Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
The Backstory: My cousin Rhonda, who resides in Canada, gave me this recipe. It is from her sister, Ricky. The story of my Canadian relatives go back for decades. My grandfather and Ricky’s grandmother were brother and sister[…]-READ-MORE>
It doesn’t get more elegant than Kosher Beef Wellington and you can get it on the table in a little over an hour. Perfect for Shabbat or the High Holidays.
The Backstory: What can one say about Beef Wellington? It is an eleg[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: My son Adam, loves meat loaf. He will eat this hot, or cold. Whether on a plate, or on a sandwich with ketchup. This is his comfort food. My hubby liked this with spinach mashed potatoes. Adam liked plain[…]-READ-MORE>
This is our go-to, no-fail recipe for marinated skirt steak and it’s absolutely to-die-for delicious when cooked to perfection on the grill.
The Backstory: Whenever I think of marinated skirt steak I am reminded of beautiful s[…]-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: 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>
Crispy, flavorful and perfect for little hands to hold, these fish sticks will become thumbs-up favorite for even the pickiest eater.
The Backstory: When it comes to picky eaters, I know from which I speak. I have three childr[…]-READ-MORE>
Exactly what mandel bread should be: crisp, sweet, and golden brown.
The Backstory: I met Lorraine about a year ago. She was a fill in at a Mah Jongg game. When you play Mah Jongg (or any game) with the same group of girls[…]-READ-MORE>
Easy rice and orzo makes a perfect side dish for fish, chicken or beef. This simple dish absorbs the flavors of herbs, broth, and veggies.
The Backstory: Rice and orzo is a combination of pasta and rice. This delicious side di[…]-READ-MORE>
Walk down memory lane with this creamy, rich, diner-style classic pudding.
The Backstory: I distinctly remember walking into the Caravelle Diner in Brooklyn, not too far from my dad’s bagel bakery and coming face to face with […]-READ-MORE>
Our Rosh Hashanah honey cake is sweet and moist with a touch of whiskey for incredible depth of flavor. This is the perfect ending to your holiday meal.
The Backstory: Sponge cake usually surpasses honey cake in popularity as […]-READ-MORE>
Kosher chicken kabobs turn up the flavor of chicken into a savory, zesty, sweet and tangy dish that’s perfect anytime you’re firing up the grill.
The Backstory: Kosher Chicken Kabobs are just one of the hundreds, (if not more)[…]-READ-MORE>