-READ-MORE>
This classic tuna salad sandwich is flavorful and satisfying every time, which is why it’s still as popular as ever.
The Backstory: A can of Bumble Bee Tuna has always been a staple in my home. It is a go-to food when I want[…]-READ-MORE>
A retro-dessert that’s just divine! Marshmallows, fruit, coconut and cherries combine in creamy dessert that’s truly addicting.
The Backstory: For as long as I can remember, I grew up thinking that Ambrosia Fruit Salad was a […]-READ-MORE>
Our Lemon Poppy Seed Loan is both sweet and tart and pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee or tea, or as a kids’ snack in a lunchbox.
The Backstory: So here’s the thing: I don’t like poppy seed bagels (sorry, Dad), or poppy s[…]-READ-MORE>
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 good[…]-READ-MORE>
Sukkot is the holiday where we celebrate the fall harvest and give thanks for the fruit and vegetables that sustained the Jewish people when they lived in huts (Sukkahs) during their 40-year journey after fleeing Egypt. Stuffed fo[…]-READ-MORE>
Green Beans Almondine is an elegant side dish that takes minutes to prepare and adds instant panache to your dinner table.
The Backstory: This elegant, crispy and flavorful side has to be one of the easiest vegetable dishes […]-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.
There are many ways to make this classic side, but our crispy potato kugel is savory from green onions with a surprise topping that takes it over the edge!
The Backstory: This crispy potato kugel recipe was given to me when I[…]-READ-MORE>
Tuna noodle casserole is as delicious now as it was back then (circa 1960’s) and it’s a perfect dinner to whip up when you’re short on time but have basic pantry ingredients on hand.
The Backstory: This classic old-fashioned t[…]-READ-MORE>
There are a few things in life that I can always count on:
My mother will always complain that my hair is either too long, in my face, too light, or too dark (i.e. it’s some shade or shape of not right);
No matter what siz[…]-READ-MORE>
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 at[…]-READ-MORE>
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