Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
This is the old-fashioned good stuff, made by a real Bubby.
The Backstory: Recently, I chatted with my Canadian cousin, Rhonda. After discussing family happenings, I asked her if she had any recipes to share with me. And, di[…]-READ-MORE>
Our sweet raspberry rugelach is tried and true classic that’s perfect for every holiday, get together, and simcha. This is a fun dessert to make with the kids (they’ll love rolling these up) and it’s also a gorgeous dess[…]-READ-MORE>
Braised short ribs are tender, savory, hearty, and the meat just falls off the bone. A perfect Shabbat or holiday meal.
The Backstory: Braised short ribs sound much more complicated to cook than they really are and truth be to[…]-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>
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>
Nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar infuse these classic baked apples and the results are just delicious.
The Backstory: There’s just something about baked apples that evokes memories of childhood, grandparents, and the warm, swe[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: It was a rarity when my mom made this delicious Stuffed Breast of Veal dish. I do remember that when I first tasted the veal it was love at first bite. When I started cooking, I must admit I didn’t make it ofte[…]-READ-MORE>
Tender and slightly chewy, these easy kasha kreplach are just perfect for soups or for serving as an appetizer with a tangy dip.
The Backstory: I have to admit that I’ve never had kasha kreplach in my entire life (bad Jew, I k[…]-READ-MORE>
Oven roasted vegetables are sweet, caramelized, and fork tender. They are so delicious, they can be an entire meal unto themselves.
The Backstory: Roasted vegetables are so easy to prepare. And they are a great pairing for chi[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: This hearty stew always brings me back to living in New York in the bleak, cold winters months. This easy to make dish, with the broth surrounding the beef and the veggies with their savory seasonings is a delight […]-READ-MORE>
Mom’s Tzimmes is a sweet, tender, and succulent fruit stew that cooks up in under an hour. It’s perfect for Passover or the High Holy Days.
The Backstory: This traditional, stewed dish is always served on Rosh Hashanah. I ha[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: For over 50 years I have been making this casserole and I know that many, many people make it for Thanksgiving, but my father loved it all year round. I have prepared this for almost every holiday dinner that he at[…]-READ-MORE>