Chraimi Gefilta Fish

I happen to have two favorite fish dishes; one is Moroccan salmon (also known as “Chraimi”). Chraimi is a traditional Moroccan recipe in which one cooks salmon in a flavored tomato sauce. My other favorite fish dish is my grandmother’s gefilta fish. My late grandmother (Bubby) used to make the best homemade gefilta fish. She […]

Minim Salad for Tu B’shvat

I love TuB’shvat as it represents re-birth of the garden as we head towards spring. There is no halacha of anything we have to do, but we focus on eating fruits and especially ones from the sheva minim. This salad represents most of the minim which is a great way to intertwine the components into […]

Shake it up!!!

The day after The New Year was over I took my annual pledge: “must lose the weight I gained over the last few months, (especially Chanukah)- ate too many doughnuts and Latkes”. I love all those yummy, fried foods and don’t hold myself back. I do this knowing that after Chanukah I will have to […]

Chili in the Crockpot

I am always looking to serve hot food on Shabbat day, especially as the winter approaches. I have made all kinds of chollents, yaptziks, pastramis, and racks of ribs, all slow-cooked overnight. I love chili, and as an experiment, thought I would try my hand at making chili that would be able to go into […]

Ricotta Cheese Waffle-Latkes – Just in time for Chanukah

Picture by Melinda Strauss I love the idea of making waffles instead of latkas for this Chanukah. Waffles have been super trendy in the food world (and I don’t have to stand over a frying pan for hours). People have been pouring all kinds of funky batters in their waffle makers, such as: red velvet […]

Maple Glazed Doughnuts Holes with Kosher Candied Bacon

This recipe is my favorite for Chanukah. The dough is quick and easy to make and you can freeze any left-over dough if you don’t want to fry up the entire batch. In the past few years kosher “bacon” has become so popular. I love to make candied “bacon” and use as croutons in salads […]

Taco Tuesday

The term Taco Tuesday has become so popular on the social media food groups so I decided to introduce it into my family for Tuesday night dinners. We have made all kinds, from deli and coleslaw tacos to pizza tacos, but the favorite is when we use fish. I set out a few filling choices […]

Vietnamese Roll

Last week I had the good fortune to accompany my husband on one of his business trips to Phoenix, Arizona. I am a true travel junkie and am always on the lookout for any opportunity to travel. Whenever we travel I use the free app called “Kosher GPS” — which locates Kosher restaurants, minyanim and […]

Homemade Pizza with Pesto Sauce, Blue Marble Cheese and Caramelized Pears

I find it hard to keep our kids entertained and family time in the kitchen is always a crowd pleaser. Homemade pizza is my kids number choice, especially with so many toppings to play with! This recipe is really easy and my kids really love to make and eat their own creations. Each child can […]

Roast with pomegranate and wine reduction

Picture by Melinda Strauss If you aren’t living in the 5 Towns in New York, you may have missed this recipe which I developed for Gourmet Glatt. They published it in the quarterly newsletter called Market To Table. I want to share it with my friends across the world. I also have a Simanim Ceviche […]