Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
Spinach cheese bake is a decadent, creamy dip that’s a perfect party appetizer with crackers or pita wedges.
The Backstory: I am a cheese lover. Now pair this with spinach, mushrooms and onions, and this becomes another favo[…]-READ-MORE>
Sweet, crunchy, and soft on the inside, these easy corn fritters will be the appetizer hit of your next cocktail party or holiday celebration.
The Backstory: Corn fritters are an easy side dish or appetizer to prepare and they[…]-READ-MORE>
Nana’s perfect chopped liver is the only chopped liver recipe you’ll ever need. It’s creamy, classic, and works as a dip, spread, or filling for sandwiches.
The Backstory: My Aunt Sandy makes the most wonderful, melt-in-your-m[…]-READ-MORE>
Kosher salmon dip uses canned salmon (a fab shortcut) for an easy, make-ahead appetizer your guests will love.
The Backstory: My grandmother always had canned salmon in her pantry and I always wondered what she did with it. I […]-READ-MORE>
Creamy deviled eggs are a classic appetizer or first course for brunch, lunch, or a holiday meal.
The Backstory: For as long as I can remember, deviled eggs were one of those boring staple foods that showed up on the buffet ta[…]-READ-MORE>
Our potato and apple latkes take traditional latkes and turn up the flavor with sweet and tart notes that make this Hanukkah side so delicious, you’ll want to serve it (I do) all year long! They’re also perfect party apps and favo[…]-READ-MORE>
Roasted garlic is a delicious way to enjoy the cousin of the onion and shallot. Spread it on toasted French bread, Challah, or Rye, for a great party app.
The Backstory: Garlic – whether in granulated powder form or whole bulb[…]-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>
No matter how fancy or casual your party, the fun doesn’t start without homemade pigs in a blanket–a traditional fan favorite!
The Backstory: Let’s be honest with each other: no matter how fancy the shindig or how high-end the […]-READ-MORE>
It’s time to bring back the Seventies with cheese fondue! This gooey, decadent first course is a delicious party starter and sure to wow your guests!
The Backstory: When I think of Cheese Fondue my mind automatically goes back[…]-READ-MORE>
This no-fail recipe for perfect sweet potatoes turn out crisp and delicious latkes every time. Make sure to make a double batch–they are addicting!
The Backstory: Our perfect sweet potato latkes (or latkas, if you are an East[…]-READ-MORE>
Vegetarian chopped liver tastes close enough to the real thing that even Bubbie would approve!
The Backstory: I found this recipe by accident. I was digging through my many folders and notebooks of recipes, news clippings of r[…]-READ-MORE>