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Leek and Spinach Frittata

Recipe by Dean Gold

Leek and Spinach Frittata

Leeks are a traditional ingredient in the Sephardic Rosh Hashanah menu. In our local area, spinach makes a reappearance after the hot summer so it is featured as a “new” vegetable. In Italy, frittata is traditionally served room temperature in wedges. It is also great served warm with chopped tomatoes, basil and olive oil spooned

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Spinach Ricotta Kugel

Recipe by Amy Brandwein

Spinach Ricotta Kugel

If sweet noodle kugel isn’t your thing, here’s one you’re sure to like. Cheesy and savory with pillowy, inviting papardelle noodles, it’s an impressive dish for a dairy holiday lunch, break-fast meal or brunch.

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Apple Berry Crisp

Recipe by Doron Petersan

Apple Berry Crisp

Nothing says fall (and Rosh Hashanah/the High Holiday season) quite like apples. Instead of fussy double-crust apple pie, let your guests have some fun with mini individual crisps in ramekins. Best of all, this recipe is pareve and vegan, and if you use certified gluten-free oats, it can check all the boxes and be gluten-free,

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Mama Chia Parfait with Herbed Compote and Almond Crumbles

Recipe by Jodi Balis

Mama Chia Parfait with Herbed Compote and Almond Crumbles

Here is one food ritual I love offering new moms. Each ingredient in this seder-inspired food ritual and sweet treat honors mom, family and community and is to be savored. (It’s delicious for non-mothers, too!) A Post-Birth Food Ritual for Mothers May you find balance and healing. May you be grounded. May you find moments

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Hot Gingerbread Cake with Egg Sauce

Recipe by Lisa Goldberg

Hot Gingerbread Cake with Egg Sauce

Recipe contributed by Gloria Jacobson Pink. We understand why this is Gloria’s grandchildren’s favorite cake. And why they love the egg sauce almost more than the cake! We had never heard of egg sauce, but once we tasted it, we were sold. Gloria’s original recipe calls for molasses instead of golden syrup. Over many conversations

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Recipe by Annabel Epstein

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Recipe courtesy of Sheri Gillman, a member of the Tokyo JCC. Sour cream makes this coffee cake incredibly moist and tasty for days. It’s a favorite at the Tokyo JCC, and often served for dessert during Shabbat dinners. Until the synagogue’s own cookbook came out, there was much speculation about what exactly went into this

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Herby Dolmas

Recipe by Michele Amira

Herby <em>Dolmas</em>

Dolmas (also called dolmades) are common in Mediterranean countries and are a favorite of Persian and Balkan Jews. You can find them on most mezze platters in Israel, and these days they’re even pretty popular and well known in the US, though primarily found at Greek restaurants. When I make dolmas with my mom for family

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