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Smashed Brussels Sprouts

Smashed Brussels Sprouts

Perfect Smashed Brussels Sprouts! This is my new favorite way to eat brussels sprouts. Simple enough for a midweek meal, and impressive enough for holiday

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black and white cookies on a white paper

Black and White Cookies

I was first introduced to Black and White Cookies on the Seinfeld television sitcom. In one of the episodes (the dinner party), Jerry and Elaine

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tzimmes -carrots and pruns on a golden plate

Tzimmes

Tzimmes is the perfect way to round out your holiday dinner menu. It is so easy to make and yields such a delightful and impressive

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Kasha Varnishkes in a white bowl

Kasha Varnishkes

Kasha Varnishkes is a classic Jewish comfort food, delicious, rich, and satisfying. I have honestly never met a person who doesn’t like pasta. I am

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round challah with honey

Round Spiral Challah

(Also Known As Turban Challah) Challah is the most iconic and uniquely Jewish food. It is a rich braided bread served on Shabbat and holidays.

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Potato Wedges with ketchup

Potato Wedges

I remember the first time I ate at McDonald‘s. It may not sound exciting today, but in the early 1990s, the chain had not yet

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Tzimmes Cake

Tzimmes Cake

Tzimmes is a sweet stew often served on Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish new year). It is one of those Jewish foods that has so many

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Smashed Potatoes on parcment paper

Smashed Potatoes

The holiday of Lag Baomer is coming up this weekend. I loved to sit near the bonfire with my friends as a child, roasting potatoes

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salmon bites on cucumber

Smoked Salmon Bites

These delicious party bites take 5 minutes to make and soooo good! Get all the ingredients ready ahead of time and put them together just

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a slice of kugel on a white plate

Sweet Cheese Kugel

Kugel is a Jewish dish similar to a casserole or pudding. There are many kinds of kugels, sweet and savory. Growing up my grandfather used

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banana muffins on a cooling rack

Healthy Banana Muffins

Full disclaimer: I am not a fan of bananas, but I make banana muffins for my kids every now and then. These muffins turn out

Healthyish Hamantaschen

Healthyish Hamantaschen

What’s not to love about a little sweet, soft cookie filled with chocolate or jam? Hamantaschen are so great and deserve to be celebrated more

egg salad on toast

My Favorite Egg Salad

I really think that a bowl of egg salad makes the perfect brunch, but it is also a nice upgrade to any sandwich. Everyone has

Basic Red Ptitim (Israeli Couscous) on a plate with chicken nuggets

Israeli Couscous – Ptitim 

Get ready to taste a bit of nostalgia with one of the most loved Israeli side dishes. Israeli Couscous, also known as Ptitim or Pearl