Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
Savory Swiss steak is fork tender, juicy, and sweet from sauteed onions and peppers. This is a hearty, one-pot meal that’s perfect for weeknight dinners or Shabbat.
The Backstory: I love making one-pot meals and Swiss steak is[…]-READ-MORE>
No matter how fancy or casual your party, the fun doesn’t start without homemade pigs in a blanket–a traditional fan favorite!
The Backstory: Let’s be honest with each other: no matter how fancy the shindig or how high-end the […]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: This simple Oven Roasted Potatoes side dish can be made with a variety of seasonings. Whatever suits your taste. But my taste for these spuds is usually rosemary and garlic. Somehow rosemary with it’s “woodsy” ar[…]-READ-MORE>
Jazz up store-bought chopped pickled herring with this simple recipe in just a few minutes for a delicious side or lunch.
The Backstory: I am sure chopped pickled herring has been around since man first walked the earth, found[…]-READ-MORE>
Cheesy artichoke dip is gooey, creamy, and golden brown right out of the oven. Guests say this dip is the life of the party!
The Backstory: When I met my good friend Kerri, little did I know she came with an added bonus: he[…]-READ-MORE>
Pomegranate glazed chicken has a tart and sweet balance of flavors and is a perfect main dish for Rosh Hashanah or Shabbat celebrations.
The Backstory: Let’s face it: there are only so many things you can do with chicken. But […]-READ-MORE>
Poached pears in fruit juice is an elegant ending to any holiday or Shabbat meal and it takes only minutes to make.
The Backstory: This delicious dessert is a perfect choice for the High Holidays, a special occasion, or anytim[…]-READ-MORE>
Couscous with spinach, onions and tomatoes is simply fresh and flavorful. This is a perfect side, light lunch (add protein!) and go-to all year round.
…The Backstory continues: This delicious dish is flavorful, satisfying an[…]-READ-MORE>
Our homemade, old-fashioned white bread is a far cry from packaged white bread. It is so good, you’ll want to bake up two loaves and freeze an extra one.
The Backstory: What can I say about this classic old-fashioned white bre[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: While it’s certainly not a traditional Jewish dish, my family were always pasta lovers and Baked Ziti has been a staple in my home for years. Especially when my kids lived at home, I made this dish so many times,[…]-READ-MORE>
Ptcha is an acquired taste, but this delicious recipe is definitely a wonderful taste of the old country.
The Backstory: So what is this crazy-sounding Jewish dish that will surely test your “ch” pronunciation skills?? Ptcha i[…]-READ-MORE>
Moist, slightly sweet, and with just a hint of texture, zucchini banana bread is a wonderful nosh with coffee, tea or tucked inside a lunch box.
The Backstory: I found this Zucchini Banana Bread recipe among my stash of old o[…]-READ-MORE>