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Sep 24 2014

Kveller’s Last Minute Tips to Celebrate Rosh Hashanah

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The day of reckoning has arrived. Here are a couple of our favorite Rosh Hashanah posts, tips, and recipes to get you through it. Wishing all of our dear Kvellers a happy, healthy, sweet New Year.


The High Holidays Are Not the Same Without My Kids

Rosh Hashanah While Dad is at Work Read the rest of this entry →

Sep 3 2013

Mouth-Watering Desserts for Rosh Hashanah

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I saved the best of my Rosh Roundup posts for last. Dessert! I don’t even have to tell you how happy I am to plan holiday desserts that involve FLOUR and minimal chance of coming out of the oven looking (and tasting) like crusty tires. Feast your eyes upon this mix of traditional and fun desserts that will be the perfect ending to any holiday meal. Actually? Who needs a meal when you have dessert, am I right?

1. Chocolate babka via Smitten Kitchenchocolate babka smitten kitchen

2. Vanilla Noodle Kugel via Shiksa in the Kitchen Read the rest of this entry →

Aug 5 2013

The Review of Rosh Hashanah Menus Past

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rosh hashanah apple cakeA few nights ago, I began my annual pre-Rosh Hashanah ritual: “The Review of Menus Past.”

Since 2004 I have kept a record of what I planned to serve each year for Rosh Hashanah. Over the years, the record keeping has been refined.  In the second year of this project, I decided to list who was “responsible” for making the item on the menu like me, Mom A, or Mom B (my mother-in-law and my mom, designated this way because of last names, not priority, of course).

In 2006 I realized that it would be really helpful to add in the cookbook title and page number so that when I went to cook the food I could find the recipe quickly. It turned out to be even more helpful years later when I decided to make something again and I didn’t have to rack my brain to remember where it was (I have a lot of cookbooks). Finally, four years ago I added the schedule of cooking so I knew what I had to accomplish each day to stay on track. (Perfect for my busy life and my type A personality!) Read the rest of this entry →

Sep 14 2012

Rosh Hashanah Recipes: Apple Cake

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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.

You’ll Need:

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

Rosh Hashanah Recipes: Chicken Soup (& Veggie Chicken Soup)

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chicken soup recipeToday’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

Sneak Peek at Mayim Bialik’s Vegan Honey Cake

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mayim bialik vegan honey cake recipeEditor’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

Rosh Hashanah Recipes: Apple & Honey Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

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apple and honey sandwich breadToday’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

Rosh Hashanah Recipes: Apple Carrot Potato Soup

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apple carrot potato soupToday’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

Rosh Hashanah Recipes: Honey-Topped Challah

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round honey-topped challahToday’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 challahRosh 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

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 →


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