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The best foods to eat before fasting
Fasting on Yom Kippur is not easy, nor is it for everyone - some people cannot fast because they are pregnant, breastfeeding or have a medical condition. Some simply do not function well while abstain...
This Israeli dish will be the highlight of summer
Pashtida (a crustless quiche) is beloved and common in Israel, where it is enjoyed at everything from potlucks, school events, shivas, and everything in between. It's also commonly prepared...
This classic Jewish American dish is always a crowd-pleaser
Blintz souffle is synonymous with easy, classic Ashkenazi-Jewish-American comfort food. The ingredient list isn't long, the steps are very simple but the result is pure, creamy indulgence. Plus, this...
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
I love it when people taste my pareve desserts and say, "Wow - this is pareve!?" It's the same rule with Passover dishes and desserts. Which is why I am on a never-ending search for the perfect...
The easiest jelly donut recipe ever
Latkes are far more popular during Hanukkah than donuts here in the U.S. While you can find latkes in the freezer section of almost every major supermarket, good quality sufganiyot are much harder to...
More than just brisket: Change up your menu with these 9 delicious Rosh Hashanah recipes
(JTA) - I know the holidays will look, and taste, different than most years. I also know many families cherish the big brisket, standing rib roast or pot roast that graces their table each year....
How to make an easy and cheesy pull-apart challah with pizza dip
You love challah. You love pizza. It might be time to combine these two cherished carbs together in one pan. If you often make big batches of challah, this recipe will be quite easy to throw together...
How to make pastrami gravlax and impress your friends
Tell someone you made the gravlax at your next brunch and I promise they will be impressed. The truth is that gravlax is a surprisingly simple dish to make. There is no actual cooking involved, but... Full story
These homemade challah pretzel buns are perfection for burgers
It's hard to improve on the classic goodness of a good American barbecue (or cookout, depending on what part of the United States you might reside). Hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken drumsticks and corn a... Full story
This cheesy pull-apart garlic bread babka is totally addictive
This article originally appeared on The Nosher. Yes, babka is usually sweet: chocolate and cinnamon are the most traditional flavors, as we learned many years ago from "Seinfeld" and Elaine. But babka... Full story
The Jewish food trends you'll be seeing in 2019
What a year—delis opened, delis closed, we talked about rainbow bagels, and reviewed the history of pickles in America. And now it’s time to look ahead to what will be happening in Jewish food for the coming year. Bread is Back For all of... Full story
Homemade kreplach that are actually worth the work
(The Nosher via JTA)-Kreplach seem like the kind of dish only your bubbe would make. Especially from scratch. And I always felt intimidated to even try it. You have to make the dough, make the... Full story
Forget the oven: The best roast chicken is made in your crockpot
(The Nosher via JTA)-The crockpot has never been my favorite kitchen gadget. I know people love their crockpots and their instant pots, but there have been limited things I have made in a crockpot... Full story
Keep these 10 pantry staples around for easy any-time dinners
(The Nosher via JTA)—Keeping a stocked pantry is a deep love of mine; it must run in my blood. My mother also was obsessed with having backups of her favorite products in the basement. There were always boxes of pasta, cans of beans, soup and tons... Full story