Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
There are a few things in life that I can always count on:
My mother will always complain that my hair is either too long, in my face, too light, or too dark (i.e. it’s some shade or shape of not right);
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Eggs, lox, and onions is a delicious Jewish breakfast classic that’s easy to make at home. Don’t forget the bagels!
Backstory: This simple recipe for Eggs, Lox and Onions is one of my most beloved, because it reminds me of my […]-READ-MORE>
Low-fat rice pudding is sweet and creamy with notes of vanilla and cinnamon. This yummy classic cooks in 20 minutes and tastes just like the original.
The Backstory: This recipe is one of those that happened by accident. I was[…]-READ-MORE>
Roasted bananas are the secret ingredient that make this bread moist, sweet, and one of our top picks.
The Backstory: This is my all-time favorite banana bread recipe. I’m not even doing it justice by calling it banana bread. […]-READ-MORE>
Jodi’s cinnamon rolls are sticky, sweet, and pull-apart delicious with raisins, pecans, and melty brown sugar. What could be bad?
The Backstory: My son, Morgan and I recently whipped up a batch up of these delicious cinnamon r[…]-READ-MORE>
Grandma’s poppyseed cookies are thin, crisp, and buttery, and melt right in your mouth!
The Backstory: To say that my husband loves his Grandma’s poppyseed cookies would be an understatement. He loves them and he loves them de[…]-READ-MORE>
Tu B’Shevat or the Jewish “New Year of Trees” is a festive celebration in honor of the the fruit bearing trees in Israel that awake from their winter naps and begin a new cycle of bearing fruit. For this reason, on Tu B’Shevat we […]-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>
If you need a perfect chocolate cake, look no further than Nana’s chocolate cake with fudge frosting. This is the one you’ve been waiting for.
The Backstory: Until I was almost seven years old, my cousin Hara and I lived side […]-READ-MORE>
Creamy pumpkin and rich chocolate are perfect partners in our decadent and chewy, chocolate pumpkin brownies. YUM!
The Backstory: Brownies are a traditional American classic dessert, first made famous when Fanny Farmer put her[…]-READ-MORE>
As you probably know by now, it doesn’t take much to put me in a festive mood. I love to celebrate big and small holidays with my children and while Valentine’s Day most definitely isn’t a Jewish holiday, there’s no getting around[…]-READ-MORE>
Is there anything more joyful than gathering with family and friends to celebrate your child’s bris or baby naming? Everything seems possible and the mood is light and typically more casual than a formal holiday dinner. I like to […]-READ-MORE>