Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
The Backstory: Fish tempura is one of the most delicious ways to enjoy fish and satisfy your cravings for something crunchy and savory. Oh sure, it’s fried, but frying with a tempura batter is completely different than frying wit[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: My daughter, Jodi, prefers this Honey Mustard Sauce to plain mustard. I can understand why. The sweetness and the spices of the mustard add so much flavor to many dishes. You get that ying and yang of sweet […]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: What a funny name for a sauce. Nowhere does a horse have anything to do with this sauce. Radish does not need any explanation. The only logic that I can think of is when the radishes were harvested some farmer […]-READ-MORE>
Soy milk cream of mushroom soup is silky, delicious and perfect for those who follow Kosher, gluten-free, or lactose-free diets.
The Backstory: Most cream of mushroom soups recipes cannot be used for Kosher meals where meat or[…]-READ-MORE>
The fancy name for the basic white sauce is Bechamel Sauce. Bechamel is considered one of the base French sauces upon which other sauces are built, such as Mornay Sauce and Mustard Sauce. Think of it as a great foundation for so[…]-READ-MORE>
Perfect on fish, chicken, or as dip or marinade.
The Backstory: Lemon sauce is one of the most versatile sauces there is. It can completely change a dish from something very basic, like broiled salmon, for example, to somethin[…]-READ-MORE>
If you master only one salad dressing, make this the one.
The Backstory: I prefer making my own salad dressings. Yes, I do have bottled salad dressings in my refrigerator but nothing can compare with homemade dressing and fr[…]-READ-MORE>
This creamy, rich, and decadent blue cheese dressing is perfect on everything from salads to baked potatoes to crudite party veggies.
The Backstory: Okay, okay, blue cheese isn’t exactly Jewish–I get it. But let’s face it–th[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Hollandaise sauce is one of those classic and decadent toppings that have been around forever. It can turn the most basic vegetable, like grilled or sauteed asparagus, into a culinary masterpiece. Hollandaise is ri[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Mushrooms are a great companion to many foods.This mushroom sauce recipe goes well with beef, poultry, fish, and soups. The variety of mushrooms seems to be endless. Any type that you chose to use will make a w[…]-READ-MORE>
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>
The Backstory: Full disclosure: While I’m not quite sure how Easy Marinara Sauce or many of the other Italian-based dishes found their way into so many Jewish homes in general, in my own history, I have a pretty good idea how thi[…]-READ-MORE>