Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
A smooth, creamy, classic that will remind you of days gone by.
The Backstory: One of the recipes that my cousin Rhonda shared with me is her famous, to-die-for rice pudding. I don’t know of one person that doesn’t like th[…]-READ-MORE>
Watch your guests devour this luscious and creamy cake–you won’t have a single slice left.
The Backstory: My girlfriend, Lorraine, swears by this cheesecake. She used to make it all the time. I have yet to sample hers, but sh[…]-READ-MORE>
Start this slow-cooking, traditional cholent stew the night before Shabbat for a delicious, cook-free Friday night.
The Backstory: Traditional cholent is a savory, fork-tender stew that dates back thousands of years. It was ap[…]-READ-MORE>
Ptcha is an acquired taste, but this delicious recipe is definitely a wonderful taste of the old country.
The Backstory: So what is this crazy-sounding Jewish dish that will surely test your “ch” pronunciation skills?? Ptcha i[…]-READ-MORE>
Invite your friends over for this delicious aromatic cake and a steaming cup of coffee.
The Backstory: Gloria and I met in 1986. We were each on a vacation with our husbands in the Dominican Republic. I must write about the […]-READ-MORE>
Poached pears in fruit juice is an elegant ending to any holiday or Shabbat meal and it takes only minutes to make.
The Backstory: This delicious dessert is a perfect choice for the High Holidays, a special occasion, or anytim[…]-READ-MORE>
Our fork-tender, Kosher Chicken Piccata is both citrusy and creamy at the same time. This delicious Italian favorite gets a Kosher makeover with a few easy swap outs and the dish retains all the flavor it’s famous for.
Cheesy, crumbly, and savory, Kosher cheesy stuffed mushrooms are the perfect two-bite finger foods for your next get together.
The Backstory: These savory appetizers are the perfect party starter for just about any occasion. T[…]-READ-MORE>
Cranberry orange bread isn’t a Jewish recipe per se, but it has been on my Thanksgiving table for as long as I can remember. The deliciously tart cranberries and sweet orange combination baked into a vanilla-infused loaf is perfec[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: This recipe is something I concocted. I have been doing the stove top version for as long as I could remember. I also am using the same deep, heavy aluminum skillet that my grandmother gave me. It is safe to say I […]-READ-MORE>
Sweet carrots, almonds, nutmeg and vanilla create autumn-inspired carrot latkes that are just too good be true!
The Backstory: I don’t know where I got this Carrot Latke recipe. All I know is that any kind of latkes has to be […]-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>