Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
A classic, old-time side that’s as delicious and flavorful as it ever was.
The Backstory: I was raised on Jewish soul foods. This included Stuffed Derma (Kishka), chopped liver, chicken soup, and a whole bunch of foods that to[…]-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>
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>
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>
Baked blintzes in a creamy batter are perfect for company, dairy meals, and Break Fast.
The Backstory: There are so many wonderful and funny things about this recipe that I don’t know even where to begin. First, let’s get some[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Potatoes have been around forever and I’m sure many of us can remember our mothers and grandmothers serving boiled potatoes alongside chicken (can you say bland?) or throwing a few potatoes into a roasting pan to c[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: This is a delicious brisket recipe that comes to me from my cousin, who is a fabulous cook and hostess. The recipe uses red wine as well as chicken stock, as a base for the gravy, and while most of the wine cooks o[…]-READ-MORE>
Fried kreplach are crispy, delicious, and completely addictive! Consider these Jewish pot stickers…you won’t be able to stop at one!
The Backstory: Everyone knows kreplach as those delicious soft dumplings that can be foun[…]-READ-MORE>
Panko, parmesan, and savory herbs and spices make these classic stuffed mushrooms full of flavor and crunch.
The Backstory: Classic stuffed mushrooms are one of the easiest appetizers to make for a large crowd–they’re inexpen[…]-READ-MORE>
This no-fail recipe for perfect sweet potatoes turn out crisp and delicious latkes every time. Make sure to make a double batch–they are addicting!
The Backstory: Our perfect sweet potato latkes are a delicious alternative to[…]-READ-MORE>
No matter how fancy or casual your party, the fun doesn’t start without homemade pigs in a blanket–a traditional fan favorite!
The Backstory: Let’s be honest with each other: no matter how fancy the shindig or how high-end the […]-READ-MORE>
Our cabbage soup with flanken recipe turns out a classic, slow-simmering soup with tender beef that simply shreds in the tangy broth.
The Backstory: I well remember my mother making cabbage soup with flanken. Usually she use[…]-READ-MORE>