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Chicken Soup with Matzoh Balls

Homemade Chicken Soup is the definition of Jewish comfort food. A Bubbie, Nana, Grammy or Grandma uses chicken soup to cure the common cold, a broken heart or the winter blues. I always cook...

Beef Brisket

This beef brisket recipe has become the traditional holiday meal in my house. Everyone loves the leftovers on a challah bun just as much as they like it hot out of the oven. You...


Challah bread is delicious fresh out of the oven, toasted with butter, and a few days old for French Toast.  No matter how you slice it, this bread recipe takes the cake (I mean...

Cooking for the High Holidays

The high holidays are about family to me.  At this time of year I reflect on many traditions that have been passed down from generations within my family. I also think about and greatly...

Cucumber Watermelon Salsa

The sweetness of fruit based salsa can mellow out the spiciness of accompanying foods.  Both the watermelon and cucumbers make this salsa juicy, crisp and refreshing. SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

Tarragon Chicken Salad

When you have leftover chicken, make chicken salad.  It’s perfect for a picnic. This recipe doesn’t use mayo and the tarragon gives it a unique flavor.