Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
The Backstory: Recently I visited my cousin Clare. Among the many recipes she gave me one was for Chicken Divan. I love this woman. She is funny, smart and at times, well, don’t get her ire going. She stands maybe 5 feet tall[…]-READ-MORE>
Jazz up store-bought chopped pickled herring with this simple recipe in just a few minutes for a delicious side or lunch.
The Backstory: I am sure chopped pickled herring has been around since man first walked the earth, found[…]-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>
Step back in time with our classic kasha varnishkes, just like Bubbie used to make. This comforting dish is truly a taste of yesteryear.
The Backstory: Kasha is a grain also known as buckwheat or groats. This grain was popul[…]-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>
Honey soy broiled salmon is sweet, savory and full of deliciously healthy ingredients. This is a perfect go-to fish meal for any occasion.
The Backstory: This is one of my all-time favorite ways to prepare salmon because it de[…]-READ-MORE>
Creamy, rich, and delicious, you’ll never believe this dessert is low-cal and low fat.
The Backstory: Making flan may seem intimidating at first but it’s just as easy as making a pie. There’s a base, a filling, and a simple to[…]-READ-MORE>
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>
Once you make this easy classic hummus from scratch, you’ll think twice before buying store-bought hummus again–it’s that delicious.
The Backstory: Easy classic hummus is surprisingly simple to make and there are very few ing[…]-READ-MORE>
Crisp falafel balls are simply perfect in a pita sandwich or in a salad in this classic Middle Eastern dish.
The Backstory: Oh how I love falafel and my road to discovering this classic Israeli street food started in my childh[…]-READ-MORE>
Everyone’s favorite Passover treat, our easy coconut macaroons are sweet and chewy with a hint of vanilla and crunch.
The Backstory: This easy coconut macaroon recipe will have you baking this classic Passover treat like a mas[…]-READ-MORE>
Tender dumplings in golden chicken broth are the cure for whatever ails you.
The Backstory: Kreplach, those delicious dumplings that bathe in our worshiped chicken soup, are one of the pillars of Jewish soul food. These meat f[…]-READ-MORE>