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Rolled Chocolate Cookies with powdered sugar

Rolled Chocolate Cookies

These Rolled Chocolate Cookies are my favorite cookies of all time. They come together using everyday items from your fridge and pantry, and quickly, too. You

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.

a slice of honey cake

Rosh Hashanah Honey Cake

Easy and moist honey cake. A classic dessert for a sweet new year or the perfect treat to have with a cup of tea. It

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

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

Breakfast Tortilla with Sunny-Side Up Eggs

Baked Boneless Chicken Thighs

This is my go-to recipe for boneless skinless chicken thighs! My kids absolutely love this amazing recipe. The sweet and salty marinade for the chicken

Olives black and green with a lemon on a white plate

Spiced Olives

Spiced Olives are an easy yet impressive appetizer. Keep a jar of these olives in your fridge year-round to add to your charcuterie board, or

smashed potatoes on parchment papaer

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

Raisin and Cinnamon Challah with a white tea towel

Raisin and Cinnamon Challah

In honor of Dr. Richard (Rick) Thurmer R.I.PA few years ago, before face masks, social distancing, and stockpiling toilet papers… Do you remember those days?

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

Roasted “Popcorn” Cauliflower

Roasted “Popcorn” Cauliflower

These are cauliflower bites baked in the oven instead of fried. So tasty! It’s super easy to make and totally customizable with your favorite seasonings.

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

Coconut – Almond Stuffed Dates

I think finger bites are my favorite food group. Dates stuffed with coconut and almonds are so delicious. It’s great for a quick snack and

pumpkin spread in a bowl

Tirshi (Pumpkin Salad-Spread)

Delicious salad-spread originally from Tunisia and Morocco. Great as an appetizer or as a side dish. I love to serve it on Friday’s dinner together

Chocolate Babka

Babka is a sweet, buttery yeast bread. One of the things I really can’t resist is fresh and warm chocolate babka. Each bite takes me

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