About Me



I have one word to say: Salzburger Nockerl!

How could someone who grew up eating home made Salzburger Nockerl (with
confectioners’s sugar and chilled Vermont syrup) for brunch every Sunday after Hebrew

Even at my bridal shower over 15 years ago, my family wrote me a poem titled:

“The Challenge of Cooking for Shari and Adam”

The challenge of marriage will be exciting and new,
Now compound that with the agony of cooking for you two
Shari is content with cereal, but vegetables will do,
Theirs will certainly be a most difficult menu…

My wedding china, after never-having-been-opened for 14 years, was finally put on Ebay
and sold!


I am a mother of two young kids with moderately-limited palates and wife to a husband
who eats to survive. In fact, on our honeymoon he proclaimed, “I don’t care if you cook,
I just don’t want to have to think about dinner. As long as there’s something in front of
me on the table when I get home, I’m happy.” (I should also note that he has his private stash
of Kraft American singles and Wonder white bread in the fridge).

I used to be a NYC carry-out junkie, a Fresh Direct “Chef’s Table Member,” and a sucker
for bento-box-like meals that can be cooked in under 15 minutes.

I was  completely kitchen-clueless but, I’m slowly evolving into a confident cook from all my (mis)adventures through
Mom’s famed recipes.

This self-prescribed journey has been chock-full of emotion, frustration,
laughs, enlightenment and plenty of blunders.



My Judy the Foodie Gigs:

  • CIRCLE of MOMS Top 10 Foodie Moms 2013
  • CIRCLE of MOMS Top 25 Foodie Moms 2012
  • Creator, Bake it Happen™ National Breast Cancer Awareness Baking Campaign 2013-2014
  • Ambassador, Benihana Restaurant
  • Campaign Ambassador- No Kid Hungry
  • Custom-creater of real-life Meatballrus recipe character to promote Sony Picture’s: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • Featured Blogger, Inside the Fridge, Robin’s Bite Blog
  • Writer, KidVuz Parents Blog
  • Blogger/Breast Cancer Awareness Model in Strut: The Fashionable Moms Show
  • Contributor to Blog for Family Dinner
  • Contributing writer, Movable Media: P&G Home Made Simple; P&G Everyday; Pur Water
  • Contributing writer Time at the Table, Busch’s Beans
  • Writer for Clever Girl’s Collective
  • Written sponsored posts and reviews for brands: Libby’s, OXO, I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter, Flat Out Flat Bread, Ragu, Electrolux, Whole Foods, Tupperware, Dole Bananas, Yellow Pages, Sony Pictures, Crock Pot,

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About Me

Me as a kid: Judy’s child….definitely not Julia Child!

mecookingapronToday, finding comfort in the kitchen!