Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
The Backstory: Most of the meals I prepare are basic family dinners. But when I really want to “put on the dogs” (old fashion saying) for guests, I make several different main course meat dishes. More of the Backstory af[…]-READ-MORE>
Cold raspberry soup is tart, sweet, refreshing, and a perfect first course for a summer meal. This is also a beautiful appetizer served in shot glasses on trays or even in pretty tea cups for bridal or baby shower.
An old-fashioned dessert gets an elegant, modern makeover.
The Backstory: One of my favorite childhood memories is stopping off at a bakery not too far from my father’s own bagel bakery in Borough Park, Brooklyn to pick up a c[…]-READ-MORE>
Creamy, mild and delicious, whitefish salad is perfect for sandwiches, as a dip, or on a crisp bed of lettuce.
The Backstory: A whole Smoked Whitefish is considered a typical Jewish food. I don’t know if this fish was introd[…]-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>
Healthy, colorful and full of fresh flavors, our Mediterranean Salad is perfect for lunch or a light dinner.This dish is packed with heart-healthy goodness.
The Backstory: This delicious and colorful salad is packed with zesty[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Growing up, my mother told me that when she was a little girl, my grandmother always cooked roasts and chicken for dinner, never hamburgers or anything made from what she called ‘chop meat’ like so many women event[…]-READ-MORE>
You can have your cake and not feel guilty about it with our scrumptious enlightened berry cheesecake. It takes just like the real thing!
The Backstory: Cheesecake is always one of those desserts that people think they can’t h[…]-READ-MORE>
Couscous with spinach, onions and tomatoes is simply fresh and flavorful. This is a perfect side, light lunch (add protein!) and go-to all year round.
…The Backstory continues: This delicious dish is flavorful, satisfying an[…]-READ-MORE>
A classic diner favorite: our lemon meringue pie has perfect crust, lemony filling and light meringue. What could be bad?
The Backstory: This is my all-time, absolute favorite pie in the world. In fact, this might be up there […]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Recently I visited my cousin Clare. Among the many recipes she gave me one was for Chicken Divan. I love this woman. She is funny, smart and at times, well, don’t get her ire going. She stands maybe 5 feet tall[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: My son Adam, loves meat loaf. He will eat this hot, or cold. Whether on a plate, or on a sandwich with ketchup. This is his comfort food. My hubby liked this with spinach mashed potatoes. Adam liked plain[…]-READ-MORE>