Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
Orzo salad is a savory side or lunch flavored with zesty herbs, feta, crunchy almonds, and sweet tomatoes. This colorful dish is a perfect buffet go-to.
The Backstory: Truth be told, I was first introduced to orzo when I was a[…]-READ-MORE>
This classic brisket is my-go holiday brisket for just about every holiday gathering. The meat is fork tender (it literally shreds) and the sauce is tangy, savory and slightly sweet.
The Backstory: A few fiances ago (that soun[…]-READ-MORE>
This is the ultimate lemon squares recipe! They are creamy, tart, sweet, and just the most perfect balance of flavors.
The Backstory: Lemon squares are by far, one of my top ten favorite desserts. As I’ve waxed poetic before, […]-READ-MORE>
Flourless chocolate cake is our top pick chocolate dessert for anytime you want to wow a crowd with dense, chocolaty goodness. Need we say more?
The Backstory: I first made flourless chocolate cake when my husband and I were f[…]-READ-MORE>
Our classic carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is the only carrot cake recipe you’ll ever need. It’s decadent, moist and packed with raisins, nuts, and flavor in every single bite.
The Backstory: Let’s be honest: classic c[…]-READ-MORE>
Our sweet and sour pot roast comes out fork-tender every time. This one-pot dish is perfect for company, holidays, and Shabbat dinner.
The Backstory: Sweet and sour pot roast is good old-fashioned comfort food that always rem[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: There are so many varieties of kugel recipes, that it can be confusing to know which to make (and for which occasion). Between the sweet, the savory, the crunchy, the creamy, those with fruit, and those wtihout…i[…]-READ-MORE>
My Aunt Sandy’s chocolate chip mandel bread is a true classic. This delicious biscotti-like cookie combines the very best of traditional Jewish baking with everyone’s favorite cookie for a no-fail dessert that’s perfect with coffe[…]-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>
Sweet tomatoes, poached eggs, and delicious herbs and spices are the hallmarks of Shakshouka, a popular Israeli dish that’s perfect at any meal.
The Backstory: I first had this deliciously savory egg and tomato dish at my in-[…]-READ-MORE>
Gingersnap cookies are pure chewiness on the inside and golden crispiness on the outside with spicy deliciousness all around!
The Backstory: I don’t know about you, but to me, gingersnaps (done right) are just about one of th[…]-READ-MORE>
Stuffed tomatoes are the perfect side with just the right amount of cheese, bread crumbs, and seasonings. Better yet, they cook up in 10 minutes or less!
The Backstory: At just about every Bar and Bat Mitvah I attended growing[…]-READ-MORE>