Strawberry Bread

The Backstory: Strawberry Bread is a nice change of pace from the famous banana bread that is more common. Oh, I am not saying there is anything wrong with the latter, it is delicious. but sometimes a change can be just as good.  When ...

Mah Jongg Cheese & Dip Spreaders

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 ...

Marinated Chicken

Bottled salad dressing flavors and tenderizes our marinated chicken for a foolfproof, go-to recipe that never fails. Perfect for company or Shabbat.

The Backstory: When I moved from an apartment to my own house, I cannot explain ...

Marinated Cucumber Salad – Healthy Option

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 ...

Broiled Halibut (or Salmon) with Garlic and Tarragon – Healthy Option

The Backstory: Just about every restaurant, delicatessen, wedding reception, dinner party or holiday gathering seems to have a fish offering these days, and most times, it's a plain salmon dish. Well, who can get excited about that? ...

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 ...

Cucumber, Onion, and Dill Salad

Cucumber, onion, and dill salad is tart, crisp, and fresh, just like it came right from your favorite New York appetizing counter.

The Backstory: Whenever I have leftover cucumbers, I make cucumber, onion,and dill salad.  I am a ...

Tomato Herring Salad

Tomato herring salad is an oldie but a goodie--a creamy dressing with savory seasoning and fresh herbs make this dish fresh, modern, and worth a second look.

The Backstory: How well I remember the oval can of Tomato Herring my mom ...

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