Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
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>
Our classic roast turkey with gravy has everything! Our easy, foolproof recipe delivers a scrumptious, elegant meal every time.
The Backstory: Does Thanksgiving roast turkey even need a backstory? I didn’t think so either! Mor[…]-READ-MORE>
Classic twice-baked cookies dressed up with candied fruit. Jewish biscotti?
The Backstory: There are so many variation of these cookies. Everyone who has ever baked Mandel Bread, will tell you that theirs is the best. And […]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: This is my version of Scalloped Potatoes. I could eat this for 3 meals a day and never tire of it. It is creamy, very tasty and just mouth watering. Not many people would go gaga over potatoes, but I would. I[…]-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>
Our mini pecan pies make it almost too easy to indulge–no need to make a whole pie to enjoy this classic dessert. These two-bite treats hit the spot!
The Backstory: I cannot wait to make this recipe. My husband is a pecan pie[…]-READ-MORE>
You’ll go bananas over this deliciously sweet, classic treat. Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea or as a little nosh.
The Backstory: There really is no backstory for this recipe, at least in terms of classic Jewish history or[…]-READ-MORE>
Our mouth-watering peanut butter squares are smooth, rich, and creamy–these are the ultimate peanut butter and chocolate treat!
The Backstory: If you’re a fan of the classic chocolate-peanut butter combo, (and let’s face it, […]-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>
Nutty cream cheese balls are a decadent, make-ahead party app that’s creamy, crunchy, and perfect every time.
Backstory: This fast and easy recipe is another one that I borrowed from a friend. If any of my friends are reading […]-READ-MORE>
This layered gefilte fish torte is an elegant take on the old classic. It’s easy to make and tastes as good as it looks.
The Backstory: There are hundreds of variations of this classic, Jewish first course but this layered gef[…]-READ-MORE>
Grilled herbed potatoes are the best of both worlds: crispy outside and soft and tender inside. Savory herbs add zest and a smoky wow factor!
The Backstory: This recipe for grilled herbed potatoes is one of my all-time favorit[…]-READ-MORE>