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Sep 6 2012

Rosh Hashanah Recipes: Pomegranate Poppy Seed Salad

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pomegranate poppy seed salad

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 and

Recipe for Pomegranate Poppy Seed Salad: Read the rest of this entry →

Sep 5 2012

Rosh Hashanah Recipes: Brisket

By at 10:41 am

brisket recipeToday’s Rosh Hashanah recipe of the day is quite the classic: brisket. It’s hard to imagine a Jewish holiday without it, and this recipe by Tamar Fox is sure to please.

Recipe for brisket:

Brisket is a traditional Ashkenazis dish for any big meal, from Rosh Hashanah to Passover, and though it’s considered a fairly fancy offering for a festive meal, it doesn’t have to be a pain in the tuchis. Read the rest of this entry →

Sep 4 2012

Rosh Hashanah Recipes: Green Apple Soda

By at 10:53 am

green apple sodaToday’s Rosh Hashanah recipe of the day is a cool treat for the taste buds. Zoe Singer tells us how to make green apple soda, a not-so-classic take on that whole apples and honey thing. Remember, the first night of Rosh Hashanah is September 16th.

Recipe for Green Apple Soda:

If you have a juicer, simply juice the apple and add the remaining ingredients. Otherwise, you’ll need cheesecloth to strain the juice.

Tip: If you need to make this soda truly green for some reason—say, you’ve inadvertently given your toddler unrealistic expectations—a drop each of blue and yellow food coloring will do for the whole batch. Read the rest of this entry →

Aug 31 2012

Rosh Hashanah Recipes: Apple Pecan Galette

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apple pecan galette kitchen tested rosh hashanah recipeToday’s Rosh Hashanah recipe of the day is from Melinda Strauss, the founder of Kitchen Tested, a website devoted to helping home chefs tackle any recipe (and where everything is kosher, too!). And we must say, this recipe for Apple Pecan Galette will make one nice looking dessert on your Rosh Hashanah table.

Here’s the recipe for Apple Pecan Galette with Salted Peanut Butter Caramel: Read the rest of this entry →

Aug 30 2012

Rosh Hashanah Recipes: Toddler-Friendly Smashed Tsimmes

By at 2:04 pm

smashed tsimmes recipeToday’s Rosh Hashanah recipe of the day comes from Rachel Teichman, who specializes in turning classic Jewish foods into toddler-friendly hits. Check out her version of the classic carrot dish, tsimmes, below.

Recipe for Smashed Tsimmes:

Tsimmes is a combination of root vegetables and dried fruits. It is typically seasoned with honey and cinnamon, and sometimes includes meat or beans. A sweet dish used to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, it can be enjoyed all year long. Since this version of tsimmes is mashed, it can easily be fed to a child, or they can feed it to themselves. Read the rest of this entry →

Aug 29 2012

Rosh Hashanah Recipes: Apple & Raisin Kugel

By at 4:09 pm

apple and raisin kugelToday’s Rosh Hashanah Recipe of the Day is from Meredith Jacobs, and it’s a great twist on a Jewish holiday classic–the kugel. Try it out as a side dish for your Rosh Hashanah meal.

Apple & Raisin Kugel Recipe:

Rosh Hashanah is all about apples and honey. And really, what’s not to love? But say you want to add a little more apple-love to your new year’s table, try this kugel on for size. It’s delicious, sweet, and best of all–easy. Just boil, mix, and bake. Before you know it, your house smells like heaven and you’re ready to eat. (Oh, and though this kugel is great for the High Holidays, it’s also a yummy side dish year-round!) Read the rest of this entry →

Aug 28 2012

Rosh Hashanah Recipes: Honey-Baked Chicken

By at 2:41 pm

honey-baked chicken with tangy apple for rosh hashanahHello, and welcome to the Rosh Hashanah Countdown 2012 (or should we say 5773?). In order to get you all fully prepared and excited for the High Holidays, we’ll be featuring one tasty Rosh Hashanah recipe on the blog every day, from now until the Big Day (which begins at sundown on September 16th, in case you haven’t been keeping track).

Today’s recipe comes from Zoe Singer, and it’s for honey-baked chicken with tangy apple. Here’s the recipe for honey baked-chicken:

A drizzle of honey creates a nice browned skin on this baked chicken. It makes a lovely autumn meal accompanied by challah, a green vegetable and a salad.

Tip: The tart apples, cooked with shallots and mustard, can also be served with other proteins, such as salmon, turkey, or duck. Read the rest of this entry →

May 24 2012

T is for Torah… and Tea Party?

By at 9:33 am

shavuot tea partyShavuot may not be the most popular Jewish holiday on the block, but there are plenty of ways to celebrate and make it fun for young kids. The gist of this holiday is all about the Torah—it commemorates when the Jewish people received it on Mount Sinai. It’s also customary to eat dairy on Shavuot (though reasons are not entirely clear, learn more about it here.)

Now bear with me, because this might be a stretch, but since “T” is for Torah, and also for tea, why not have a tea party to celebrate Shavuot? Get the family together, invite some friends over, and serve up some of your favorite dairy dishes. If you need some inspiration, here are my recipe and decoration ideas. Have fun! Read the rest of this entry →

May 22 2012

Make Your Own Ice Cream (Without a Machine!) for Shavuot

By at 12:58 pm
making ice cream in ziploc bag

The supplies.

Shavuot is coming up, so who wants to make some messy, homemade ice cream? I do. It’s the one time a year my family makes ice cream, so right there it’s a highlight of the Jewish calendar. “The Giving of the Torah,”of course, is at the core of Shavuot, but “The Making of the Ice Cream” is a bit more memorable if you are 5.

Don’t have a proper ice cream maker? The kids can make it with Ziploc bags. Even if you do have a machine, the low-tech baggie way is a good, gloppy group activity. Read the rest of this entry →

May 18 2012

Cheesecake, Blintzes, and More Dairy Recipes for Shavuot

By at 3:24 pm

Are you ready for Shavuot? This dairy-filled holiday is a celebration of receiving the Torah on Mount Sinai, and is traditionally celebrated by eating dairy foods and staying up all night learning. (Or, if you’re a new parent, staying up all night with the baby!) You can get all of the details on the how, why, and what of Shavuot here.

But if your favorite part of Shavuot is the dairy deliciousness, you’re in luck. We’ve scoured the internet for some amazing dairy goodness and are excited to share the results below, and on our Pinterest board too. Enjoy!

A basic cheesecake is a classic way to go for Shavuot. But if you’re bored with the old standby recipe, try these variations on for size. Looks delish!

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