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Schmaltz and Gribenes

How to render chicken fat to create the luscious golden cooking oil known as schmaltz, as well as crispy and delicious gribenes. Kosher, Jewish.

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Mujadara

Learn to make mujadara in the traditional Indian style – fluffy white basmati rice, tender brown lentils, cumin & salt with caramelized onions.

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Strawberry Topping

Strawberry Topping

How to make a fresh strawberry topping for ice cream, blintzes, cheesecake, waffles, anything! Kosher, pareve, gluten free, dairy free.

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Blintzes with Strawberry Topping

Cheese Blintzes

Recipe for cheese blintzes stuffed with ricotta and cream cheese. Includes step-by-step photos. Jewish, kosher, dairy, deli foods.

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Challah Bread

More Honorable Mentions

When we announced our Kosher Recipe Contest winners, we inadvertently left out the following honorable mentions: Rabbi Gershon Steinberg-Caudill – Ecorebbe’s Shabbat Challah Nate Klarfeld – Klarfeld 100 Year Old Sponge Cake Sharon S. Cambier – Fish Cakes Beth E. Steiner – Bubbie Ruth’s Mandel Bread Diane Halferty – Bobby’s Cheese Blintzes Cheryl B. Coplin …

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Cookbook Request!

Happy Tuesday everybody! I consider this website to be a collaboration with my blog readers, so I’d love to get your feedback. What dishes would you most like to see on TheShiksa.com? Comment me and let me know!

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Kosher Recipe Contest Winners

Thank you to everybody who entered our kosher recipe contest! We received many delicious entries, which made this a very difficult decision. I was very impressed with the quality of each and every dish.  Our three first place winners will be awarded cash prizes. Our honorable mentions will each be receiving a signed copy of …

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Unstuffed Cabbage

Unstuffed Cabbage

Delicious recipe for Unstuffed Cabbage, an easier way to capture the flavor of savory stuffed cabbage without all the work. Kosher for Passover.

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Butternut Squash Soup with Chickpeas

Today’s recipe is a soup that I adapted from an old Sephardic Israeli family recipe. It utilizes two popular Middle Eastern ingredients, chickpeas and butternut squash, to create a hearty soup that is low in calories and full of fiber. The natural sweetness of the squash really compliments the nutty flavor of the chickpeas. The …

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Creamy Noodle Kugel

Creamy Noodle Kugel

Nothing says “Jewish holidays” quite like a delicious slice of noodle kugel! Kugel is a quintessentially Jewish dish similar to a thick noodle casserole. Kugels can range from sweet to savory, dry to moist, dense to fluffy. Some people like it topped with cornflakes, some with graham crackers, some with cinnamon sugar. Some people like …

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Sephardic Charoset Truffles

Learn to make Sephardic Charoset Truffles from a Moroccan recipe. Exotic treat for the Seder. Kosher for Passover, Pareve, Vegan, Gluten Free

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Tishpishti

Tishpishti

Our next Sephardic dessert originated in Turkey. The word for the dish, Tishpishti, has a number of different English spellings (tishpitti, tezpishti, etc.). Jews adopted the cake because, like macaroons, it is generally unleavened and can be eaten during Passover. The cake’s flavor is quite exotic; it’s a dense cake that is soaked in sugary …

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Lemony Almond Macaroons

Learn to make Lemony Almond Macaroons & learn the Italian history of macaroons. Inspired by Sephardic Jewish tradition. Kosher for Pesach, pareve

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Ashkephardic Charoset

Ashkephardic Charoset

Charoset pureed with dates, apples, walnuts, raisins, banana, sweet wine, cinnamon. Blending of Ashkenazi, Sephardic traditions. Kosher, Pesach

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Oven Roasted Asparagus

How to roast asparagus in the oven, fast and easy recipe with delicious results. Best way to prepare asparagus. Kosher, Vegan, Gluten Free.

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Shiksa Lamb Shanks

Last week I talked a bit about the differences between what Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews consider kosher for Passover. One thing I’ve noticed over the years is that some of our Sephardic friends serve lamb for the Seder, while our Ashkenazi friends do not. Recently I asked Rabbi Olitsky at the Jewish Outreach Institute why …

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