Frittata Flowers for Mother’s Day

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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Skillet pasta

Pre-Passover Fridge-Clean-Out Pasta

Pre-Passover fridge-clean-out-skillet pasta

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Potato and Pumpkin Kugel

Potato and Pumpkin Kugel

Potato kugel is always a hit at holiday meals. This particular version has a pumpkin custard-like topping and is a mix of sweet and savory.

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Dulce de Manzana

Dulce de Manzana

Dulce de manzana means “sweet of the apple,” and this delicious rose-scented apple preserve is spread on pieces of challah at the beginning of the Rosh Hashanah meal.

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples and Onions

Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples and Onions

Apples, the symbolic fruit for the Jewish New Year, can find their way onto your holiday menu in many ways. This recipe may not have its origins in Europe or the Middle East, but it plays on the tradition of elevating even the simplest of ingredients into a festive dish. I serve this as a […]

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Hamentaschen

Hamentaschen or “Haman’s Pockets” are the traditional dessert of Ashkenazi Jews on the holiday of Purim. Originally containing poppy seed filling in medieval Germany, it later became popular to fill the Hamentashen with prune filling. This tradition was started in 1731 to honor a Jewish prune jam merchant named David Brandeis. David was acquitted after being […]

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Sweet Potato Pumpkin Cazuela for Sukkot

Sukkot is synonymous with fall fruits and vegetables which are often used to decorate the sukkah. No specific foods are required but using the abundance of our local harvest replicates the Israelites bringing some of the bounty of their harvest to the Temple in Jerusalem. Making the long trek to the city, the travelers dwelled in […]

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Traditional Rosh Hashanah Teiglach

Teiglach is an eastern European confection most closely associated with Rosh Hashanah. It was often served for festive occasions such as a wedding, bar mitzvah or bris and in some communities during Shavuot or Simchat Torah because Torah is often equated with honey. Teig in Yiddish means dough and Lach at the end of a […]

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Fireworks Picnic Fried Chicken with Maple Dipping Sauce

In many Jewish households, Fridays are for chicken. A roasted chicken for Shabbat is as commonplace as fireworks on the Fourth of July. If you’re creating a Jewish home, or a home with a Jewish flavor, a great way to do so is by sharing a delicious Shabbat or holiday meal. I love gathering with […]

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uncooked palmiers

Sweet & Savory Palmiers for Papa: French Treats with a Twist

Make sweet or savory petite palmiers for Father’s Day

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