Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
The Backstory: For over 50 years I have been making this casserole and I know that many, many people make it for Thanksgiving, but my father loved it all year round. I have prepared this for almost every holiday dinner that he at[…]-READ-MORE>
Golden noodle barley is an old-fashioned, side dish that’s perfect with fish, beef, or chicken, featuring comfy flavors that will take you back in time.
The Backstory: Barley has been around for more than 13,000 years. The are[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: My family always loved soup. It’s just one of those comfort foods, like stew, meat loaf and roasted chicken that always warms the soul. I admit, it took me a long time to learn how to prepare soup so that they […]-READ-MORE>
Spinach cheese bake is a decadent, creamy dip that’s a perfect party appetizer with crackers or pita wedges.
The Backstory: I am a cheese lover. Now pair this with spinach, mushrooms and onions, and this becomes another favo[…]-READ-MORE>
Savory turkey meatloaf is a lighter alternative to beef, but is still moist, juicy, and full of delicious flavor and texture.
The Backstory: Can you say comfort food like Mom used to make?! Our savory turkey meatloaf can be […]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: It was a rarity when my mom made this delicious Stuffed Breast of Veal dish. I do remember that when I first tasted the veal it was love at first bite. When I started cooking, I must admit I didn’t make it ofte[…]-READ-MORE>
Moist, slightly sweet, and with just a hint of texture, zucchini banana bread is a wonderful nosh with coffee, tea or tucked inside a lunch box.
The Backstory: I found this Zucchini Banana Bread recipe among my stash of old o[…]-READ-MORE>
Our classic round challah recipe bakes up golden, sweet challah every time. Make two loaves–one for Shabbat and one for noshing!
The Backstory: On Rosh Hashanah, classic round challah has a symbolic meaning. The shape signifi[…]-READ-MORE>
Gooey, cheesy, and downright delicious, artichoke chili dip is a foolproof party dish your guests will devour!
The Backstory: This delicious, cheesy, gooey appetizer comes to you from Lisa Dunne, one of the first people I met […]-READ-MORE>
Low-fat rice pudding is sweet and creamy with notes of vanilla and cinnamon. This yummy classic cooks in 20 minutes and tastes just like the original.
The Backstory: This recipe is one of those that happened by accident. I was[…]-READ-MORE>
Cheesy artichoke dip is gooey, creamy, and golden brown right out of the oven. Guests say this dip is the life of the party!
The Backstory: When I met my good friend Kerri, little did I know she came with an added bonus: he[…]-READ-MORE>
Apple crisp is fall’s favorite dessert and our lighter version is sweet and crumbly with notes of cinnamon, lemon and vanilla.
The Backstory: Apple Crisp is a traditional fall dessert that’s a perfect chocie for your Rosh Hashan[…]-READ-MORE>