Category Archives: Baked Goods and Brunch Fare

Whitefish salad on egg bagel with lox, cream cheese, and sliced onion

Whitefish Salad

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The history of smoked fish and appetizing. Learn a recipe for Jewish whitefish salad with celery and herbs. Kosher, dairy or pareve.

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Bubbie Ruth’s Mandel Bread

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Mandelbrot cookies are an Ashkenazi Jewish dessert dating back to the early nineteenth century. Mandelbrot are closely related to the Italian cookies known as biscotti, which were first made in the Middle Ages. The word mandelbrot means almond (mandel) and bread (brot) in both German and Yiddish. In America, these tasty little cookies are known …

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Cheese Latkes

Cheese Latkes

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Learn the history of latkes, dating back to 13th century Italy. Includes recipe for Italian-style ricotta cheese latkes. Kosher, dairy, Hanukkah.

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Autumn Apple Crisp

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Today we are celebrating the Autumnal Equinox, which ushers in my favorite season of the year – Autumn. It also happens to be the first full day of Sukkot, one of my favorite Jewish holidays. I’m celebrating both of these occasions by posting my Autumn Apple Crisp recipe. Yummy! As the cool, crisp fall weather …

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How to Poach Fish Fillets

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Today I’m going to share one of my favorite Rosh Hashanah entrées with you. This idea evolved out of… well, a fish head, believe it or not! Every year, we buy a fish head and cook it specifically for the purpose of the blessing (we don’t actually eat the fish head, though some people do). …

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