Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
Sweet crunchy carrots and fall spices make these delicious carrot muffins perfect anytime snacks and breakfast picks.
The Backstory: There’s just nothing like the smell of carrot muffins baking in the oven. The warm autumn aro[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: I will eat potatoes in any way that they are prepared. Potatoes were a staple at every dinner my mother made. My dad was a meat and potatoes guy. The meal was almost always the same: mashed potatoes made with P[…]-READ-MORE>
Cucumber, onion, and dill salad is tart, crisp, and fresh, just like it came right from your favorite New York appetizing counter.
The Backstory: Whenever I have leftover cucumbers, I make cucumber, onion,and dill salad. I a[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: My cousin Rhonda, who resides in Canada, gave me this recipe. It is from her sister, Ricky. The story of my Canadian relatives go back for decades. My grandfather and Ricky’s grandmother were brother and sister[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Whenever I make this side dish, I am reminded of the Jewish holidays. In the early years of my life, my mom always had sweet potatoes as a side dish for every special occasion. Truth be told, the sweet potatoes mo[…]-READ-MORE>
Microwave salmon is a quick and easy recipe that lets you prepare a proper meal in minutes without sacrificing flavor.
The Backstory: Believe it or not, microwave cooking can sometimes be as good as doing it the old-fashioned […]-READ-MORE>
Sweet, crunchy, and soft on the inside, these easy corn fritters will be the appetizer hit of your next cocktail party or holiday celebration.
The Backstory: Corn fritters are an easy side dish or appetizer to prepare and they[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Chicken can be found in practically every culture and cuisine throughout the world, and in Jewish culture, chicken plays a special role in so many of our observances, menus, and customs. From our beautiful and maje[…]-READ-MORE>
Easy rice and orzo makes a perfect side dish for fish, chicken or beef. This simple dish absorbs the flavors of herbs, broth, and veggies.
The Backstory: Rice and orzo is a combination of pasta and rice. This delicious side di[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: I haven’t had roast duck in years. Whenever I see this on a menu I immediately think of my mother-in-law, Marcia. Marcia wasn’t the best cook in the world. She didn’t have to be. For the first 40 years of her[…]-READ-MORE>
Mesclun greens with pears, dried cherries and candies walnuts is a beautiful fall and winter salad that’s bursting with seasonal flavors.
The Backstory: This is my all-time favorite salad to serve during the fall holidays. The[…]-READ-MORE>
These easy-to-make white bread cheese blintzes are loaded with cinnamon, nostalgia, and will bring you back to your childhood.
The Backstory: When I think of white bread cheese blintzes I am immediately transformed back to the […]-READ-MORE>