Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
Eggplant Dip is a savory, tomato-y, slighty sweet spread that’s perfect with crusty bread, crackers, or as a dip for veggies. A perfect make-ahead dish.
The Backstory: Eggplant dip is one of my favorite, go-to appetizers when […]-READ-MORE>
Our old-fashioned apple walnut cake smells and tastes just like what Bubbie used to make. It’s sweet, crumbly, nutty and perfect for company or a nosh.
The Backstory: As beautiful as this photo is, it simply doesn’t do this ca[…]-READ-MORE>
Individual Cornish hens with savory stuffing are delicious little bundles that taste as gorgeous as they look and they make the most elegant presentation.
The Backstory: My friend Dini has recipes going back more than 50 plus[…]-READ-MORE>
Buttery pastry and sweet and nutty filling make these Hungarian pastry crescents melt in your mouth.
The Backstory: These delicious little cookies are very similar to rugelach but their texture is a little more dense. Also, un[…]-READ-MORE>
Savory Swiss steak is fork tender, juicy, and sweet from sauteed onions and peppers. This is a hearty, one-pot meal that’s perfect for weeknight dinners or Shabbat.
The Backstory: I love making one-pot meals and Swiss steak is[…]-READ-MORE>
Stuffed artichokes are a savory, filling, and elegant side dish and perfect for the vegetarian foodies at your table.
The Backstory: I’ve only eaten artichokes a few times. A variation of recipes have been in my files for deca[…]-READ-MORE>
A classic New England favorite, our baked scrod is flaky, light, and perfectly seasoned.
The Backstory: This simple recipe for Baked Scrod can be adopted for most fish dishes. Whenever I visit my daughter and her family in And[…]-READ-MORE>
Crisp pastry envelops a sweet and tart cherry filling for a delectable, finger-licking dessert.
The Backstory: Strudel –any kind–has got to be one of the all-time great desserts that has been passed down from Eastern Europea[…]-READ-MORE>
Who knew that rugellach could be so sinful?
The Backstory: This is my all-time favorite rugellach recipe. In fact, it’s the only rugelach recipe I ever use and for good reason: it’s darn near perfect.More of the Backstory afte[…]-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>
This deliciously moist lemon almond sponge cake is perfect for Passover or anytime you want a light, flavorful ending to a delicious meal.
The Backstory: In my opinion, sponge cake has taken a bad rap. I’m not sure if it’s jus[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: This delicious, fresh salad originated in the Middle East and has become a popular and welcome staple in many supermarkets and homes in the U.S. and around the world. When people migrated to other countries, thei[…]-READ-MORE>