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Celebrating the High Holidays—with Dietary Restrictions

For me, Rosh Hashanah eve is a wonderful celebration of the Jewish New Year which includes friends and family gathering around a delicious and festive meal. The past few years have brought new dietary challenges for us, however. Like many, we have new restrictions in place on what we can bring...

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12 Inspired Hummus Recipes to Knock Your Socks Off

Hummus – what’s not to like? At the OFJCC, we’re big fans of the chickpea-and-tahini spread which originated in the Middle East and has become a staple of our diet. Hummus is an excellent dish because of its versatility and health benefits. It contains no dairy, nuts or gluten and helps...

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18 Fun Things To Do With Matzo

I look forward to Passover every year. I love getting together with family and friends. I’m a big fan of charoset, and I even have a special place in my stomach for gefilte fish. But around day three or four, I’ve had enough matzo! There are however a few recipes...

What to Eat the Rest of the Week

Passover: What to Eat the Rest of the Week

Editor’s Note: This week, many of us will be getting the house ready for Passover and shopping for chametz-free ingredients for the holiday. Take a look at the suggestions below for items to add to your grocery list!   There are lots of sederiffic Passover recipes online, but it’s not seder that’s...

Bubbe's Passover Sponge Cake

My Bubbe’s Passover Sponge Cake

Editors Note: We have several delightful Passover stories coming up. Today, we’ll start with a Passover memory. We hope you’ll share some of your Passover memories, too. Your comments are always welcome!   Passover desserts are famously leaden. Without leavening, you are basically eating sweetened bricks. Or pasty (nasty) egg white...

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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...

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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...