Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
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>
The Backstory: When I think of borscht, I immediately picture my grandfather slurping up spoonfuls of this deep magenta soup, oblivious to the sounds of his own enjoyment, and smacking his lips with a satisfied “aahh” every few s[…]-READ-MORE>
Pomegranate glazed chicken has a tart and sweet balance of flavors and is a perfect main dish for Rosh Hashanah or Shabbat celebrations.
The Backstory: Let’s face it: there are only so many things you can do with chicken. But […]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: From the first moment I set foot in Paris in the winter of 1997, I loved it the way everyone who falls in love with the City of Love (and Light) falls in love. Deeply, madly, insanely. More of the Backstory after t[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: My mom made this soup often as it is a traditional Jewish soup that is often found on deli menus and is something that her generation grew up with. Most of the time she made it with beef flanken. When mom used mu[…]-READ-MORE>
Juicy, crumbly, and naturally sweet, this peach berry crisp is a delicious, lower-calorie option to satisfy your sweet tooth!
The Backstory: Peach Berry Crisp is a delicious dessert that feels like two desserts in one. To star[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: When I was cooking for my family of four, I would often turn to this meat as a safe dish to make. It’s easy and was always a wiinner. My family enjoyed it and so did whomever was at my table when I barbecued it. […]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: I will eat potatoes in any way that they are prepared. Potatoes were a staple at every dinner my mother made. My dad was a meat and potatoes guy. The meal was almost always the same: mashed potatoes made with P[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: This is so easy and delicious to make. I live alone, and I look for recipes that take me little time and little prep. I also make this for my niece-in-law Phyllis. I try to vary my menu when she comes for dinne[…]-READ-MORE>
A classic, old-time side that’s as delicious and flavorful as it ever was.
The Backstory: I was raised on Jewish soul foods. This included Stuffed Derma (Kishka), chopped liver, chicken soup, and a whole bunch of foods that to[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: When I want something fast and easy, this is one of the dishes I turn to. I always have chicken breast in my freezer. It seems most people like white meat chicken. Me? I always want dark meat chicken.. My mom[…]-READ-MORE>
Surprisingly delicious, chicken with ketchup glaze strikes the perfect balance of sweet and tanginess and makes a quick and easy weeknight dinner.
The Backstory: Okay, so not exactly the most appetizing name for a dish, but It[…]-READ-MORE>