Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
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>
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>
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>
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: This delicious, fresh salad originated in the Middle East and has become a popular and welcome staple in many supermarkets and homes in the U.S. and around the world. When people migrated to other countries, thei[…]-READ-MORE>
This velvety sweet and savory soup is the perfect first course for Thanksgiving or any festive fall meal. Add some warm crusty bread and enjoy.
The Backstory: Let me just come right out and say it: I am not a soup lover. More […]-READ-MORE>
Healthy, colorful and full of fresh flavors, our Mediterranean Salad is perfect for lunch or a light dinner.This dish is packed with heart-healthy goodness.
The Backstory: This delicious and colorful salad is packed with zesty[…]-READ-MORE>
Phyllis’s chicken soup turns out a perfectly-seasoned, delicate golden broth every time. This is is my go-to recipe for holiday cooking and Shabbat meals.
The Backstory: My mother-in-law hosts the most amazing (and I mean amaz[…]-READ-MORE>
Invite your friends over for this delicious aromatic cake and a steaming cup of coffee.
The Backstory: Gloria and I met in 1986. We were each on a vacation with our husbands in the Dominican Republic. I must write about the […]-READ-MORE>
Fall fruits and warm cinnamon combine in this classic but lighter version of apple cranberry cobbler. Be ready to swoon.
The Backstory: This fruit-filled cobbler is a perfect dessert for the High Holidays, Thanksgiving, Chanuk[…]-READ-MORE>
Our light cinnamon coffee cake is moist, crumbly, and every bit as delicious as the full-fat version of the beloved classic.
The Backstory: Is there anything more inviting than the smell of a freshly-baked cinnamon coffee cake[…]-READ-MORE>
Tender chicken, dried apricots, and a tangy sweet glaze bake to perfection to make holiday apricot chicken a sweet and savory showstopper dish.
The Backstory: What would any holiday or Shabbat dinner be without a roasted chick[…]-READ-MORE>