Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
Crisp falafel balls are simply perfect in a pita sandwich or in a salad in this classic Middle Eastern dish.
The Backstory: Oh how I love falafel and my road to discovering this classic Israeli street food started in my childh[…]-READ-MORE>
Sweet fresh fruit kebabs and a creamy dip make for a fun, fresh and delicious party appetizer.
The Backstory: Fruit plates, fruit platters and fruit bowls have come a long, long way since our grandmothers scooped out half a wa[…]-READ-MORE>
Savory string beans go from basic to over-the-top delicious with parm, herbs, and spices, making them the perfect side for fish.
The Backstory: This recipe for savory string beans is yet another delicious creation from my girl[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Mushrooms are a great companion to many foods.This mushroom sauce recipe goes well with beef, poultry, fish, and soups. The variety of mushrooms seems to be endless. Any type that you chose to use will make a w[…]-READ-MORE>
Mom’s Perfect Kugel is my go-to kugel for every holiday. Apricot preserves, vanilla notes, and a crunchy, to-die-for topping, put it over the top. This is my most-requested recipe.
The Backstory: If you put five (or 50) Jewish[…]-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>
This delicious fall salad with dried cranberries and candied walnuts is tart, sweet and a perfect first course.
The Backstory: I have always been a fan of what I call fall salads with dried cranberries and candied nuts. Thes[…]-READ-MORE>
This gorgeous, tender green is roasted to sweet perfection and dressed up with a drizzle of oil and a sprinkling of fresh herbs. This is the perfect side to any main course.
The Backstory: Roasted Spinach is one of the easiest[…]-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: 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>
Phyllis’s Spinach Pie is one of our top-rated recipes and the ultimate comfort food. This decadent dish is a perfect side or lunch with a salad. Double the recipe and make two (freeze one!)
The Backstory: My mother-in-law is r[…]-READ-MORE>
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>