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>
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>
Get your perfect holiday stuffing on! Our easy,versatile recipe works for Thanksgiving and Passover (just swap out the crackers.with matzoh!)
The Backstory: This stuffing can be used year round and can also be made for Passove[…]-READ-MORE>
Charlotte’s vanilla cheesecake is pure perfection on a plate. You won’t change a single thing about this classic, decadent recipe.
The Backstory: I’d been hearing about Charlotte’s vanilla cheesecake since I first met my husba[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Recently I visited my cousin Clare. Among the many recipes she gave me was for Chicken Divan. I love this woman. She is funny, smart and at times, well, don’t get her ire going. She stands maybe 5 feet tall but[…]-READ-MORE>
Our light vegetable soup is loaded with chunky veggies and is ideal for making in bulk, freezing in batches, and serving for lunch or anytime snack.
The Backstory: This delicious, feel-good light vegetable soup is one of my go[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Growing up, my mother told me that when she was a little girl, my grandmother always cooked roasts and chicken for dinner, never hamburgers or anything made from what she called ‘chop meat’ like so many women event[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: This is my take on Coq Au Vin. The classic recipes calls for bacon, but since I don’t eat or cook with bacon (and there aren’t any pork recipes on The Jewish Kitchen), we improvise! The rest of the recipe makes us[…]-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>
The Backstory: Every Passover, I go in search of delicious, flavorful desserts that won’t disappoint or fall flat (no pun intended) due to their lack of flour and leavening agents, and every year, I find myself digging out my sam[…]-READ-MORE>
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>
Chicken a la King is a creamy and classic one pot meal that’s easy to make and perfect for weeknight dinners.
The Backstory: This recipe came to me from my friend, Dini. She got this from her friend Faye. I just love it wh[…]-READ-MORE>