Sharing Food and Memories with Friends and Family


April 27, 2020
Irene Saiger



I have been making this particular recipe for over 35 years, since my daughter Shira was in pre-school and Rosa, one of the Moms, shared it with me. I used to make challah fairly regularly when the kids were growing up, but then Norm started making it, and I pretty much stopped, other than for […]

August 17, 2014
Irene Saiger


Cinnamon Buns

Last week I dreamt about my Mom for the very first time since she passed away over a decade ago.  In my dream I was laying in bed and she was sitting on the edge looking down on me, reassuring me that “everything was going to be alright,” an expression that I don’t remember her using […]

August 29, 2010
Irene Saiger



Matzoh Balls are for Passover, Kreplach are for Rosh Hashana.  That’s our family tradition.  For those of you who spent part of today trying to get a head start on the holidays, here is what we prepared in our kitchen.  Chicken soup, two kinds of Challot and Kreplach. Kreplach Cooked soup chicken ( I used […]

April 25, 2010
Irene Saiger


Blueberry Buns (Bilkelach)

Blueberries are my favorite summer fruit.  I love the color, texture, the whimsical crown perched on top.  I mean who can resist a crown?  Plus all the memories associated with this small delicious berry that was plentiful on the East Coast.  As a child I picked blueberries in Lakewood, New Jersey,  and watched my Tante […]