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The Key to Perfect Challah

This post is dedicated to a fast and complete recovery for Michal bat Esther Miriam and Michal Leah bat Baila Hadas. For the Shabbat after Pesach (Passover), many people have the custom of baking challah in the shape of a … Continue reading

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Charoset-Stuffed Matzah Brei

Matzah brei (matzah fried with eggs) is a standard hol hamoed Pesach (Passover) staple for many families. How it is served, though, comes in countless varieties. The matzah brei I grew up with, for example, was scrambled. In my husband’s … Continue reading

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Poor Man’s Pesto

And the seven years of famine began…and there was great hunger in the land… Over here, we’ve had a few weeks of plenty, also known as carb overload. We’re trying to be done eating chametz in the house by the … Continue reading

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Banana Muffins with the Works

I am typing with a baby on my lap. In fact, most of the 38 posts I have written since I started this blog three months ago I wrote with a baby on my lap. He eats or climbs up … Continue reading

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Lite Chocolate Ganache (Parve, Vegan)

When I was a kid, my shul (synagogue) had a sisterhood. The members cooked for congregational Chanukah and Purim parties, organized an annual rummage sale as a fundraiser, and had lots of Sunday morning meetings. My current shul doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Hidden Veggie Tomato Sauce

It’s that time of year again. Sunday will already be Rosh Chodesh Adar, meaning six weeks until Pesach (Passover). Last year, on Rosh Chodesh Adar Alef, an Israeli neighbor asked me if I had started cleaning for Pesach. After I regained … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Coconut Squares

Do they have Chinese auctions in China? A quick google search wasn’t enough to give me a clear answer to that question. I can tell you, however, that my neighborhood has too many of them. In addition to Chinese auctions … Continue reading

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Tu B’Shvat and Groundhog Day, plus Coconut Almond Granola Bars

Last Thursday, kids across America checked if it was sunny enough for the groundhog’s shadow to send him back into hibernation. This week, in Israel, almond blossoms are pulling me out of hibernation. Until we discovered International Ice Cream for Breakfast … Continue reading

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International Ice Cream for Breakfast Day- Feb.4, 2017: Invitation+GF/Vegan Ice Cream Recipe

One snowy, February morning in Rochester, New York, one creative mother humored her children, the two youngest of six, by giving them ice cream for breakfast. The family began eating ice cream for breakfast on the first Saturday in February … Continue reading

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Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Coconut Mousse

As a gift for my 18th birthday, my aunt, a professional chef, gave me a zester. “This is a kitchen tool you can’t live without!” she told me. I stashed it behind the garlic press, pizza wheel, lemon juicer, and … Continue reading

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