Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
The Backstory: When I think of kugel, I can’t help but think of my father doing his standard joke in a heavily accented Polish dialect, “Is it kugel or is it pujjink?” (meaning noodle pudding). You see, when it comes to kugel, mo[…]-READ-MORE>
Sweet. juicy grilled pineapple is the perfect ending to a summer meal. It stands on its own or rises to perfection with a dollop of ice cream or sorbet.
The Backstory: Grilled Pineapple is just about one of the most delectable[…]-READ-MORE>
Our lightened up version of hearty potato salad is full of flavor and texture–you’ll never miss the extra fat and calories. This is your go-to summer side!
The Backstory: Did you know that everyone’s favorite summer side dish[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: I have had this recipe for so long (ages) that I can’t even remember who gave it to me. If any of my friends are reading this and thinking, “Myrna, I gave it to you,” I thank you and here is your shot at fame. More[…]-READ-MORE>
Our perfect cranberry sauce is sweet, tart, and the easiest side you’ll make for Thanksgiving, Make ahead and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
The Backstory: What really needs to be said about everyone’s favorite Thanksgi[…]-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>
Step back in time with our classic kasha varnishkes, just like Bubbie used to make. This comforting dish is truly a taste of yesteryear.
The Backstory: Kasha is a grain also known as buckwheat or groats. This grain was popul[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: For over 50 years I have been making this casserole and I know that many, many people make it for Thanksgiving, but my father loved it all year round. I have prepared this for almost every holiday dinner that he at[…]-READ-MORE>
Couscous and chick-pea salad is healthy, full of flavor, texture, and perfect for lunch, sides, and snacking.
The Backstory: Couscous, a delicious and healthy grain (it’s actually a tiny pasta!) made from wheat or barley, orig[…]-READ-MORE>
Yes, you can make these at home! Our easy baked fries come out crispy, delicious, and good for you every time!
The Backstory: Who says fries are off limits? I don’t, especially when they’re baked and the delicious flavor of th[…]-READ-MORE>
Roasted cauliflower with lemon and garlic is insanely delicious and a perfect side dish.
The Backstory: Roasted cauliflower with lemon and garlic is just about one of the tastiest foods you could serve. Cauliflower itself is a[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Another one of those classic buffet and party salads, comes the sweet and crunchy Carrot and Raisin Salad. Why didn’t I appreciate this masterpiece all those years ago when it showed up at nearly every family bris[…]-READ-MORE>