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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Monday, June 6, 2016

Savory Cheesy Kugel & Other Twists on Holiday Noodle Pudding

Savory Cheesy Kugel & Other Twists on Holiday Noodle Pudding

Are you a kugel traditionalist or do you yearn for a holiday twist on the sweet and cheesy layered noodle puddings of your childhood?

While I love sweet kugels as much as anyone who grew up with a sweet tooth cultivated by Ashkenazic grandparents, my tastes have changed. Now I lean more towards savo...



Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Apple & Fennel Noodle Kugel

Apple & Fennel Noodle Kugel

Melissa Roberts Noodle kugel usually finds itself alongside the bagels at a Yom Kippur break fast. Kugel, sweetened with fruit and sugar, symbolizes a wish for a sweet year ahead. There are many variations on this theme and the following recipe provides tradition with a twist on the familiar. A cottage ...



Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Red Wine & Tomato Brisket with a Twist

Red Wine & Tomato Brisket with a Twist

Melissa Roberts A platter of braised brisket is the centerpiece of many Jewish holiday meals. Here is a recipe that’s basic enough to accompany various side dishes, yet different enough to add something new to the table. The sauce is a combination of heady allspice and cinnamon, wine and tomato, braised wi...



Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Cod Provencal & Dreams of Warmer Days

Cod Provencal & Dreams of Warmer Days

Contributed by Melissa Roberts By now, winter feels endless. Had enough heavy stews and soups already? Even when stuck in winter’s grip, you can bring the warmth of sunnier climes to the table with this one dish fish entree that combines the flavors of Provence. 11512...



Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Easy Entertaining with Kale Phyllo Pie

Easy Entertaining with Kale Phyllo Pie

New Year's eve is often a potluck affair with our gang. What are you whipping up for the celebration? I turned to my good friend, Melissa Roberts, for suggestions. I wanted a savory and impressive dish to share with friends at brunch or supper alongside an elegant flute of bubbly. She suggested this delec...



Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Elegant and Easy Salmon en Papillote

Elegant and Easy Salmon en Papillote

I'm not interested in fooling our dinner guests into thinking I've slaved for days to cook for them. But I am interested in easy techniques that yield delicious results and even a little drama on the plate. I should have learned this easy technique for cooking fish eons ago. The truth is that I  didn'...



Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Hamantaschen High and Low (For You and the Kiddos)

Hamantaschen High and Low (For You and the Kiddos)

Lots of laughter, wild costumes, and of course, the re-telling of the Purim victory tale, are all part of the Purim celebration. The hamantaschen, triangular cookies filled with jam, are always a key component. And while I've seen these favorite cookies in bakeries at other times of the year, nothing signa...



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Solving the Frying Issue: As Easy As Latke Gratin

Solving the Frying Issue:  As Easy As Latke Gratin

contributed by Melissa Roberts In case you haven’t heard, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving fall on the same day this year. It’s a big deal because the holidays last converged in the 1880's and it won't happen again for thousands of years.  Reason to celebrate Thanksgivukkah, for sure! For some, the idea of fr...



Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Roasted Butternut-Sage Waffles

Roasted Butternut-Sage Waffles

contributed by Melissa Roberts Squash and sage are quintessential flavors of fall, particularly a northeastern autumn. Here they are featured in a waffle that, drenched with maple syrup, fits in easily on the breakfast table. 11808...



Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Corn Souffle Bids Farewell to Summer

Corn Souffle Bids Farewell to Summer

Written and photographed by Melissa Roberts September is a month with an identity crisis. What can we depend on weather wise? Each day is a new surprise. A crisp snap of autumn one moment, the next, temps climb into the 90s. And when a holiday comes around (Sukkot, so soon?), how do we plan accordingly? Lu...