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Not Your Bubbe’s Gefilte Fish

Not Your Bubbe’s Gefilte Fish

Let’s say this right off the bat: I love gefilte fish. Smothered in spicy horseradish, this appetizer that has been made by generations of grandmothers in my family makes me feel connected to my past. I have hosted Passover in my home for over a […]

Your Own Personal Exodus: A How To Guide

Your Own Personal Exodus: A How To Guide

Last week, I was invited to speak at my synagogue as part of a lecture series about Pirkei Avot (Sages of our Fathers) – a compilation of sayings and wisdoms from Rabbis about moral and ethical principles. I was asked to select an adage that […]

Gluten Free Sufganiyot

Gluten Free Sufganiyot

What??? Yes, you read it right. I’ve been toying around with this for a while now…how do I make GF donuts so that my Celiac-suffering friends and family can enjoy this Chanukah treat beloved by so many? This recipe gives you all the flavor of […]

Light and Fresh Corn Soup

Light and Fresh Corn Soup

I must confess, I have a corn obsession. I love corn – raw, boiled, in a souffle, as a soup. I love it. I know, we’ve heard alot about the evils of corn. And yes, when it is processed down to its parts for corn […]

Why you should VOTE!!!

Why you should VOTE!!!

Every time there is an election, I get excited. We live in a country where we are free to choose our government officials – the very people who will make decisions that impact our lives on a daily basis. We are also free to speak […]

Another bun in the oven?

Another bun in the oven?

I have some exciting news to share. Nope, I’m not pregnant, though it does feel like I just delivered a baby… My first cookbook is published and available for download (ebook) and order (hardcover)! Seasoned Moments | Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur: Recipes for a Happy […]

The Chocolate Cake for Everyone

The Chocolate Cake for Everyone

More and more, I hear from friends that they have a food allergy or that their child does, which makes playdates, birthdays and dessert-time very challenging. The other day, we had a friend over. Her mother hadn’t mentioned any food sensitivities, but it got me […]

Opening Alert: American Cut Bar & Grill

Opening Alert: American Cut Bar & Grill

It’s been a few years since we moved out of New York City and we are still discovering the New Jersey dining landscape. To say it doesn’t compare to NYC is hilarious, I mean who are we kidding??? In a one block radius, NYC beats […]

Holy cow! I mean, chicken…

Holy cow! I mean, chicken…

Call me crazy, but I was afraid of roasting a whole chicken. I had different reasons not to try it – it is just as cheap to buy a roasted chicken at Fairway/Wholefoods/Other grocery store as an uncooked one; roasted chicken is dry; I was a […]

An Asian Twist to an Old Classic for Chanukah

An Asian Twist to an Old Classic for Chanukah

There has been a frying fiesta going on in my house. Chanukah celebrates the miracle of just a tiny bit of oil lasting for eight whole nights. It is only appropriate to give oil a central role in this holiday. Therefore, the two cardinal foods of […]