Category Archives: Dairy

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Bubbie Ruth’s Mandel Bread

Posted in: Baked Goods and Brunch Fare

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

Posted in: Appetizers

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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Candy Dreidels

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Learn to adorable edible candy dreidels for Hanukkah with your kids using kosher marshmallows, Nutella, pretzels and gel icing! Family, crafts.

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How to Poach Fish Fillets

Posted in: Baked Goods and Brunch Fare

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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Creamy Noodle Kugel

Creamy Noodle Kugel

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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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Spinach matzo mina

Spinach Matzo Mina

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This week, we are focusing on Seder entrées. I have many vegetarian friends, so I thought I’d offer a veggie option—the matzo mina. A matzo mina is a Sephardic layered pie, somewhat like lasagna, in which matzos are substituted for noodles. Some are made with ground meat, some with eggplant. Today’s recipe is a vegetarian …

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Easy No-Bake Chocolate Matzo Cake

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This fun and easy no-bake “cake” was invented because of the Passover restriction on leavening agents, which makes baking tough. It only has three ingredients, and it takes about 10 minutes to prepare. It requires no baking because it sets in the refrigerator. I know the kosher wine sounds like a bizarre ingredient, but combined with …

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