Food

Hamantaschen

The Eleven Craziest Hamantaschen Recipes You Have to Try

What’s not to love about hamantaschen? The word conjures up images of buttery goodness wrapped around jam or poppy seeds or occasionally something more exotic like chocolate or nuts. But what happens when you really push the envelope? Here are eleven recipes that are too crazy not to try! What’s a...

Delicious homemade potato pancakes.

Latkes: A to Z Recipes

I’ve never been a big fan of potato latkes. Zucchini latkes, yes. Potato latkes, no. I was originally planning to come up with one alternative recipe to share on this blog, but after scouring the web for ideas, I found so many fantastic concoctions that I had to share them...

Banana (nano) muffins

Pareve Dessert Worth the Calories: Nano Muffins

(Mini banana muffins, get it?) This recipe was adapted from the Rochester Hadassah Cookbook, one of the great kosher cookbooks. But if you look for it there, it’s called “Banana Chocolate Chip Bars,” submitted by Tillie Levinson. Those bars are my mom’s go-to recipe for a fleishig holiday meal. Chances are, if...

What to Cook for National Men Make Dinner Day

There is something intrinsically appealing to women about men in the kitchen—whether it brings to mind images of well-trained chefs creating culinary masterpieces or just a night off from routine for a tired wife or mom. So I suppose it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that there is such a thing...

The Secret to Good Matzo Ball Soup

On a Jewish blog like this, you could have a whole forum just on chicken soup and matzo balls. No matter what one cook says, everyone else has an opinion. The debate is part of the fun—there is no authoritative answer, but a whole lot of traditions and regional variations. Here’s how...

Favorite Recipes for the Sweet Feast of Rosh Hashanah

As September rolls in you can feel Rosh Hashanah in the air. The days are shorter and the first hint of autumn crispness is blowing in on the evening breeze. The beach and pool season is still open but the remaining swimming days are numbered. Although the leaves don’t change color...

How to Beat the Boring-School-Lunch Blues

To ease your family from lazy summer days into the new school year,  here are a few tips from my kitchen and my favorite bloggers. You can find even more great ideas on our Pinterest board dedicated to healthy, kid-friendly lunch ideas. I’m always searching for ways to sneak broccoli into my daughter’s diet. Although...

Beef steak on garden grill

Seven Sizzling (Kosher) BBQ Recipes

Summer’s here and it’s the season to grill. From long-weekend get-togethers to a simple dinner at home, there’s no need to heat up the stove when there are so many tasty recipes available for your barbecue. We’ve pulled together seven of our favorites from around the web for a full week’s worth of...