Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
The Backstory: My cousin Rhonda sent me this recipe– it’s her mother’s. I can imagine her mom serving this on Friday night for the Sabbath. This is one of those dishes that were very common among Jewish cooks of a certain ge[…]-READ-MORE>
Mesclun greens with pears, dried cherries and candies walnuts is a beautiful fall and winter salad that’s bursting with seasonal flavors.
The Backstory: This is my all-time favorite salad to serve during the fall holidays. The[…]-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>
Nutty, sweet, and chewy, our date nut bread is perfect for toast, as is, or even in French toast.
The Backstory: I don’t know where I got this recipe, but it has been with so many other recipes that I’ve had in a folder that[…]-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>
Banana crepes with dark chocolate are the dessert to make when you want to impress–and our version is low in calories and fat!
The Backstory: Every now and then I love to go all out and whip up a wow dish that’s a real showst[…]-READ-MORE>
Lemon Poppy Seed cake is sweet, tart, moist and truly melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
The Backstory: I’m a firm believer that you should be able to have your cake and not feel guilty about it. After all, life is about enjoying o[…]-READ-MORE>
Chicken a la King is a creamy and classic one pot meal that’s easy to make and perfect for weeknight dinners.
The Backstory: This recipe came to me from my friend, Dini. She got this from her friend Faye. I just love it wh[…]-READ-MORE>
Creamy, mild and delicious, whitefish salad is perfect for sandwiches, as a dip, or on a crisp bed of lettuce.
The Backstory: A whole Smoked Whitefish is considered a typical Jewish food. I don’t know if this fish was introd[…]-READ-MORE>
Our tossed salad with red wine vinaigrette is the only salad and dressing recipe you need in your repertoire to pull off a a delicious first course, fast.
The Backstory: This is one of my go-to salads and salad dressings. It’s[…]-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>
Beautiful to look at and luscious inside, Gloria’s Jam Roll Cake is a gorgeous dessert that your guest will devour. Be prepared to hand over the recipe!
The Backstory: My friend Gloria gave me this recipe for this fabulous cak[…]-READ-MORE>