Vegetable Seafood Stew


It’s  Seriously Soup day today and Serena will share one of her new soupy creations: Vegetable Seafood Stew.  Don’t forget you can join Serena on her Soupy journey over at and twice a month you can find her here, at My Judy the Foodie, sharing her wisdom as she helps demystify the world of soup.

Here’s what Serena has to say:

The majority of the soups on Seriously Soupy are either vegetable or bean-based with some fish recipes sprinkled in. This pretty much sums up the way I eat, but I do want to delve into more diverse recipes that will include meat and other ingredients with which I have never created soup.  Fish was first on the list. [Read more...]

Passover: Tzimmes

Classic Rosh Hashanah tzimmes on a festive table

Today I’m sharing a family Passover recipe from the archives of Susan Weikers Balaban.  Susan, like me, is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and grew up in a loving family.  Her mother, who just celebrated her 100th birthday,  enjoyed entertaining at home (like mine!). No doubt some of Susan’s cooking skills and creative table ideas came from holiday gatherings and parties at home. From her mother’s influence, entertaining family and friends has become her passion. Susan now authors a blog called The Creative Table where she shares her ideas for creative table designs.

Susan has spent her life volunteering on behalf of the State of Israel and causes dear to her heart with a loving family at the forefront of her life.  Apparently I’ve just learned that I was her inspiration to embark on her blogging journey!  Most importantly, she was fortunate to have been dear lifelong friends with my beloved mother Judy…..

Susan is revealing her family’s Tzimmes recipe for the holiday. For those unaware, Tzimmes is a sweet stew that is typically made from [Read more...]

Passover: Chremsels


[krem-zuhl; Yiddish khrem-zuhl]

noun, plural chremz·lach [kremz-luhk, -lahk; Yiddish khremz-luhkh, -lahkh]  Jewish Cookery.

a flat cake made from matzo meal, topped or stuffed with a filling, as of ground meat or fruit and nuts.
Also, chrem·sel.
Today, Gloria Kobrin ( shares with us another favorite family Passover recipe: Chremsels.  Here’s what she has to say:

This recipe has been handed down from my Great Great Grandmother Ida who was born in Russia. [Read more...]

Roasted Beets, Avocado and Mesclun Salad

We’re happy to have Gloria Kobrin, a resident Jewish foodie, on the blog this week to share some favorite Passover recipes as we gear up for the holiday. Gloria is a mother and grandmother and has cooked her whole life for groups ranging from four to 100. She specializes in creating delicious gourmet food that is approachable to the home cook and that also happens to be Kosher. Gloria is the author of the Kosher Cookbook App for iPhone and iPad  and she has just launched her new website:

Here’s what she has to say about her latest salad creation: The sweet beets, tangy clementines and creamy avocados tossed with lemon vinaigrette are a delicious and refreshing combination. Add some toasted pine nuts or almonds if you want some crunch.

This dish is the perfect appetizer in between your Matzoh Ball soup and your Gefilte fish!


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