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Judith Rontal

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About the Author

Judith RontalJudith Rontal hails from wintry Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she grew up in a family that always managed to eat dinner together. She’s continued that connection between food, family and culture in her blog, Aluminum Foiled Kitchen, and in her daily life in DC. When not in the kitchen working on a new recipe, you can find Judith sweating it out at yoga or on the Rock Creek Park trails. Follow her food adventures on Twitter and Instagram.

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Welcome in fall with the comfort of warm spices and sweet apples. Use the power of the slow cooker to turn even those sad, bruised apples into a smooth apple butter that’s perfect for your Rosh Hashanah meal and holiday snacks. Slather it on some challah or spoon it on top of a roast—there are

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Apple Pie Cookies

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Apple Pie Cookies

Turn your favorite apple pie into a cookie for a new spin on the old-time classic! With bites of juicy apples throughout and pops of spicy cinnamon, these cookies are a great addition to your Rosh Hashanah feast.

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Crispy Baked Falafel

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Crispy Baked Falafel

Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern patty made out of chickpeas. They are typically deep-fried, which makes it both intimidating for a home cook and not the healthiest thing to enjoy. While baked falafel are typically soggy messes that fall apart, by adding a coating of Amazi plantain chips you get the crunch you dream

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Breakfast-in-Bed Apple Cake

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Breakfast-in-Bed Apple Cake

This apple cake actually tastes better the next day, so no need to wake up early to have it ready for brunch. My favorite part about this recipe is how adaptable it is. Want to make it healthier? Swap in some whole wheat flour or use some applesauce instead of oil. You can even reduce

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