Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
This gorgeous, tender green is roasted to sweet perfection and dressed up with a drizzle of oil and a sprinkling of fresh herbs. This is the perfect side to any main course.
The Backstory: Roasted Spinach is one of the easiest[…]-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>
Oven roasted vegetables are sweet, caramelized, and fork tender. They are so delicious, they can be an entire meal unto themselves.
The Backstory: Roasted vegetables are so easy to prepare. And they are a great pairing for chi[…]-READ-MORE>
Green Beans Almondine is an elegant side dish that takes minutes to prepare and adds instant panache to your dinner table.
The Backstory: This elegant, crispy and flavorful side has to be one of the easiest vegetable dishes […]-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>
Our sweet, crunchy mixture of fruit, nuts, wine, and spices make our sweet and nutty charoset a taste you’ll recall from childhood. It’s so good, you’ll eat it by the spoonful.
The Backstory: Hosting a Passover Seder can be over[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Another one of those classic buffet and party salads, comes the sweet and crunchy Carrot and Raisin Salad. Why didn’t I appreciate this masterpiece all those years ago when it showed up at nearly every family bris[…]-READ-MORE>
Stuffed artichokes are a savory, filling, and elegant side dish and perfect for the vegetarian foodies at your table.
The Backstory: I’ve only eaten artichokes a few times. A variation of recipes have been in my files for deca[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: I have heard and read so many touching stories about how a beloved family member – usually a grandmother – made/makes Kasha Varnishkes that the very taste brings back wonderful childhood memories. Unfortunately[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: What would Thanksgiving be without its magnificent side dishes? Some years, I think I’d rather eat a plateful of side dishes than the big bird itself, and I’m the one who usually cooks our turkey. Go figure! More o[…]-READ-MORE>
Kosher fried onion rings are crispy, delicious, and easy to make at home. Treat yourself to this childhood favorite with this crunchy childhood favorite.
The Backstory: Onions, in any form was a no no for me to eat. Of course […]-READ-MORE>
A classic, old-time side that’s as delicious and flavorful as it ever was.
The Backstory: I was raised on Jewish soul foods. This included Stuffed Derma (Kishka), chopped liver, chicken soup, and a whole bunch of foods that to[…]-READ-MORE>