Nov 2 2012
Right now we have two adults and one picky toddler eating solid foods in our house and on Friday night, we always have lots of left over challah.
One of our family traditions is to make challah French toast on Saturday morning. Literally, the first thing my son says when he opens his eyes on Saturday morning is, “Challah French toast day!” (God forbid I attempt to serve him cereal.) Read the rest of this entry →
Oct 12 2012
The faces of the talented young chefs.
Need some new healthy, kid-friendly lunchtime options in your repertoire? Michelle Obama and 54 little talented chefs have just the thing for you.
As part of a project called “The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge,” the First Lady paired up with Epicurious to ask kids between 8-12 years old to send in their favorite healthy recipes. One recipe from each state (plus a few territories) was chosen and compiled in this free, online cookbook. You can check out the whole cookbook here, and we’ve picked out two of our favorites below. Happy healthy eating! Read the rest of this entry →
Sep 14 2012
Today’s Rosh Hashanah recipe of the day brought to you by Meredith Jacobs is a nice alternative to the traditional honey cake. Enjoy!
Rosh Hashanah is known as a holiday that loves sweetness–after all, that’s what the whole dipping apples in honey thing is all about. And traditionally you’d find a honey cake on the holiday table–sweet and spicy. But personally, I never really liked that honey cake. I’m a fan of apple cake. This is my mom’s recipe and I think it’s delicious. I hope you like it too.
3 cups flour
2 ½ cups sugar
1 cup cooking oil
5 unbeaten eggs
½ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup orange juice
2 ½ teaspoon vanilla
3 teaspoons baking powder
8-10 thinly sliced apples
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Grease and flour a tube pan or bundt pan.
3. Beat together flour, sugar, oil, eggs, salt, orange juice, vanilla, and baking powder until smooth in a large bowl.
4. In another bowl, mix together apples with 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 3 teaspoons sugar.
5. Layer apples in the bottom of the pan. Pour over enough batter to cover, then layer more apples, then batter again. Top with apples.
6. Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Sep 13 2012
Today’s Rosh Hashanah recipe of the day is quite the classic–chicken soup. Meredith Jacobs shares her recipe for the Jewish penicillin. But have no fear, vegetarians–we’ve also got a great recipe for vegetarian chicken soup from Leah Koenig that’s just as yummy.
Recipe for Chicken Soup:
My kids love this chicken soup. Why? Because I let the flavor of the chicken and vegetables infuse the broth creating a rich, velvety, and delicious soup. I make this every other week, freezing part of it use whenever we need it. My kids like it with matzah balls(of course) and they also like to eat the chicken shreds. Read the rest of this entry →
Sep 12 2012
Editor’s note: Today’s Rosh Hashanah recipe of the day comes from Kveller’s very own celebrity blogger, Mayim Bialik. Last week, Bialik announced her next book, a vegan family cookbook, and today we’re getting a sneak preview with her Rosh Hashanah recipe for vegan honey cake.
2 egg equivalents (I use Ener-G egg replacer)
3/4 cup agave
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp oil Read the rest of this entry →
Sep 11 2012
Generations of families have started the Jewish New Year with something sweet, in the hopes of a great year. It is a brilliant idea. What is more fun than allowing kids to put honey on their apple slices, and sprinkles on their challah at dinner? It’s a tradition, so we have to do it. Here are five sticky sweet treats to make and enjoy with your kids.
Make Your Own Brown Sugar: Combine 3 Tbsp. white sugar with ½ – 1 tsp. of molasses. It will be hard to combine, but it will work. Enjoy on yogurt mixed with fruit, or use it in baking. Read the rest of this entry →
Today’s Rosh Hashanah Recipe of the day is a delicious way to add apples and honey to your everyday eats. Zoe Singer gives us a recipe for apple & honey whole wheat sandwich bread, which is about as delicious and wholesome as it sounds.
Recipe for Apple & Honey Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread:
This is a slightly sweet, tender sandwich bread with a crisp crust. It’s perfect with a sharp cheese or a schmear of cream cheese or nut butter. Read the rest of this entry →
Sep 10 2012
Today’s Rosh Hashanah recipe of the day comes from Sarah M. Lasry, the author of two bestselling kosher cookbooks, The Dairy Gourmet: Secret Recipes from Tastebuds Cafe and The At-Home Gourmet: Simple Kosher Gourmet Recipes for Everyday. Now that summer is finally beyond us, we can indulge in the simple of joy of soup. This one uses Granny Smith apples and Yukon Gold potatoes for a creamy, warming delight.
Recipe for Apple Carrot Potato Soup: Read the rest of this entry →
Sep 7 2012
Today’s Rosh Hashanah recipe of the day is all about the wonderful world of challah. This recipe from Meredith Jacobs is for a round challah, topped with honey, as if challah could get any more delicious. If you need something to serve this beautiful challah on, how about a beautiful round wooden challah board from Modern Tribe*?
Recipe for Honey-Topped Challah:
On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, theHigh Holidays, it’s traditional to eat a round challah. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, and the roundness of the challah represents the cycle of the year, and life. It’s actually quite easy to make your challah round. And we think it’s even better for pulling apart with your hands this way. Read the rest of this entry →
Sep 6 2012
Today’s Rosh Hashanah recipe of the day takes advantage of the fact that pomegranates are a symbol of fertility and abundance and therefore a common motif for the Jewish New Year. This delectable salad recipe is from Sarah M. Lasry, the author of two bestselling kosher cookbooks, The Dairy Gourmet: Secret Recipes from Tastebuds Cafe and The At-Home Gourmet: Simple Kosher Gourmet Recipes for Everyday. She is founder and editor of www.kosherstreet.com and www.thepatchkeprincess.com.
Recipe for Pomegranate Poppy Seed Salad: Read the rest of this entry →