Improbable though it may sound now, when I married into a Jewish family I had no idea about the magic that is chicken soup. Oh, I’d had chicken soup before — mostly chicken noodle soup from…Campbell’s. And I’d had home-cooked comfort food, like my mother’s chicken and vegetable stew with dumplings. But the sort of healing, made-from-scratch-after-a-visit-to-the-butcher, simmered-on-the-stove-for-hours, sweetened-with-earthy-carrots-and-brightened-with-fresh-dill kind of chicken soup was a whole new world for me. The first time my husband, Matt, made his family’s recipe for me — after tracking down chicken necks and backs… >> Read More
This recipe might just be proof that you could put frosting and sprinkles on anything and it would be delicious, including matzah.
White chocolate, whipped cream cheese filling, and a healthy…shower in frosting makes this matzah cake a fun, colorful, and pretty delicious dish to enjoy any time during Passover. My daughter loved digging in, but so did my husband—truly a whimsical and indulgent dessert that can be enjoyed by all. This is very much a dairy dessert, and no, I don’t recommend trying to… >> Read More
Are you on Pinterest? If not, you might have missed some of the mouth-watering, drool-worthy photos of cheesy pull-apart breads, often made with a load of crusty sourdough bread. Since I am always…dreaming up new ways to add challah bread to everyday life, I recently thought: Why not try this with a round loaf of challah? You might even already have a leftover loaf in your freezer or sitting on your counter. This kind of recipe is a perfect party appetizer to enjoy during football-viewing or movie… >> Read More
Yield 6-8 servings
Bagels. Cream cheese. Lox. Dill. Maybe a slice of tomato. These are the classic flavors most American Jews love for Sunday brunch, a post-hangover pick-me-up, and even the Yom…Kippur post-fast meal. Living in the metropolitan New York area, I know I am spoiled with good quality bagel options, but I hear from readers all over the country that, in some places, they just can’t get a good bagel. So, then what? This scone-wich is the answer to the sub-par bagel conundrum. If you… >> Read More
Warning: If you are dieting or don’t eat carbs do not look at this recipe.
If a fried macaroni and cheese ball met a zeppoli and then converted to Judaism, their baby would be one of these fried…kugel balls. They are sweet, gooey, crunchy on the outside with just a slight bit of saltiness that I think is pretty divine. I recommend topping with a light dusting of powdered sugar for an over-the-top touch. This was a suggestion from my friend Sara, and she was right. Her son and my daughter served… >> Read More