Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
The Backstory:¬†Picture this: it is 1956. I am 15 years old and sitting opposite from me, is my 18-year-old boyfriend (who later became my husband of 53 years, but that’s another story). ¬†We have been dating for about 2 months. ¬[…]-READ-MORE>
Happy face pancakes with berries are a welcoming and healthy way to greet kids at the table and make breakfast fun and delicious!
The Backstory:¬†Happy face pancakes with berries are another healthy and fun, kid-friendly meal. […]-READ-MORE>
This is our go-to, no-fail recipe for marinated skirt steak and it’s absolutely to-die-for delicious when cooked to perfection on the grill.
The Backstory:¬†Whenever I think of marinated skirt steak I am reminded of beautiful s[…]-READ-MORE>
These fork tender carrots are the perfect side for the holidays–sweet, colorful, and packed with flavor (and nutrients). They are always on my Rosh Hashanah table as a symbol of a sweet New Year!
The Backstory:¬†When I see the[…]-READ-MORE>
Juicy fruit compote is the easiest way to showcase ripe fruit or use fruit that’s about to turn overripe. Add a dollop of fresh whipped cream and enjoy!
The Backstory:¬†Fruit Compote is one of the easiest dishes to put together[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory:¬†Whether you call them chicken fingers or chicken strips, the taste is still the same. These morsels of chicken are juicy, crisp and delicious. Add a dipping sauce or condiment of your liking, some fries or coleslaw[…]-READ-MORE>
Mom’s Tzimmes is a sweet, tender, and succulent fruit stew that cooks up in under an hour. It’s perfect for Passover or the High Holy Days.
The Backstory:¬†This traditional, stewed dish is always served on Rosh Hashanah. ¬†I ha[…]-READ-MORE>
Creamy potatoes layered over zesty beef in a savory tomato sauce make Mom’s Shepherd’s Pie comfort food the whole family will enjoy.
The Backstory:¬†Shepherd Pie, is one of my mom’s Summer Specials. ¬†That is the only time she […]-READ-MORE>
Invite your friends over for this delicious aromatic cake and a steaming cup of coffee.
The Backstory:¬†Gloria and I met in 1986. ¬†We were each on a vacation with our husbands in the Dominican Republic. I must write about the […]-READ-MORE>
Tangy chicken with salad dressing and onion soup is the perfect weeknight dinner!
The Backstory:¬†¬†Every time I speak with someone and I tell them that I am gathering recipes, before I even ask them if they want to share with […]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory:¬†For over 50 years I have been making this casserole and I know that many, many people make it for Thanksgiving, but my father loved it all year round. I have prepared this for almost every holiday dinner that he at[…]-READ-MORE>
It might not be Jewish food, but who doesn’t love this classic dish?
The Backstory:¬†One of the first things I learned to cook after I was married was tomato sauce. I had never cooked Italian food so I had to get detailed infor[…]-READ-MORE>