Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
The Backstory: My cousin Rhonda sent me this recipe– it’s her mother’s. I can imagine her mom serving this on Friday night for the Sabbath. This is one of those dishes that were very common among Jewish cooks of a certain ge[…]-READ-MORE>
These gorgeous tart, creamy, and delicious two-bite mini lemon cheesecake tarts are absolutely addicting! The combination of cheesecake and lemon is as close to confection heaven as it gets and these are just beautiful topped with[…]-READ-MORE>
Our Rosh Hashanah honey cake is sweet and moist with a touch of whiskey for incredible depth of flavor. This is the perfect ending to your holiday meal.
The Backstory: Sponge cake usually surpasses honey cake in popularity as […]-READ-MORE>
Our tossed salad with red wine vinaigrette is the only salad and dressing recipe you need in your repertoire to pull off a a delicious first course, fast.
The Backstory: This is one of my go-to salads and salad dressings. It’s[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: When it comes to Rack of Lamb, it can be said that this is one of the most tasty, elegant dishes you can serve. I was raised on meat and potatoes. Mom made lamb chops occasionally. It was not the baby chops. it w[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: My family always loved soup. It’s just one of those comfort foods, like stew, meat loaf and roasted chicken that always warms the soul. I admit, it took me a long time to learn how to prepare soup so that they […]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: My cousin Elaine, who is a Holocaust survivor, gave me this recipe. She and I always chat on the phone every Friday night. She has filled me with stories of her youth and the years she spent as a young teenager in […]-READ-MORE>
Vegetarian chopped liver tastes close enough to the real thing that even Bubbie would approve!
The Backstory: I found this recipe by accident. I was digging through my many folders and notebooks of recipes, news clippings of r[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: I cannot remember a time when this velvety soup was not served for a holiday dinner. My mom never measured anything, and here I am trying to convert her favorite answer to my question, “how much of this or that” […]-READ-MORE>
Buttery vanilla and chocolate cake swirled into a perfect bundt.
The Backstory: When I was a little girl, I distinctly remember my grandmother making delicious marble cakes in silver tube pans. She would pop the cake out of th[…]-READ-MORE>
There are many ways to make this classic side, but our crispy potato kugel is savory from green onions with a surprise topping that takes it over the edge!
The Backstory: This crispy potato kugel recipe was given to me when I[…]-READ-MORE>
Buttery twist rolls turn out soft, slightly chewy, and delicious every time. They work for every meal and look beautiful on a Shabbat or holiday table.
The Backstory: This little bit of a heavenly recipe for buttery twist roll[…]-READ-MORE>