Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
The Backstory: At many a Shabbat or Yom Tov table is a dish that often sits in the shadow of a main course, soup or Challah. Perhaps Kugel is often underappreciated because the Jewish staple is just that – a staple. More of the[…]-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>
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>
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>
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>
Broccoli slaw is a crunchy, flavorful and fun take on traditional cole slaw. This versatile side is the perfect accompaniment to sandwiches, grilled dishes, and of course, deserves its rightful place at your next barbecue.
The Backstory: I am always looking for what I call my diet foods. Veggies are always a good source for weight loss and this traditional French dish can be used both ways. When I top it off with a sprinkle of grated mozzarella o[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: My girlfriend Gloria is an excellent cook. About 30 years ago my husband and I were invited to her home for dinner. This casserole was one of the delectable foods she prepared that night. Whatever she served wa[…]-READ-MORE>
What’s a picnic without classic macaroni salad? Our version is delicious, easy to make and is the perfect balance of creamy and zesty.
The Backstory: : What would a picnic or deli sandwich be without a scoop of…macaroni sal[…]-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>
Jazz up store-bought chopped pickled herring with this simple recipe in just a few minutes for a delicious side or lunch.
The Backstory: I am sure chopped pickled herring has been around since man first walked the earth, found[…]-READ-MORE>
Fresh, tangy, and perfect as a side to just about any meal, our marinated cucumber salad beats any store bought version and is light, healthy and refreshing.
The Backstory: You know all those pre-made salads and sides at your […]-READ-MORE>