Light and Fluffy Matzo Ball Soup

Matzo ball soup is the perfect comfort food. The light broth warms your soul while the hearty matzo balls leave you feeling full and happy. As a matter of fact, it is often referred to as Jewish penicillin (especially when made with chicken).   To achieve a light and fluffy texture, I use baking powder in my matzo ball soup recipe. If you prefer a denser matzo ball, feel free to leave Continue Reading

Sweet Potato Latkes

This year, the first day of Haunkkah is the same day as Thanksgiving. Yes, I said Thanksgiving. This once-in-a-lifetime occurrence has not happened since 1888, and will not happen again for more than 70,000 years. That may explain the excitement over, what has been termed, Thanksgivukkah. (For those of you who don't know, Hanukkah, starts on the same day every year... according to the Hebrew Continue Reading

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

These salted caramel chocolate chip cookies are the perfect combination of sweet and salty. The dark brown sugar and caramel give them a nice butterscotch-like flavor. The baking powder makes them soft and chewy with a bit of crunch around the edges.   They are the perfect cookie for a cookie swap or holiday gift. They are a great treat for you or the kids. My husband, a marathon runner, Continue Reading

Bubbie’s Brisket

For Southern Jews, brisket has multiple personalities. There's the traditional Jewish brisket that Bubbie has always made for holidays and Shabbat dinner, and then there is the traditional Southern barbecue brisket that has deep roots in many Southern states. They may be made from the same cut of meat, and they may both be tasty, but they really are world's apart. Last year, I hosted a "Holiday Continue Reading

Best Homemade Baked Beans You’ll Ever Taste {Vegan}

Baked beans are one of my favorite comfort foods. I admit that I will even happily eat them out of a can at times. But nothing beats homemade baked beans. In this recipe, six simple and pure ingredients meld to create a hearty but sweet flavor with just a hint of savory to round it out. The hardest part of this recipe is the wait. The very best homemade baked beans take time, and these are no Continue Reading

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

I love having friends and family over for casual get-togethers. Of course, whenever anyone is coming to the house, I absolutely MUST feed them. Even when it is a potluck party, I still usually make an entree or two and let everyone else bring sides and desserts. My Italian beef sandwich is always a hit. It is a flavorful slow cooker meal that can be made ahead of time and kept warm in the slow Continue Reading