Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
On Shavuout, we celebrate the gift of Torah by eating dairy foods (which liken the words from the Torah to the sweetness of the foods, “like milk and honey”. From blintzes to cheesecakes, we’ve got everything you need for a sweet […]-READ-MORE>
Fried matzoh brie pancakes are a sweet (or savory) way to take ho-hum leftover matzoh to the next level. This is a delicious breakfast, brunch, or snack that takes minutes to make and adds zip to your usual matzoh routine.
The Backstory: Every Passover, I go in search of delicious, flavorful desserts that won’t disappoint or fall flat (no pun intended) due to their lack of flour and leavening agents, and every year, I find myself digging out my sam[…]-READ-MORE>
On Simchat Torah, Jews rejoice in the Torah and celebrate by dancing with the sacred scrolls. This holiday marks the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings and the beginning of the next cycle. Simchat Torah begins[…]-READ-MORE>
Your favorite holiday meal, only lighter and a healthier (but just as juicy!)
The Backstory: Who doesn’t love a moist, tender brisket at the holidays? No one, I know! Well now you can have your delicious brisket and not feel g[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: There probably isn’t a meal as coveted, anticipated, and fussed over as the Thanksgiving meal, and with good reason. Between the juicy turkey, the delectable side dishes, and the decadent desserts, there are a mill[…]-READ-MORE>
Surprisingly delicious, chicken with ketchup glaze strikes the perfect balance of sweet and tanginess and makes a quick and easy weeknight dinner.
The Backstory: Okay, so not exactly the most appetizing name for a dish, but It[…]-READ-MORE>
You’ll go bananas over this deliciously sweet, classic treat. Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea or as a little nosh.
The Backstory: There really is no backstory for this recipe, at least in terms of classic Jewish history or[…]-READ-MORE>
Classic butter pastry is rolled tight with almonds, raisins, and cinnamon.
The Backstory: As far as strudels go, this version is a little more refined than your standard fruit-filled strudel. Oh sure, it tempts you (as do all […]-READ-MORE>
Tuna noodle casserole is as delicious now as it was back then (circa 1960’s) and it’s a perfect dinner to whip up when you’re short on time but have basic pantry ingredients on hand.
The Backstory: This classic old-fashioned t[…]-READ-MORE>
Who knew that chocolate chip and cherry rugelach could be so sinful? No wonder Jews have been showing up with boxes of it under their arms at every holiday and special occasion!
The Backstory: This is my all-time favorite ruge[…]-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>