Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
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>
Chicken with eggplant is a Middle-Eastern inspired dish that’s tender, flavorful, and surrounded by the most delicious, savory sauce. This dish is even better the second day so make a large batch to ensure leftovers.
Crumbly, sweet, and delicious, these are perfect for breakfast or anytime you want a quick snack to-go.
The Backstory: These are my absolute favorite corn muffins and they are super easy to make. The small addition of honey do[…]-READ-MORE>
Blini with smoked salmon are elegant appetizers that hit on all fronts: salty, creamy, and perfect two bite noshes.
The Backstory: I first went to The Russian Tea Room in 1999. I was 35 years old and as a born and bred New Yor[…]-READ-MORE>
Nutty, buttery, and truly addicting, our cinnamon almond brittle is crunchy, sweet, and packed with nuts and cinnamon. You won’t be able to stop nibbling!
The Backstory: Recently my friend Lorraine gave me a recipe for Torrone[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: From the first moment I set foot in Paris in the winter of 1997, I loved it the way everyone who falls in love with the City of Love (and Light) falls in love. Deeply, madly, insanely. More of the Backstory after t[…]-READ-MORE>
Chicken with apricots and carrots is a comforting one-pot dish that’s perfect for company, holidays, or Shabbat dinner.
The Backstory: I recently celebrated Rosh Hashanah 2016 with family and friends at my daughter and my son-[…]-READ-MORE>
Almond crusted fish is a nutty, delicious way to jazz up white fish and give it a nutty, tasty, surprise. This is a perfect Shabbat or company dish.
The Backstory: With all the delicious and savory ways there are to prepare wh[…]-READ-MORE>
Creamy pumpkin and rich chocolate are perfect partners in our decadent and chewy, chocolate pumpkin brownies. YUM!
The Backstory: Brownies are a traditional American classic dessert, first made famous when Fanny Farmer put her[…]-READ-MORE>
Panko, parmesan, and savory herbs and spices make these classic stuffed mushrooms full of flavor and crunch.
The Backstory: Classic stuffed mushrooms are one of the easiest appetizers to make for a large crowd–they’re inexpen[…]-READ-MORE>
This smoked salmon Eggs Benedict recipe is truly perfect, easy, and the best brunch dish you’ll ever make.
The Backstory: Well, what can one say about this decadent twist on the classic Eggs Benedict? Whoever makes this for yo[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: It’s funny how just about every culture and cuisine has some type (or numerous types) of filled pasta. From kreplach to ravioli to pierogis to shumai and dumplings, people around the world seem to love their noodle[…]-READ-MORE>