Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
Exactly what mandel bread should be: crisp, sweet, and golden brown.
The Backstory: I met Lorraine about a year ago. She was a fill in at a Mah Jongg game. When you play Mah Jongg (or any game) with the same group of girls[…]-READ-MORE>
Smoked salmon and caviar toasts are a delectable, elegant appetizer that will wow your guests and are easy to make. What more could you ask for?
The Backstory: The first time I had caviar was at famed The Russian Tea Room in t[…]-READ-MORE>
Dense, chewy, and oh so chocolaty, this is my go-to brownie recipe, hands down.
The Backstory: I’m a self-confessed sweets addict. I suppose it was destiny, with a baker for a father and a bagel bakery as our family business. […]-READ-MORE>
Crisp pastry envelops a sweet and tart cherry filling for a delectable, finger-licking dessert.
The Backstory: Strudel –any kind–has got to be one of the all-time great desserts that has been passed down from Eastern Europea[…]-READ-MORE>
Sweet fresh fruit kebabs and a creamy dip make for a fun, fresh and delicious party appetizer.
The Backstory: Fruit plates, fruit platters and fruit bowls have come a long, long way since our grandmothers scooped out half a wa[…]-READ-MORE>
Jodi’s cinnamon rolls are sticky, sweet, and pull-apart delicious with raisins, pecans, and melty brown sugar. What could be bad?
The Backstory: My son, Morgan and I recently whipped up a batch up of these delicious cinnamon r[…]-READ-MORE>
Baked brie in puff pastry combine with tangy apricot preserves in this decadent (and spectacular) appetizer your guests will devour!
The Backstory: This recipe has absolutely no tie whatsoever to any Jewish folklore, story, or[…]-READ-MORE>
Every Jewish cook needs to be able to make roast chicken in a hurry and this recipe fits the bill. This is the chicken dish you want for Shabbat, company, or even weeknight dinners when you just want to put the bird in the oven an[…]-READ-MORE>
Classic twice-baked cookies dressed up with candied fruit. Jewish biscotti?
The Backstory: There are so many variation of these cookies. Everyone who has ever baked Mandel Bread, will tell you that theirs is the best. And […]-READ-MORE>
Stuffed tomatoes are the perfect side with just the right amount of cheese, bread crumbs, and seasonings. Better yet, they cook up in 10 minutes or less!
The Backstory: At just about every Bar and Bat Mitvah I attended growing[…]-READ-MORE>
Chocolate and fruit are a marriage made in heaven.
The Backstory: Chocolate-covered strawberries are one of the easiest, most elegant, and definitely one of the most romantic desserts, hands down. They also take just minutes t[…]-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>