Minted Citrus Salad

Minted Citrus Salad

Contributed by Rachael, Ancesister @ Ancestreats.   We invited friends over for dinner and a guest told me she intended to bring a lemon chiffon cake for dessert.  I made this fruit salad to accompany her cake. I caught one of my guests tipping back her ramekin to drink the dressing (the juices!), so it’s probably not … Continue reading

Chocolate Almond Flourless Torte [Passover]

Chocolate Almond Flourless Torte [Passover]

Contributed by Rachael, Ancesister @ Ancestreats. With so many people going gluten-free, here is an end of dinner party clincher that can please folks with that dietary concern. Frankly, anyone who loves a dense decadent chocolate cake will consider it fantastic. It can be served all-year-long for a rich delicious adult dessert. It’s not my … Continue reading

Tri-color Gefilte Fish

Tri-color Gefilte Fish

Contributed by Rachael, Ancesister @ Ancestreats. This elegant fish dish can be served any time of the year. It is a special first course, following the conclusion of a Passover Seder; at the beginning of the actual meal; either before or after the matzo ball soup depending on how ready things are in the kitchen. … Continue reading

Fresh Horseradish Beet Relish aka Chrain

Fresh Horseradish Beet Relish aka Chrain

  Contributed by Rachael, Ancesister @ Ancestreats. I can’t imagine eating a fish course without this condiment: a traditional accompaniment of beet-horseradish relish called Chrain (Yiddish: חריין, khreyn). Lots of general supermarkets carry this pre-made item in the section near the refrigerated hot dogs and pickles. However, if you were to get stuck somewhere, like … Continue reading

The Blintz BOMB! My Holy Grail of Blintzes

The Blintz BOMB! My Holy Grail of Blintzes

Contributed by Rachael, Ancesister @ Ancestreats. First, a few words about blintzes (say: blint-ZEZ or blint-ZEES). The name blintz is Yiddish for an unleavened crepe pancake that gets stuffed like a burrito with a fruit or cheese filling, then is fried in butter, and finally is served hot with a garnish of applesauce and sour … Continue reading

Kettle Corn at Home

Kettle Corn at Home

Recipe shared by Rachael, Ancesister @ Ancestreats. Recently, my kids asked me for something crunchy to snack on. I flipped through the cupboard. What I had was an abundance of un-popped corn kernels in a large mason jar.  For our recent Saturday night viewings of the Sochi Winter Olympic games, I freshened the pantry supply. … Continue reading

Sabaya – Yemenite Bread

Sabaya – Yemenite Bread

Recipe shared by Leslie, Ancesister @ Ancestreats. My first food memory is baking a Challah bread with my grandmother, Fran, my sister, Rachael, and my Auntie Arlene. It’s a simple recipe and memory. However, when I think back to being in the kitchen with everyone, I instantly feel warm and smile. There was music on … Continue reading