High Holiday Recipes

Happy 5771! I love Rosh Hashanah. While there are many times throughout the year to reflect on the year past and the year ahead, the High Holidays are the most meaningful to me. So, the year past: One year ago I was working at the Washington Post, taking the GREs, anxious about transitioning into a…

Beef Stroganoff

If you’re looking for a warm, savory meal for those super cold winter nights, this is it. The D.C. area recently experienced ‘Snowpocalypse’, getting somewhere between 20 and 30 inches of snow and we’re about to get another 8-16 inches! I know many agonized over snow and the inconvenience of it all, but I love…

Mama’s ‘Made with Love’ Brisket

Before I posted this recipe, I asked my mom for permission. This is her recipe that she makes every year at my parent’s Hannukkah party and maybe it was supposed to be a secret! But no, she was very generous and only had one stipulation: if I post it, it has to be called ‘Made…

Pot Roast with Orange and Figs

This was the main dish for Passover this year. I would rate it a 8 out of 10. However, since I had a ton leftover, James and I ate it for two nights after and on those nights it was a 10 out of 10! The extra time it had to marinate and soak up…

Winter Warmth: Beef & Barley Stew

Beef and barley stew is not the most photogenic dish. The colors tend to be brown, dark with just a few hints of orange poking through from the carrots. And since this stew was mighty delicious, I don’t want to turn any of you off by taking a bad photo of it. Therefore, no photo…

A Coming Home Feast

We’re back!!! And I don’t just mean the blog. James and I have been on the go in Denver, St. Paul and D.C. these past two weeks covering the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. I went to Denver and returned to D.C. to work the night shifts during the RNC. With James out of town…