Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
The Backstory: When you really want to shake things up at the holidays, these matzoh balls are just the thing to do it. Three deliciously flavored–and easy to make varieties–spinach, turmeric, and tomato–are simply gorgeous to[…]-READ-MORE>
Flourless chocolate cookies are rich, decadent, and so delicious, you’ll never miss the flour. Watch your younger guests gobble these up!
The Backstory: It’s easy to think of Passover – aside from its historical significan[…]-READ-MORE>
Buttery twist rolls turn out soft, slightly chewy, and delicious every time. They work for every meal and look beautiful on a Shabbat or holiday table.
The Backstory: This little bit of a heavenly recipe for buttery twist roll[…]-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 glazed sweet potatoes are little bites of heaven–tender, sweet, and just like Bubbie used to make. Serve them anytime–don’t wait for Thanksgiving!
The Backstory: What’s Thanksgiving dinner without luscious sweet potatoes[…]-READ-MORE>
Tender poached eggs and wilted spinach are drizzled with hollandaise in this elegant brunch classic.
The Backstory: There are numerous ways to make this delicious and decadent dish. I always think of Eggs Florentine as Eggs Be[…]-READ-MORE>
My son made this for me a few years ago. It is absolutely delicious–light, flaky and perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection. I find that this method of preparing Salmon has become my favorite way of indulging in this delicio[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: This delicious sauce is one of the great French sauces that is actually a derivative of another French sauce: Hollandaise. Bearnaise uses slightly different ingredients than Hollandaise and although both may see[…]-READ-MORE>
If you need a perfect chocolate cake, look no further than Nana’s chocolate cake with fudge frosting. This is the one you’ve been waiting for.
The Backstory: Until I was almost seven years old, my cousin Hara and I lived side […]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: When I think of borscht, I immediately picture my grandfather slurping up spoonfuls of this deep magenta soup, oblivious to the sounds of his own enjoyment, and smacking his lips with a satisfied “aahh” every few s[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: I will eat potatoes in any way that they are prepared. Potatoes were a staple at every dinner my mother made. My dad was a meat and potatoes guy. The meal was almost always the same: mashed potatoes made with P[…]-READ-MORE>
Tuna noodle casserole is as delicious now as it was back then (circa 1960’s) and it’s a perfect dinner to whip up when you’re short on time but have basic pantry ingredients on hand.
The Backstory: This classic old-fashioned t[…]-READ-MORE>