Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
The Backstory: First, I promise that this is a true story. When I asked my mother for her chicken soup recipe, she said: “I’ll have to measure and get back to you.” I said, “How is that possible? You’ve been making this soup for[…]-READ-MORE>
Nutty, buttery, and truly addicting, our cinnamon almond brittle is crunchy, sweet, and packed with nuts and cinnamon. You won’t be able to stop nibbling!
The Backstory: Recently my friend Lorraine gave me a recipe for Torrone[…]-READ-MORE>
Savory Swedish meatballs are served at so many Jewish simchas, you’d think we invented them! Our 20-minute recipe will have you turning them out like a pro.
The Backstory: Swedish meatballs are one of the world’s most popular […]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Lamb chops are one of my favorite meats. I don’t know of anyone who would disagree with me. Except my husband. You see, he was raised on baby lamb chops. That is the one food he asked me to never cook. He co[…]-READ-MORE>
Green Beans Almondine is an elegant side dish that takes minutes to prepare and adds instant panache to your dinner table.
The Backstory: This elegant, crispy and flavorful side has to be one of the easiest vegetable dishes […]-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>
The Backstory: Just about every restaurant, delicatessen, wedding reception, dinner party or holiday gathering seems to have a fish offering these days, and most times, it’s a plain salmon dish. Well, who can get excited about th[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: This is so easy and delicious to make. I live alone, and I look for recipes that take me little time and little prep. I also make this for my niece-in-law Phyllis. I try to vary my menu when she comes for dinne[…]-READ-MORE>
Our classic carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is the only carrot cake recipe you’ll ever need. It’s decadent, moist and packed with raisins, nuts, and flavor in every single bite.
The Backstory: Let’s be honest: classic c[…]-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>
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>
These delicious tarts are so simple to make and they turn out the most delicious summer dessert. Puff Pastry Plum Tarts also work with apples, peaches, and berries and will become one of your favorite go-to desserts.