Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
An old-fashioned dessert gets an elegant, modern makeover.
The Backstory: One of my favorite childhood memories is stopping off at a bakery not too far from my father’s own bagel bakery in Borough Park, Brooklyn to pick up a c[…]-READ-MORE>
Rich, sweet, and decadent done right! Our recipe for strawberry cheese crepes takes an indulgent dessert and makes it guilt-free.
The Backstory: Every now and then I love to go all out and whip up a wow dish that’s a real sh[…]-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>
Banana crepes with dark chocolate are the dessert to make when you want to impress–and our version is low in calories and fat!
The Backstory: Every now and then I love to go all out and whip up a wow dish that’s a real showst[…]-READ-MORE>
A foolproof, go-to recipe for cakes and cupcakes-it never fails!
The Backstory: Baking is by far, my favorite thing to do in the kitchen. It might have something to do with growing up in my dad’s bagel bakery, surrounded by ca[…]-READ-MORE>
Chocolate and fruit are a marriage made in heaven.
The Backstory: Chocolate-covered strawberries are one of the easiest, most elegant, and definitely one of the most romantic desserts, hands down. They also take just minutes t[…]-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>
Tender dumplings in golden chicken broth are the cure for whatever ails you.
The Backstory: Kreplach, those delicious dumplings that bathe in our worshiped chicken soup, are one of the pillars of Jewish soul food. These meat f[…]-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>
Baked brie in puff pastry combine with tangy apricot preserves in this decadent (and spectacular) appetizer your guests will devour!
The Backstory: This recipe has absolutely no tie whatsoever to any Jewish folklore, story, or[…]-READ-MORE>
Cold raspberry soup is tart, sweet, refreshing, and a perfect first course for a summer meal. This is also a beautiful appetizer served in shot glasses on trays or even in pretty tea cups for bridal or baby shower.
Buttery pastry and sweet and nutty filling make these Hungarian pastry crescents melt in your mouth.
The Backstory: These delicious little cookies are very similar to rugelach but their texture is a little more dense. Also, un[…]-READ-MORE>