Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
Sweet seasonal fruit and warm spices bake until tender under a crumbly, buttery topping.
The Backstory: I was looking through all the recipes that I had accumulated over the years and came upon this recipe. I have to admit–I […]-READ-MORE>
Our fresh fruit salad has a light citrus and vanilla sauce that makes it a perfect ending to any meal or an ideal snack when you’re craving something sweet.
The Backstory: This refreshing, light, and juicy fresh fruit salad is[…]-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>
Shirlee’s sugar cookies are truly melt-in-your mouth perfect butter cookies that are impossible to put down after just one bite. These are delicious with coffee, tea, or tucked inside a lunch box. Decorate them for showers, Bar or[…]-READ-MORE>
Grandma’s poppyseed cookies are thin, crisp, and buttery, and melt right in your mouth!
The Backstory: To say that my husband loves his Grandma’s poppyseed cookies would be an understatement. He loves them and he loves them de[…]-READ-MORE>
Our sweet raspberry rugelach is tried and true classic that’s perfect for every holiday, get together, and simcha. This is a fun dessert to make with the kids (they’ll love rolling these up) and it’s also a gorgeous dess[…]-READ-MORE>
Our old-fashioned apple walnut cake smells and tastes just like what Bubbie used to make. It’s sweet, crumbly, nutty and perfect for company or a nosh.
The Backstory: As beautiful as this photo is, it simply doesn’t do this ca[…]-READ-MORE>
Invite your friends over for this delicious aromatic cake and a steaming cup of coffee.
The Backstory: Gloria and I met in 1986. We were each on a vacation with our husbands in the Dominican Republic. I must write about the […]-READ-MORE>
Rich, sweet, and decadent done right! Our recipe for strawberry cheese crepes takes an indulgent dessert and makes it guilt-free.
The Backstory: Every now and then I love to go all out and whip up a wow dish that’s a real sh[…]-READ-MORE>
Sweet and scrumptious make this buttery cookie a fantastic treat.
The Backstory: First, two disclaimers: don’t be discouraged because this recipe states that the prep time is 2 hours and 10 minutes: the dough has to chill for […]-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>
Dense, chewy, and oh so chocolaty, this is my go-to brownie recipe, hands down.
The Backstory: I’m a self-confessed sweets addict. I suppose it was destiny, with a baker for a father and a bagel bakery as our family business. […]-READ-MORE>