Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
The Backstory: When I think of kugel, I can’t help but think of my father doing his standard joke in a heavily accented Polish dialect, “Is it kugel or is it pujjink?” (meaning noodle pudding). You see, when it comes to kugel, mo[…]-READ-MORE>
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>
Bottled salad dressing flavors and tenderizes our marinated chicken for a foolfproof, go-to recipe that never fails. Perfect for company or Shabbat.
The Backstory: When I moved from an apartment to my own house, I cannot expla[…]-READ-MORE>
Raspberry sour cream mold is a sweet and tart retro dessert that still in style and as delicious as ever.
Backstory: I don’t know how this recipe came to be. I just know that this mold was always on the table for as far back a[…]-READ-MORE>
Our delicious stuffed cabbage recipe is sweet and tangy and will remind you of dinner at your Bubbie’s. It is a perfect as perfect can be.
The Backstory: This recipe for stuffed cabbage is actually a variation of my Grandma’s […]-READ-MORE>
Vegetarian chopped liver tastes close enough to the real thing that even Bubbie would approve!
The Backstory: I found this recipe by accident. I was digging through my many folders and notebooks of recipes, news clippings of r[…]-READ-MORE>
Rich, decadent, and a totally indulgent dessert when you really want to go all out.
The Backstory: Bread pudding is a rich, hearty, decadent dessert that is thought to be borne out of the age old question of what to do with le[…]-READ-MORE>
Golden pastry surrounds a savory filling in this classic potato knish recipe. Perfect for party apps, holidays, or family get-togethers!
The Backstory: Oh, how I love a classic potato knish. I’m sorry (in advance) to everyone […]-READ-MORE>
Tender chicken, dried apricots, and a tangy sweet glaze bake to perfection to make holiday apricot chicken a sweet and savory showstopper dish.
The Backstory: What would any holiday or Shabbat dinner be without a roasted chick[…]-READ-MORE>
Grandma Gertie’s almond cake is an old-fashioned cake that’s light with note of almond and lemon. This gorgeous cake is perfect with coffee or tea.
The Backstory: Today, Mother’s Day 2017, my mother gave me a beautiful Mother'[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: What can one say about this Liver and Onion dish? When liver is mentioned some people make faces. They don’t like the name, so they won’t try it. They have no idea what they’re missing. I’ve had liver in many d[…]-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>