Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
This crusty traditional old-fashioned rye bread is loaded with caraway seeds and tastes just like it came like from a Brooklyn bakery.
The Backstory: Old-fashioned rye bread was one of my mom’s favorite breads. But how she lik[…]-READ-MORE>
Blini with smoked salmon are elegant appetizers that hit on all fronts: salty, creamy, and perfect two bite noshes.
The Backstory: I first went to The Russian Tea Room in 1999. I was 35 years old and as a born and bred New Yor[…]-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>
Crumbly, sweet, and delicious, these are perfect for breakfast or anytime you want a quick snack to-go.
The Backstory: These are my absolute favorite corn muffins and they are super easy to make. The small addition of honey do[…]-READ-MORE>
Our mini cheesecake cupcakes are pure heaven on a plate. These little beauties are four-bites of creamy, rich decadence that won’t make you feel (too) guilty and will wow your guest with their gorgeous presentation.
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>
Banana walnut bread is delicious for breakfast, snacking or wrapped up with a festive ribbon as holiday gift for friends.
The Backstory: Who doesn’t love a little something sweet now and then? I sure do! And why not? All of us[…]-READ-MORE>
These are just about the best blueberry crumb muffins we’ve ever come across. The muffins are moist, sweet, and absolutely delicious. AND. OH. THAT. TOPPING. TO DIE FOR!
The Backstory: I am a lover of all baked goods (no surpr[…]-READ-MORE>
Sweet and slightly chewy, Mom’s cheese blintzes are so delicious, you’ll never be able to stop at just one. Perfect for your next family brunch!
The Backstory: The history behind Mom’s cheese blintzes–or any cheese blintz, fo[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: The name says it all: The Reuben. If you’re a foodie, a New Yorker, or a Jew, you don’t need to hear another word. You hear “Reuben” and the world goes a little fuzzy as your brain has some kind of Pavolian respons[…]-READ-MORE>
Our lightened up version of hearty potato salad is full of flavor and texture–you’ll never miss the extra fat and calories. This is your go-to summer side!
The Backstory: Did you know that everyone’s favorite summer side dish[…]-READ-MORE>
Grandma’s poppyseed cookies are thin, crisp, and buttery, and melt right in your mouth!
The Backstory: To say that my husband loves his Grandma’s poppyseed cookies would be an understatement. He loves them and he loves them de[…]-READ-MORE>