Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
The Backstory: I haven’t had roast duck in years. Whenever I see this on a menu I immediately think of my mother-in-law, Marcia. Marcia wasn’t the best cook in the world. She didn’t have to be. For the first 40 years of her[…]-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: I had never cooked a good, or for that matter, a standard roast beef that was edible. It was either too well done or under cooked. When it was over cooked I would tell my hubby “let’s have something light” for di[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Lamb chops are one of my favorite meats. I don’t know of anyone who would disagree with me. Except my husband. You see, he was raised on baby lamb chops. That is the one food he asked me to never cook. He co[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: I first had fried chicken in 1965. Even though we were in Western Pa. this was Southern Fried Chicken at it’s best. My hubby and I were traveling back to New York from Chicago. It was Easter Sunday and late at nigh[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: My cousin Elaine, who is a Holocaust survivor, gave me this recipe. She and I always chat on the phone every Friday night. She has filled me with stories of her youth and the years she spent as a young teenager in […]-READ-MORE>
My son made this for me a few years ago. It is absolutely delicious–light, flaky and perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection. I find that this method of preparing Salmon has become my favorite way of indulging in this delicio[…]-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>
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>
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>
Old-fashioned franks and beans are a retro one-pot dish that will bring you back to your childhood.
The Backstory: I remember eating old-fashioned franks and beans during my childhood as clearly as if I just sat down and had i[…]-READ-MORE>
A classic New England favorite, our baked scrod is flaky, light, and perfectly seasoned.
The Backstory: This simple recipe for Baked Scrod can be adopted for most fish dishes. Whenever I visit my daughter and her family in And[…]-READ-MORE>