Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
Mock chopped liver is the perfect way for non-meat eaters to enjoy this classic Jewish favorite and you can make it in minutes.
The Backstory: Mock chopped liver has absolutely nothing to do with liver. Perhaps because it lo[…]-READ-MORE>
This layered gefilte fish torte is an elegant take on the old classic. It’s easy to make and tastes as good as it looks.
The Backstory: There are hundreds of variations of this classic, Jewish first course but this layered gef[…]-READ-MORE>
Baked brie in puff pastry combine with tangy apricot preserves in this decadent (and spectacular) appetizer your guests will devour!
The Backstory: This recipe has absolutely no tie whatsoever to any Jewish folklore, story, or[…]-READ-MORE>
Tuna stuffed tomatoes are a great way to jazz up tuna and deliver a wow presentation! They make a beautiful display on a buffet table and can be made ahead.
The Backstory: The first time I made tuna stuffed tomatoes, I really […]-READ-MORE>
Our potato and apple latkes take traditional latkes and turn up the flavor with sweet and tart notes that make this Hanukkah side so delicious, you’ll want to serve it (I do) all year long! They’re also perfect party apps and favo[…]-READ-MORE>
Golden pastry surrounds a savory filling in this classic potato knish recipe. Perfect for party apps, holidays, or family get-togethers!
The Backstory: Oh, how I love a classic potato knish. I’m sorry (in advance) to everyone […]-READ-MORE>
Spinach cheese bake is a decadent, creamy dip that’s a perfect party appetizer with crackers or pita wedges.
The Backstory: I am a cheese lover. Now pair this with spinach, mushrooms and onions, and this becomes another favo[…]-READ-MORE>
Creamy deviled eggs are a classic appetizer or first course for brunch, lunch, or a holiday meal.
The Backstory: For as long as I can remember, deviled eggs were one of those boring staple foods that showed up on the buffet ta[…]-READ-MORE>
Tender and slightly chewy, these easy kasha kreplach are just perfect for soups or for serving as an appetizer with a tangy dip.
The Backstory: I have to admit that I’ve never had kasha kreplach in my entire life (bad Jew, I k[…]-READ-MORE>
Kosher salmon dip uses canned salmon (a fab shortcut) for an easy, make-ahead appetizer your guests will love.
The Backstory: My grandmother always had canned salmon in her pantry and I always wondered what she did with it. I […]-READ-MORE>
Blini with smoked salmon are elegant appetizers that hit on all fronts: salty, creamy, and perfect two bite noshes.
The Backstory: I first went to The Russian Tea Room in 1999. I was 35 years old and as a born and bred New Yor[…]-READ-MORE>
Eggplant Dip is a savory, tomato-y, slighty sweet spread that’s perfect with crusty bread, crackers, or as a dip for veggies. A perfect make-ahead dish.
The Backstory: Eggplant dip is one of my favorite, go-to appetizers when […]-READ-MORE>