About Me


I developed a passion for cooking at a young age. Growing up in a family where a home cooked dinner, eaten together as a family, was a constant part of each day, I realized food is the supreme forum to bring people together. Holidays, birthdays, special occasions and friends gathered together yielded crowd favorites, and many family recipes were requested as a result of these gatherings. Many of these recipes all had a story of origination.

Fast forward through college and roommates…jobs and roommates, many moves and many roommates and why am I the only one really cooking?  Reality: home cooking was a bit of a rarity.

With minimal skill in the kitchen anyone can cook. Cherished family recipes always seem to be appreciated.  That is how the idea for recipe and roots was formed. Through this platform, I hope to keep alive the recipes that generations seem to love by sharing them and preserving any special story behind them. I welcome your stories and recipes shared from Grandmothers, Mothers, Aunts, Uncles, Brothers sisters, husbands, wives, partners, cousins, friends, anyone! Just as I have stories to go with the recipes in my family I am confident others do as well.


In the coming posts I will be adding more of my love for cooking and stories to go along with it.


I hope these recipes will inspire you to cook no matter what your ability is.


Thanks for visiting!






  1. Yes I agree such a great idea…and love these pics of you girls with Trudy and you with the city skyline! I feel the same way about Pop Pop Morris’s matzo brei – just thinking about it conjures up the best memories from our visits with him and Grandma 🙂

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