Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
Thick-cut challah is dipped in egg, cinnamon and vanilla batter and fried to perfection.
The Backstory: Jewish or not Jewish, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t go weak in the knees at their first bite of Challah French Toast (an[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: I first had this dish at my Aunt Lena’s house in Boston in 1948 or 1949. I was probably about 7 or 8 years old at the time. This was a very popular dairy dish that was commonly made in Kosher homes and almost alway[…]-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: Whenever I make this side dish, I am reminded of the Jewish holidays. In the early years of my life, my mom always had sweet potatoes as a side dish for every special occasion. Truth be told, the sweet potatoes mo[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: This is my version of Scalloped Potatoes. I could eat this for 3 meals a day and never tire of it. It is creamy, very tasty and just mouth watering. Not many people would go gaga over potatoes, but I would. I[…]-READ-MORE>
A classic diner favorite: our lemon meringue pie has perfect crust, lemony filling and light meringue. What could be bad?
The Backstory: This is my all-time, absolute favorite pie in the world. In fact, this might be up there […]-READ-MORE>
An old-fashioned, chocolaty classic that deserves its place in history. It’s. That. Good.
The Backstory: There must be something wrong with me because I’m physically restraining myself from getting out of this chair, baking th[…]-READ-MORE>
It doesn’t get more elegant than Kosher Beef Wellington and you can get it on the table in a little over an hour. Perfect for Shabbat or the High Holidays.
The Backstory: What can one say about Beef Wellington? It is an eleg[…]-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>
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>
Creamy potatoes layered over zesty beef in a savory tomato sauce make Mom’s Shepherd’s Pie comfort food the whole family will enjoy.
The Backstory: Shepherd Pie, is one of my mom’s Summer Specials. That is the only time she […]-READ-MORE>
Walk down memory lane with this creamy, rich, diner-style classic pudding.
The Backstory: I distinctly remember walking into the Caravelle Diner in Brooklyn, not too far from my dad’s bagel bakery and coming face to face with […]-READ-MORE>