Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
The Backstory: First, I promise that this is a true story. When I asked my mother for her chicken soup recipe, she said: “I’ll have to measure and get back to you.” I said, “How is that possible? You’ve been making this soup for[…]-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>
The Backstory: When I think of borscht, I immediately picture my grandfather slurping up spoonfuls of this deep magenta soup, oblivious to the sounds of his own enjoyment, and smacking his lips with a satisfied “aahh” every few s[…]-READ-MORE>
Nutty, buttery, and truly addicting, our cinnamon almond brittle is crunchy, sweet, and packed with nuts and cinnamon. You won’t be able to stop nibbling!
The Backstory: Recently my friend Lorraine gave me a recipe for Torrone[…]-READ-MORE>
A foolproof, go-to recipe for cakes and cupcakes-it never fails!
The Backstory: Baking is by far, my favorite thing to do in the kitchen. It might have something to do with growing up in my dad’s bagel bakery, surrounded by ca[…]-READ-MORE>
Treat someone you love to gooey and sinfully delicious caramel apples. Crisp fall apples are smothered in melted caramel and make the world a better place!
The Backstory: With the fall season upon us, there’s no better way to […]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: When it comes to Rack of Lamb, it can be said that this is one of the most tasty, elegant dishes you can serve. I was raised on meat and potatoes. Mom made lamb chops occasionally. It was not the baby chops. it w[…]-READ-MORE>
Watch your guests devour this luscious and creamy cake–you won’t have a single slice left.
The Backstory: My girlfriend, Lorraine, swears by this cheesecake. She used to make it all the time. I have yet to sample hers, but sh[…]-READ-MORE>
Healthy and delicious, Greek yogurt parfaits can jumpstart your day, (or wellness resolutions!) and are a delicious, anytime snack.
The Backstory: Yogurt has long held a place in Jewish cuisine, most notably during Shavuot, wh[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Just about every restaurant, delicatessen, wedding reception, dinner party or holiday gathering seems to have a fish offering these days, and most times, it’s a plain salmon dish. Well, who can get excited about th[…]-READ-MORE>
An old-fashioned dessert gets an elegant, modern makeover.
The Backstory: One of my favorite childhood memories is stopping off at a bakery not too far from my father’s own bagel bakery in Borough Park, Brooklyn to pick up a c[…]-READ-MORE>
A retro-dessert that’s just divine! Marshmallows, fruit, coconut and cherries combine in creamy dessert that’s truly addicting.
The Backstory: For as long as I can remember, I grew up thinking that Ambrosia Fruit Salad was a […]-READ-MORE>