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A Knead to Bake and Lonni’s Heartfelt Challah Recipe

Lonni’s challah recipe, memories of my Grandma Annie in the kitchen and my continued quest to conquer the art of breadmaking.

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Challah Bread Pudding with Blueberries and Peaches

Challah Bread Pudding! Great for a relaxing weekend morning – quick to put together and good for using up the bread and fruit you have on hand.

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French Fridays with Dorie: Spice-poached Apples and Pears

Surprise, surprise – a Saturday morning edition of French Fridays with Dorie. This simple recipe of fragrant poached fruit is perfect for a cloudy Saturday morning when fall and Rosh Hashanah are just around the corner. Apples and honey are traditional foods eaten on the Jewish New Year and this recipe incorporates both. As I […]

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Rushing to Prepare for Rosh Hashanah

Sunday evening at sundown will mark the beginning of Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year 5773. Despite lofty aspirations to have all menu planning, shopping and some cooking completed early, I will be rushing around at the last minute to prepare for our annual gathering. With that in mind, I thought it possible that […]

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Battle of the Blintz Returns – Russian Grandma’s Recipe Prevails!

Last year, my brave and kitchen-savvy teenage son challenged his uber-talented Aunt Sharon to a blintz-off for our annual break-the-fast meal on Yom Kippur. It ended in a tie with Sharon’s crepes taking the lead but my son’s filling getting top nod. In case you aren’t blintz-aware, a blintz is a cheese-filled pancake usually pan-fried […]

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Braising Brisket – Perfect for Fall and Rosh Hashanah

To be honest, I was not really looking forward to fall – colder weather, school carpools and homework, waning daylight – and then I remembered how much I love braising. Braising is a cooking method that involves long slow cooking of various kinds of meats in some type of liquid. If you love your slow […]

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The Battle of the Blintz – Celebrating the Jewish New Year with Food

We just finished celebrating the Jewish New Year, 5771. The High Holidays, as they are called, start with Rosh Hashanah, which means literally “head of the year” and is followed ten days later by a somber holiday called Yom Kippur or Day of Atonement, which is an opportunity to clear the slate of wrong-doings from […]

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