J’s Summer Chicken

J'S Summer Chicken

J’S Summer Chicken

Just in time for the approaching Jewish Holidays, here is an easy recipe that would be perfect for your holiday meal. It’s light, quick to prepare and is gluten-free. You can substitute other veggies but the most important element are the tomatoes. Enjoy!!
The Recipe

Tu B’Shevat Crostini Noshable with Orange Date Spread

Tu B'Shevat Crostini with Orange Date Spread

Tu B’Shevat Crostini Noshable with Orange Date Spread

Here is a great “noshable” to serve at your Tu B’Shevat gathering or meal (if you keep Kosher, this should only be served with a dairy meal). It can also be served all year long. I’ve re-purposed the “Orange Date Spread – Filling for Hamantashen” from one of my previous recipes and am now using it to top a crostini spread with goat cheese or on topping a slice of ricotta salata cheese. Enjoy this noshable with “Fruits of Israel Fizz” and you’ll celebrate in style!
The Recipe


Fruit and Vegs

Shavuot is an important Jewish holiday celebrating both the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai and the first spring harvest. It will begin this week on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in the evening, celebrated two days by Orthodox and Conservative Jews, and one day by Reform Jews. Shavuot means “weeks” in Hebrew, and refers to the seven week period between Passover and Shavuot. Read on for more about Shavuot

One-Bowl Kugel

Phyllis's Mother's KugelIf you are looking for an easy, classic recipe, this one will surely become a family favorite. It is what we would call, “A Mechaya”, life sustaining, the ultimate Jewish comfort food!! This is Phyllis’s Mother’s kugel recipe, and I can tell you it is the easiest, lightest and most foolproof kugel you will ever make! Here is how Phyllis describes it: ” Mom was the best cook on the block and everyone had her recipes. This one of my Mother’s original recipes scaled down for dieters.” Phyllis told me that when she makes it, it’s finished in one sitting!

It will be perfect for a break-the-fast meal or brunch as it is dairy. It will become your “go-to” kugel. The Recipe

Hamantashen – A Traditional Jewish Pastry for Purim


Hamantashen, is a traditional Eastern European (Ashkenazi) pastry eaten at Purim, symbolizing the shape of Haman’s ears, or the shape of the purse that Haman used to collect the Jew’s gold. My friend, Lori’s recipe, originally comes from the Temple Beth Shalom Pre-School in Needham, MA . It’s so easy and a perfect activity with your children, grandchildren, family and friends. The Hamantashen Recipe