Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
Rhea’s sweet tzimmes has a delicious bright note from sweet pineapple added to carrots, apricots, prunes and honey. Perfect for the High Holidays or Pesach.
The Backstory: Moving to South Florida in 1994 was a shock to my wa[…]-READ-MORE>
Purple plum torte is juicy, sweet, and slightly tart. The buttery crust is a perfect balance to the fruit and the torte makes a gorgeous presentation.
The Backstory: This delicious plum torte comes to you from my dear friend, […]-READ-MORE>
Tender chicken, dried apricots, and a tangy sweet glaze bake to perfection to make holiday apricot chicken a sweet and savory showstopper dish.
The Backstory: What would any holiday or Shabbat dinner be without a roasted chick[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory:Whether you call it Sweet potatoes or Yams, potatoes of every shape, texture, and color have been around for eons. Practically every culture has its own way of preparing them, from the most rustic recipes (boiled,[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: When most people think of mint sauce, their first reaction is: lamb. And that makes sense as mint is traditionally paired with mint jelly or mint sauce of some kind. But mint sauce is truly versatile and while it’s[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: I have eaten fried fish sandwiches all my life. I’ve had it at fast food restaurants, in a posh hotel (that shall remain nameless), but the best place I ever had this type of sandwich was at a roadside place c[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: It seems that whenever I have leftover chicken, I have to search my brain for what to do with it. I could freeze it, but I know that I will probably forget about it, and end up dumping it when I clean out the fre[…]-READ-MORE>
Pasta with tomatoes and feta is a fresh, hearty, zesty lunch or dinner. Served hot, cold, or at room temp, it cooks quickly and is always a fan favorite.
The Backstory: Once again my friend Lorraine came thru with a classic pa[…]-READ-MORE>
Salad with fruit, nuts and cheese, is bursting with textures and the perfect mix of savory and sweet flavors for a fabulous lunch or first course.
The Backstory:This is my kind of salad, I love fruit, nuts and cheese and when a[…]-READ-MORE>
Sweet. juicy grilled pineapple is the perfect ending to a summer meal. It stands on its own or rises to perfection with a dollop of ice cream or sorbet.
The Backstory: Grilled Pineapple is just about one of the most delectable[…]-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>
The Backstory: Most of the meals I prepare are basic family dinners. But when I really want to “put on the dogs” (old fashion saying) for guests, I make several different main course meat dishes. More of the Backstory af[…]-READ-MORE>