Roasted stuffed pepper

Peperoni Ripieni (Stuffed Peppers with Eggplant)

Warm up with a cheesy, vegetarian Jewish Italian stuffed pepper

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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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Frittata Flowers for Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day we celebrate mom and/or any other women in your life who have helped to nourish and care for you. Whether it’s the Italian mom who loves Sunday Supper but your red sauce is ordered in or the Jewish woman who spends Sunday in the kitchen all day cooking and no one is allowed […]

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The Passover Kugel Stack

Take all your Passover leftovers and create this delicious Kugel stack

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Ponchiki: Polish Cheese Doughnut Holes

There are two stories associated with Hanukkah: One tells how the vial of oil that was supposed to last for one day lasted for eight, and the other is the story of Judith and how she saved her town from annihilation at the hands of General Holefernes by getting him drunk on salty cheese and […]

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Bruschetta Mac and Cheese

There’s one dish that will always and forever have a place in my heart (probably literally and figuratively at this point!)—macaroni and cheese. To give you a clue as to just how much I love mac and cheese, for my 30th birthday my husband took me out to a well-known restaurant in Ann Arbor, MI, […]

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Dairy Matzah Kugel for Passover

Some people have strong feelings about the kind of recipe that aims to create a Passover-friendly version of a dish that is typically leavened. Detractors think creating Passover bagels, muffins, and rolls miss the point of the holiday’s specific diet. Those in favor see the practice as helping to make a difficult holiday more bearable. […]

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Spinach and Feta Hamentaschen (Haman Spanikopita)

Hamentaschen, a popular treat for the holiday of Purim, translates to “Haman’s pockets.” Haman is the villain in the story of Purim and in addition to booing whenever his name is mentioned, on  Purim we eat sweet filled cookies that are in the triangular shape of Haman’s hat. This is a savory twist on the traditional Hamentaschen […]

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Baked Lemon Dill Gnocchi al Forno

Comfort food comes in many different shapes and forms. Each culture, each tradition, each household, each individual has a dish that is comforting to them. Comfort foods tend to be soft, warm and not overly seasoned. This Italian gnocchi al forno takes the flavors of a Jewish comfort food: matzoh ball soup, and puts them […]

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