Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
The Backstory: From the first moment I set foot in Paris in the winter of 1997, I loved it the way everyone who falls in love with the City of Love (and Light) falls in love. Deeply, madly, insanely. More of the Backstory after t[…]-READ-MORE>
Step back in time with our classic kasha varnishkes, just like Bubbie used to make. This comforting dish is truly a taste of yesteryear.
The Backstory: Kasha is a grain also known as buckwheat or groats. This grain was popul[…]-READ-MORE>
Roasted brussels sprouts are sweet, tender, and easy to prepare. This gorgeous side is perfect for holidays and everyday cooking.
The Backstory: One of my most fond memories of my son as a little boy has to do with roasted Bru[…]-READ-MORE>
Golden pastry surrounds a savory filling in this classic potato knish recipe. Perfect for party apps, holidays, or family get-togethers!
The Backstory: Oh, how I love a classic potato knish. I’m sorry (in advance) to everyone […]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: I confess: I’m fussy when it comes to potato salad (and coleslaw for that matter). It’s a New York thing. I’ve grown up around delis and good Jewish soul food, and so I’m hard-pressed to give a thumb’s up to a dece[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: The coleslaw police (believe me, they’re out there) are divided into two camps: those who live for mayo and gobs of it and those who like their slaw on the savory side with vinegar dressing and not a dollop of mayo[…]-READ-MORE>
These easy-to-make white bread cheese blintzes are loaded with cinnamon, nostalgia, and will bring you back to your childhood.
The Backstory: When I think of white bread cheese blintzes I am immediately transformed back to the […]-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>
Cucumber, onion, and dill salad is tart, crisp, and fresh, just like it came right from your favorite New York appetizing counter.
The Backstory: Whenever I have leftover cucumbers, I make cucumber, onion,and dill salad. I a[…]-READ-MORE>
These fork tender carrots are the perfect side for the holidays–sweet, colorful, and packed with flavor (and nutrients). They are always on my Rosh Hashanah table as a symbol of a sweet New Year!
The Backstory: When I see the[…]-READ-MORE>
Potato salad with vinegar is a delicious and tangy side for burgers, chicken, hot dogs, and sandwiches. This zesty dish is ideal for Kosher cooking.
The Backstory: This potato salad with vinegar is an ideal side dish for anyon[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Whenever I make this side dish, I am reminded of the Jewish holidays. In the early years of my life, my mom always had sweet potatoes as a side dish for every special occasion. Truth be told, the sweet potatoes mo[…]-READ-MORE>