Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
The Backstory: My daughter, Jodi, prefers this Honey Mustard Sauce to plain mustard. I can understand why. The sweetness and the spices of the mustard add so much flavor to many dishes. You get that ying and yang of sweet […]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Every Passover, I go in search of delicious, flavorful desserts that won’t disappoint or fall flat (no pun intended) due to their lack of flour and leavening agents, and every year, I find myself digging out my sam[…]-READ-MORE>
Our tried and true recipe for stewed plums delivers a sweet and slightly tart, classic dessert that will remind you of your Bubbie’s kitchen.
Backstory: One of my earliest childhood memories is of my grandmother spooning dark […]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Walk into any diner or Jewish deli restaurant and you will more than likely find chicken salad on the menu. However, this refreshing salad, made with avocado has been a relatively newcomer to menus. With avocad[…]-READ-MORE>
Nutty cream cheese balls are a decadent, make-ahead party app that’s creamy, crunchy, and perfect every time.
Backstory: This fast and easy recipe is another one that I borrowed from a friend. If any of my friends are reading […]-READ-MORE>
Our vegetable lasagna is the perfect, one-pan meal for weeknights, Shabbat, or feeding a crowd. Make a second pan to freeze for later on!
The Backstory: Pasta is one of those dishes that is loved by almost everyone I know. W[…]-READ-MORE>
Tomato herring salad is an oldie but a goodie–a creamy dressing with savory seasoning and fresh herbs make this dish fresh, modern, and worth a second look.
The Backstory: How well I remember the oval can of Tomato Herring my […]-READ-MORE>
Our mini pecan pies make it almost too easy to indulge–no need to make a whole pie to enjoy this classic dessert. These two-bite treats hit the spot!
The Backstory: I cannot wait to make this recipe. My husband is a pecan pie[…]-READ-MORE>
Green Beans Almondine is an elegant side dish that takes minutes to prepare and adds instant panache to your dinner table.
The Backstory: This elegant, crispy and flavorful side has to be one of the easiest vegetable dishes […]-READ-MORE>
Our lightened up version of hearty potato salad is full of flavor and texture–you’ll never miss the extra fat and calories. This is your go-to summer side!
The Backstory: Did you know that everyone’s favorite summer side dish[…]-READ-MORE>
Nutritious, creamy, and full of fresh fruit, our fresh fruit smoothie is perfect for breakfast or anytime you crave a refreshing snack.
The Backstory: With everyone into the smoothie craze these days, it’s hard to know which o[…]-READ-MORE>
Dense and moist make this cake a fan favorite!
The Backstory: This is the quintessential vanilla poundcake recipe that belongs in every cook’s collection of go-to desserts. It is absolutely scrumptious by itself, dressed […]-READ-MORE>