Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
The Backstory: My cousin Rhonda sent me this recipe– it’s her mother’s. I can imagine her mom serving this on Friday night for the Sabbath. This is one of those dishes that were very common among Jewish cooks of a certain ge[…]-READ-MORE>
Pomegranate glazed chicken has a tart and sweet balance of flavors and is a perfect main dish for Rosh Hashanah or Shabbat celebrations.
The Backstory: Let’s face it: there are only so many things you can do with chicken. But […]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Chicken can be found in practically every culture and cuisine throughout the world, and in Jewish culture, chicken plays a special role in so many of our observances, menus, and customs. From our beautiful and maje[…]-READ-MORE>
Phyllis’s Spinach Pie is one of our top-rated recipes and the ultimate comfort food. This decadent dish is a perfect side or lunch with a salad. Double the recipe and make two (freeze one!)
The Backstory: My mother-in-law is r[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: This is a delicious brisket recipe that comes to me from my cousin, who is a fabulous cook and hostess. The recipe uses red wine as well as chicken stock, as a base for the gravy, and while most of the wine cooks o[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: When I want something fast and easy, this is one of the dishes I turn to. I always have chicken breast in my freezer. It seems most people like white meat chicken. Me? I always want dark meat chicken.. My mom[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: I was looking for a new chicken recipe for my family so I went to my girlfriend Elaine, whom I considered the ‘mayor’ of our neighborhood. I told her I needed something a little different to get out of our chicken […]-READ-MORE>
Pasta with tomatoes and feta is a fresh, hearty, zesty lunch or dinner. Served hot, cold, or at room temp, it cooks quickly and is always a fan favorite.
The Backstory: Once again my friend Lorraine came thru with a classic pa[…]-READ-MORE>
Grilled herbed potatoes are the best of both worlds: crispy outside and soft and tender inside. Savory herbs add zest and a smoky wow factor!
The Backstory: This recipe for grilled herbed potatoes is one of my all-time favorit[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Growing up, my mother told me that when she was a little girl, my grandmother always cooked roasts and chicken for dinner, never hamburgers or anything made from what she called ‘chop meat’ like so many women event[…]-READ-MORE>
It doesn’t get more elegant than Kosher Beef Wellington and you can get it on the table in a little over an hour. Perfect for Shabbat or the High Holidays.
The Backstory: What can one say about Beef Wellington? It is an eleg[…]-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>