Hanukkah doughnuts

Loukoumades (Sephardic Greek Doughnuts)

Given the connection between the Jews and the Greeks in the Hanukkah story, in this recipe we celebrate the centuries-long culinary traditions of Greek Jews.

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kabocha challah

Kabocha (Japanese Pumpkin) Challah

This kabocha challah is infused with in the taste of the Japanese pumpkin and has a beautiful orange glow

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babka

Pecan Pie Babka

A babka is like challah dressed up for a black-tie event.  It is rich and glamorous with swirled layers of filling and a syrup-enhanced shine. This Jewish dessert is so decadent that it often only comes out for special occasions. This babka is filled with the flavors and gooey-ness of pecan pie just in time to start dreaming about your Thanksgiving spread. The dough itself infuses this recipe with the flavors of early Native American cooking from cornmeal and a molasses and maple syrup glaze.

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Roasted Tomato Soup with Ricotta Matzo Balls

A delicious Italian twist on matzo ball soup

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Havdalah spread

Seven Species Cheese Spread for Havdalah

Want to host friends for end-of-Shabbat Havdalah? Serve this easy and beautiful cheese spread

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kabocha soup

Kabocha Squash Soup with Garlic Challah Croutons

Warm up with a bowl of rich, hearty Kabocha squash soup

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Blueberry and Apple Borekas with Honey Tahini

It’s probably a bit of a stretch to call these borekas because I originally introduced them to my readers as one of our favorite savory Turkish bites. And it’s not every day you think of sweet borekas. Truth be told, I am a savory lover at heart. But this once city girl, who now lives […]

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Pumpkin Spice Monkey Bread with Applesauce Glaze

Breakfast is one of my favorite meals because every dish has a comfort food vibe. For Yom Kippur, I love preparing a “break fast” meal with some family favorites like noodle kugel and bagels and lox. We make dishes that are easy to digest and gentle on the stomach after a day of fasting. I also […]

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French Apple Root Vegetable Hash with Honey Drizzle

This version of vegetable hash can be served as a side dish or enjoyed as a full meal. The apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah represent a sweet new year while the flavors are French inspired with shallots and classic French herbs. For your seasoning, enjoy a taste of France with a classic herb mix such […]

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Challah With a Twist: Scallion Pancake Challah

Try this fun new Chinese twist on challah from Molly Yeh

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