Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
Sweet carrots, almonds, nutmeg and vanilla create autumn-inspired carrot latkes that are just too good be true!
The Backstory: I don’t know where I got this Carrot Latke recipe. All I know is that any kind of latkes has to be […]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory:Whether you call it Sweet potatoes or Yams, potatoes of every shape, texture, and color have been around for eons. Practically every culture has its own way of preparing them, from the most rustic recipes (boiled,[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: There are so many varieties of kugel recipes, that it can be confusing to know which to make (and for which occasion). Between the sweet, the savory, the crunchy, the creamy, those with fruit, and those wtihout…i[…]-READ-MORE>
Golden noodle barley is an old-fashioned, side dish that’s perfect with fish, beef, or chicken, featuring comfy flavors that will take you back in time.
The Backstory: Barley has been around for more than 13,000 years. The are[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: This rice pilaf recipe is so rich in seasonings and all the veggies that makes it a dish I prepare all the time. I was interested in learning about the main ingredient, rice. I decided to do some research. I fin[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: What would Thanksgiving be without its magnificent side dishes? Some years, I think I’d rather eat a plateful of side dishes than the big bird itself, and I’m the one who usually cooks our turkey. Go figure! More o[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: When my son was just a few months old, I started to make a lot of his baby foods from scratch. I’m not sure why–I wasn’t on the organic/homemade-is-best bandwagon, but I became a mother late in life (42) and doing[…]-READ-MORE>
Corn succotash is a delicious medley of sauteed, sweet and tender veggies.
The Backstory: Forget the traditional recipes you’re used to–more up to date veggies have been added to make this a truly exciting dish. Usually corn […]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: I confess: I’m fussy when it comes to potato salad (and coleslaw for that matter). It’s a New York thing. I’ve grown up around delis and good Jewish soul food, and so I’m hard-pressed to give a thumb’s up to a dece[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: An age old question that Jews will ask when being served this dish “Is it kugel or is it pudding?” And everyone has an opinion. It is called whatever you want it to be, depending on your age. If you come from a […]-READ-MORE>
Our sweet, crunchy mixture of fruit, nuts, wine, and spices make our sweet and nutty charoset a taste you’ll recall from childhood. It’s so good, you’ll eat it by the spoonful.
The Backstory: Hosting a Passover Seder can be over[…]-READ-MORE>
Kosher fried onion rings are crispy, delicious, and easy to make at home. Treat yourself to this childhood favorite with this crunchy childhood favorite.
The Backstory: Onions, in any form was a no no for me to eat. Of course […]-READ-MORE>