Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
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>
Our tried and true recipe for stewed plums delivers a sweet and slightly tart, classic dessert that will remind you of your Bubbie’s kitchen.
Backstory: One of my earliest childhood memories is of my grandmother spooning dark […]-READ-MORE>
Crisp pastry envelops a sweet and tart cherry filling for a delectable, finger-licking dessert.
The Backstory: Strudel –any kind–has got to be one of the all-time great desserts that has been passed down from Eastern Europea[…]-READ-MORE>
Invite your friends over for this delicious aromatic cake and a steaming cup of coffee.
The Backstory: Gloria and I met in 1986. We were each on a vacation with our husbands in the Dominican Republic. I must write about the […]-READ-MORE>
Raspberry sour cream mold is a sweet and tart retro dessert that still in style and as delicious as ever.
Backstory: I don’t know how this recipe came to be. I just know that this mold was always on the table for as far back a[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: It was a rarity when my mom made this delicious Stuffed Breast of Veal dish. I do remember that when I first tasted the veal it was love at first bite. When I started cooking, I must admit I didn’t make it ofte[…]-READ-MORE>
Chocolate fondue just screams romance, fun, or party time! It’s easy to make and so much fun to eat. Dip fruit, pound cake, marshmallows, or even macaroons!
The Backstory: Chocolate fondue is one of the fanciest yet easiest de[…]-READ-MORE>
Walk down memory lane with this creamy, rich, diner-style classic pudding.
The Backstory: I distinctly remember walking into the Caravelle Diner in Brooklyn, not too far from my dad’s bagel bakery and coming face to face with […]-READ-MORE>
Eggplant Dip is a savory, tomato-y, slighty sweet spread that’s perfect with crusty bread, crackers, or as a dip for veggies. A perfect make-ahead dish.
The Backstory: Eggplant dip is one of my favorite, go-to appetizers when […]-READ-MORE>
Rice stuffed chicken is a deliciously savory main dish that’s perfect for weeknight dinners, company, or special Shabbat celebrations.
The Backstory: This recipe comes to me by way of my friend, Lorraine. Lorraine is one of […]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: I am probably one of the few people I know that is not crazy about pasta. I do know why; It is not that I don’t like pasta, I just am not a lover of tomatoes, and most pasta dishes call for some variation of red […]-READ-MORE>
Juicy, crumbly, and naturally sweet, this peach berry crisp is a delicious, lower-calorie option to satisfy your sweet tooth!
The Backstory: Peach Berry Crisp is a delicious dessert that feels like two desserts in one. To star[…]-READ-MORE>