Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
Sometimes there’s no time for homemade latkes. Not to worry. Our Apple Potato Latke Shortcut serves up perfect latkes that taste just like the real thing in half the time!
The Backstory: I literally live for Shabbat and someti[…]-READ-MORE>
Phyllis’s Spinach Pie is one of our top-rated recipes and the ultimate comfort food. This decadent dish is a perfect side or lunch with a salad. Double the recipe and make two (freeze one!)
The Backstory: My mother-in-law is r[…]-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>
Traditional raspberry and apricot hamantaschen hit all the sweet notes for a buttery, perfect Purim cookie that’s fun to make with the kids!
The Backstory: Baking cookies with the kids has to rank as one of my all-time favorit[…]-READ-MORE>
Aaron’s shortbread cookies are melt-in-your-mouth buttery classics, that take minutes to make and look beautiful as holiday gifts tied with a festive bow.
The Backstory: I cannot count the number of times I’ve made these butte[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: When you really want to shake things up at the holidays, these matzoh balls are just the thing to do it. Three deliciously flavored–and easy to make varieties–spinach, turmeric, and tomato–are simply gorgeous to[…]-READ-MORE>
Our recipe for perfect pecan pie is truly foolproof, melt-in-your-mouth delicious, and one of our most requested Thanksgiving recipes.
The Backstory: True confession: this dessert falls right at the top of my husband’s short l[…]-READ-MORE>
Come Friday, no matter what I’m doing (teaching at Boston University, shuffling kids to and from school), the other half of my brain is thinking about Shabbat. In between work and school drop off and pick up, I’m trying to figure […]-READ-MORE>
Gooey, cheesy, and downright delicious, artichoke chili dip is a foolproof party dish your guests will devour!
The Backstory: This delicious, cheesy, gooey appetizer comes to you from Lisa Dunne, one of the first people I met […]-READ-MORE>
Start this slow-cooking, traditional cholent stew the night before Shabbat for a delicious, cook-free Friday night.
The Backstory: Traditional cholent is a savory, fork-tender stew that dates back thousands of years. It was ap[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Perhaps one of the all-time great American deli and diner sandwiches is the tuna melt. Simple, savory, crunchy and creamy (but not overly so), this comfort food classic, is definitely high on my list of Jewish food[…]-READ-MORE>
On Yom Kippur we gather together after our day of fasting and worship to share a meal, break the fast, and end the week-plus long prayer and introspection period that began on Rosh Hashanah. Since Yom Kippur is a fasting holiday a[…]-READ-MORE>