Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
Mom’s Perfect Kugel is my go-to kugel for every holiday. Apricot preserves, vanilla notes, and a crunchy, to-die-for topping, put it over the top. This is my most-requested recipe.
The Backstory: If you put five (or 50) Jewish[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Growing up in South Africa, applesauce was never a regular feature at the holiday table. Since coming to the States, though, I’ve been introduced to this yummy accompaniment, which is a great addition to most Sha[…]-READ-MORE>
A classic diner favorite: our lemon meringue pie has perfect crust, lemony filling and light meringue. What could be bad?
The Backstory: This is my all-time, absolute favorite pie in the world. In fact, this might be up there […]-READ-MORE>
Our updated take on sweet and sour cabbage soup will win you over! Sweet, tart, and absolutely delicious, it cooks up in 30 minutes and freezes beautifully.
The Backstory: For as long as I can remember, sweet and sour cabbage […]-READ-MORE>
There are many ways to make this classic side, but our crispy potato kugel is savory from green onions with a surprise topping that takes it over the edge!
The Backstory: This crispy potato kugel recipe was given to me when I[…]-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>
Soy milk cream of mushroom soup is silky, delicious and perfect for those who follow Kosher, gluten-free, or lactose-free diets.
The Backstory: Most cream of mushroom soups recipes cannot be used for Kosher meals where meat or[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: My cousin Rhonda sent me this recipe– it’s her mother’s. I can imagine her mom serving this on Friday night for the Sabbath. This is one of those dishes that were very common among Jewish cooks of a certain ge[…]-READ-MORE>
Sweet. juicy grilled pineapple is the perfect ending to a summer meal. It stands on its own or rises to perfection with a dollop of ice cream or sorbet.
The Backstory: Grilled Pineapple is just about one of the most delectable[…]-READ-MORE>
Make perfect gefilte fish every time with this simple recipe that’s light, flavorful and foolproof!
The Backstory: Gefilte fish is just one of those things that you just have to see in the background over a period of years, so[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Most of the meals I prepare are basic family dinners. But when I really want to “put on the dogs” (old fashion saying) for guests, I make several different main course meat dishes. More of the Backstory af[…]-READ-MORE>
Roasted bananas are the secret ingredient that make this bread moist, sweet, and one of our top picks.
The Backstory: This is my all-time favorite banana bread recipe. I’m not even doing it justice by calling it banana bread. […]-READ-MORE>