I discovered za'atar bread in May 2015 when I visited my friend, Dave, in Cleveland and we tried some bites from a Mediterranean food stall at the historic West Side Market.  Instant love for za'atar!  When I arrived home, I immediately ordered za'atar spice and began to experiment with the chewy, olive-oily, seedy, fragrant bread.  It took almost the whole month of June, but finally I re-created the flavors and texture, and I took this selfie to commemorate the occasion! 


This is what judesfood.com is all about.  Trying new things.  Re-creating favorites. Experimenting with flavors and techniques.  Eating, enjoying, sharing, and taking pride in the food that we've made.  Welcome to my kitchen!  Have a blast - eat with a smile!

Here's what you can expect

A few words about Judy & Judesfood.com

Recipes written clearly.  


My recipes might be a little wordy, but that is to help new cooks be clear about tasks, gain confidence, and achieve delicious results.  I also believe every recipe has a story behind it.

Savory satisfaction.

No apologies!  I'm not into sweets, and there are plenty of great recipe sites for your sugar fix.  Stick with me for the savory stuff.  Fun finger food, belly-warming soups, sides that will turn picky eaters into veggie lovers, and heartwarming main meals.  I share only the recipes that my family and friends give the "double thumbs up!"  Welcome to our food family!