Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
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>
Get ready to get sticky with Carole’s Teiglach. This classic Jewish dessert is messy and delicious, but totally worth the sticky fingers!
The Backstory: Teiglach, that sticky, sweet, and lick-your-fingers clean treat is an old[…]-READ-MORE>
The Backstory: Stuffed peppers is one of those dishes that can be served in a variety of settings. Serve it for lunch or dinner with crusty bread (to mop up the delicious sauce). Stuffed Peppers also looks beautiful on a buffet t[…]-READ-MORE>
Once you make this easy classic hummus from scratch, you’ll think twice before buying store-bought hummus again–it’s that delicious.
The Backstory: Easy classic hummus is surprisingly simple to make and there are very few ing[…]-READ-MORE>
This deliciously moist lemon almond sponge cake is perfect for Passover or anytime you want a light, flavorful ending to a delicious meal.
The Backstory: In my opinion, sponge cake has taken a bad rap. I’m not sure if it’s jus[…]-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>
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>
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: I had never cooked a good, or for that matter, a standard roast beef that was edible. It was either too well done or under cooked. When it was over cooked I would tell my hubby “let’s have something light” for di[…]-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>
Our sweet, crunchy mixture of fruit, nuts, wine, and spices make our sweet and nutty charoset a taste you’ll recall from childhood. It’s so good, you’ll eat it by the spoonful.
The Backstory: Hosting a Passover Seder can be over[…]-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>