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Kosher Chorizo-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Prep time: 5-10 mins
Cook time: 30-40 mins
Yield: 12 servings (3 pieces each)

Recipe contributed by Nicole Goldstein. The chorizo used in this recipe is not raw sausage…

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Tahini Cookies

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Adapted from Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem, the dough for these cookies can be a bit crumbly, but…

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Eggplant Caponata

Prep time: 45-60 mins
Cook time: 35-55 mins
Yield: About 4½ cups

Roasting the eggplant gives a deeper flavor to this Sicilian eggplant dish—which might have Jewish…

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Homemade Cheese

Prep time: 30-45 mins + 1 hour draining
Cook time: 15-20 mins
Yield: 12-15 servings

On Shavuot, a great project to do with your friends or family is to make fresh…

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Baked Sea Bass with Artichokes, Mozzarella and Old Bay Seasoning

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 15-20 mins
Yield: Approximately 6 servings

This is one of my favorite creations—an easy, baked fish dish that is mild, buttery…

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Homemade Cheese Bourekas

Prep time: 1½ hours
Cook time: 20-25 mins
Yield: 36 3x3-inch pastries

Making cheese bourekas from made-from-scratch puff pastry is a labor of love. With Shavuot approaching…

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Nutella Mousse Cheesecake

Prep time: About 35 mins + overnight refrigeration
Cook time: None
Yield: 10-12 servings

Decadence knows no bounds here as the chocolate and hazelnut Nutella blends spectacularly with cheesecake…

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Shaina’s Smoked Cheddar Cheese Grits

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 35-45 minutes
Yield: 8 servings

These grits make a perfect accompaniment to a Shavuot or weeknight dairy dinner. They can be baked or…

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Bubbe’s Cheese Blintzes

Prep time: 1–1½ hours
Cook time: 10–15 mins per blintz
Yield: 4–5 dozen blintzes, depending on thickness of blintz crepes and size of pan

These are basic cheese blintzes…my mother’s basic cheese blintzes! To me, they are the defining blintz, and nothing…

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Creamy Sorrel Soup with Harissa

Prep time: 5-10 mins
Cook time: 25-30 mins
Yield: 6 servings

Eastern European Jews love sorrel—a green that resembles spinach but tastes sour like rhubarb—as the base for a…

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Pryaniki (Russian Honey Cookies)

Prep time: 10-15 mins + 1 hour refrigeration
Cook time: 18-20 mins
Yield: 2-3 dozen cookies

Recipe contributed by Boris Eltsefon. These cookies date back to the ninth century when sugar and spices were prized possessions. As…

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Dana Bate’s Rugelach

Prep time: 10 mins + overnight refrigeration
Cook time: 20 mins
Yield: About 5 dozen pastries

This recipe comes from my great-grandmother, who immigrated to the US from Hungary in the early 1900s. You…

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Freund’s Farm’s Noodle Kugel

Prep time: 15-20 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Yield: 12-15 servings

Noodle kugel has been a staple at our family's dinner table since Grandma and Grandpa lived in this…

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Quinoa and Roasted Vegetables with Garam Masala

Prep time: 15–20 mins
Cook time: 30–40 mins
Yield: 4 servings

This quick-and-easy vegetarian main course works well for Shabbat dinner in a busy household because you can cook…

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Shlissel Challah with Bsisa

Prep time: 50 mins + 2 hours rising
Cook time: 50–60 mins
Yield: 1 large loaf or 2 smaller loaves

Said to be superstitious, both the North African bsisa and the Ashkenazi shlissel challah traditions are practiced around…

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Kale Sweet Potato Breakfast

Prep time: 5-10 mins
Cook time: 35-50 mins
Yield: 3-4 servings

One of my favorite breakfasts lately is totally “kosh” for Passover: sautéed dino kale, baked sweet potato, sauerkraut…