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Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Babka

Earlier this year, I read somewhere that 2016 is ‘the year of the babka’ so we’re jumping on the bandwagon! Babka is a sweet yeast cake similar in texture to a brioche, but there are actually many different versions of babka around! Today’s recipe – a Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Babka – is more akin to […]

Italian Easter Bread (Pane di Pasqua)

This pretty Italian Easter Bread (or Pane di Pasqua) has been on my culinary bucket list for years! And I have to thank my husband Jack for helping me perfect this recipe so we could share it here with all of you today! But really – this Italian Easter Bread is so pretty and delicious, […]

Lamb and Eggplant Crostini with Salad

We developed this Lamb and Eggplant Crostini with Salad as part of a sponsored post for Cuisine Solutions.  All opinions are 100% mine. My husband Jack and I love to entertain, and as food bloggers, our guests have come to expect that we will serve some very delicious food at our dinner parties! And while […]

Bubble and Squeak with Ham

The name of this dish – Bubble and Squeak – makes our entire family smile! We were out eating dinner one night at our neighborhood British-inspired pub (we’ve mentioned that restaurant here as well) when my daughter spotted a dish on the menu called “Bubble and Squeak.” Bubble and Squeak is a classic English dish […]

Ham Salad

Around the Easter holiday, many families prepare ham as the main course for their holiday meal – and that often results in leftovers! Ham Salad is a classic way to enjoy a second meal using some of that leftover ham. Our Ham Salad recipe is slightly different than most ham salad recipes we’ve seen. Yes […]

Carrot Cupcakes with Ginger-Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

I made these adorable Carrot Cupcakes with Ginger-Orange Cream Cheese Frosting and some incredible Easter Baskets (all made with Target Grocery Essentials) as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #TargetCrowd I don’t know who gets more excited about the holidays – me or all of the kids in our family! This time of year […]

Pierogi

PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! Today’s recipe for Pierogi is one that is near and dear to my heart! I grew up in a family that was Polish on both sides, and today’s recipe is adapted from the one that my Babci (that means ‘grandmother’ in Polish) on my mother’s side of the family shared with […]

Asparagus with Lemon and Feta

We’re wrapping up the week with our recipe for Asparagus with Lemon and Feta – a perfect side dish to serve as part of a special Easter dinner! This is another simple and super flavorful dish – and the fresh lemon and feta flavors combined with asparagus are a wonderful pairing to serve with our […]

Herbed Boiled Potatoes

These Herbed Boiled Potatoes are a wonderful side dish to serve at any family meal! They are tender, super flavorful, and a perfect complement to an impressive main-dish recipe like yesterday’s Perfect Holiday Ham. These herbed boiled potatoes could not be any quicker or easier to prepare – and all the magic happens in just […]

Perfect Holiday Ham

With Easter just a few weeks away, we thought this would be a great time to share our family recipe for Perfect Holiday Ham! This recipe – one that my husband Jack has perfected over the years – results in an incredibly moist ham with an addictively delicious, almost candy-like coating thanks to a perfectly […]

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Mustard and Shallots

Brussels Sprouts…people either love them or hate them. We happen to love them! But this past holiday season, after sharing this popular Brussels sprouts recipe over on our Facebook page, a reader with a great sense of humor posted a link to this photo in the comments: (Photo courtesy of NickMom) I get it…I really […]

Asiago Potato Stacks

We’re already starting our Christmas dinner menu-planning and these Asiago Potato Stacks are a delicious and elegant side dish perfect for any holiday meal! Thinly sliced potatoes are first coated in a mixture of melted butter, extra virgin olive oil, grated Asiago cheese and fresh lemon thyme. (You can use regular thyme if you can’t […]

Deviled Eggs

I remember when I was growing up – anytime I saw Deviled Eggs served at a party – I thought it meant that I was at a very ‘fancy’ occasion!  But deviled eggs are actually quite easy to make! Deviled eggs are simply hard boiled eggs that have been peeled and sliced in half lengthwise.  […]

12 Eggs-cellent Egg Salad Recipes

In our family, a fun Easter tradition is coloring and decorating eggs – which leaves us with AT LEAST a dozen hard boiled eggs to eat afterwards!  I’m guessing your family is a lot like ours in that respect, so today we’re sharing a great collection of 12 Eggs-cellent Egg Salad Recipes to help you […]

Noodle Kugel

I won’t try to pretend that my husband Jack and I are experts by any stretch of the imagination when it comes to making traditional Jewish foods – but this creamy Noodle Kugel is one of the best kugels I’ve ever had! All of the credit for this warm, sweet and comforting recipe goes to […]

Roasted Lamb London Broil-Style

Serving lamb is an Easter tradition and our Roasted Lamb London Broil-Style is a delicious option for your next holiday meal!  The lamb is roasted with a wonderful herb crust, then served alongside some flavorful pan-roasted tomatoes with herbs and Israeli couscous (recipe included below) – both quick, easy and super flavorful sides that complement […]

Malted Mousse Cake

Every year around Eastertime, I look forward to seeing in the store the malted milk candy eggs that look like little robin’s eggs!  In addition to being so pretty to look at – I’ve always loved the flavor of malted milk and those little candies reminds me of my childhood! So a number of years […]

Easter Pie

My father in-law recently gave my husband Jack a priceless treasure – an envelope full of hand-written recipes from his grandmother that are over 100 years old!  Among those recipes, was a recipe for an Italian Easter Pie. As a child, Jack has distinct memories being served Easter pie at his Nanna and Grampa’s house.  […]

Parmesan Pull-Apart Rolls

A few years ago, my husband Jack went on a bread-baking kick shortly after we bought this really good cookbook. Jack has always been a huge fan of homemade breads and he decided that he wanted to perfect his bread-baking skills by trying many different recipes! Right around that same time, I spotted some really […]

Roasted Boneless Lamb with Red Wine Pan Sauce

I can’t believe that Easter is just a few weeks away – it’s coming early this year!  We’re already planning our Easter dinner and this Roasted Boneless Lamb with Red Wine Pan Sauce is going to be the star of the meal. Lamb is a traditional option for an Easter holiday meal and our recipe […]

Pearl Onions in Cream Sauce

Pearl Onions in Cream Sauce is a dish that we typically prepare around the holidays, but this would be a great side dish for any special meal.  This delicious recipe serves the tender pearl onions in a really scrumptious cream sauce flavored with mellow garlic, bay leaves, parsley, and nutmeg – a combination that perfectly complements […]

Pineapple Raisin Sauce

Like many families, a baked ham is often on the menu for holiday dinners at our house, and our Pineapple Raisin Sauce is a wonderful accompaniment!  My husband Jack developed this recipe and has really perfected it over the years.  He always gets rave reviews from our guests whenever we serve it. This pineapple raisin sauce is […]

Fresh Carrots with Butter and Dill

There is just ‘something’ about the combination of fresh carrots with butter and dill that everyone loves when we serve this dish – and it’s so quick and easy too!  Carrots are great on their own, but the dill and butter combination adds just the right taste to complement this root vegetable. Steaming is one […]