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Shabbat

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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Balaboosta Borscht

Recipe by Michele Amira

<em>Balaboosta Borscht</em>

My entire family is obsessed with red borscht—the kind that looks almost radioactive in color and conjures up memories of Mother Russia. That’s why I’m here to make a case for borscht this summer. Although it doesn’t get as much hype, this cold beet soup is just as refreshing as its hip Spanish cousin gazpacho

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Fish Fillets with Shiitake and Bamboo Shoots

Recipe by Annabel Epstein

Fish Fillets with Shiitake and Bamboo Shoots

Recipe courtesy of Yuki Turk, a member of the Tokyo JCC. This is Yuki Turk’s grandmother’s recipe. According to Turk, she’s very good at cooking fish, and this is one of her best. Since fish is a popular dish to serve on Shabbat, this is a Japanese spin on a classic Shabbat meal.

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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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Beer Braised Brisket of Beef

Recipe by Robert Rosenthal

Beer Braised Brisket of Beef

This delicious and simple recipe transforms an ordinary piece of meat into an extraordinary meal. And there are 10 good reasons to do it. It is easy to make. (And hard to screw up.) It’s inexpensive. It requires only one pot. It produces its own glorious gravy. It makes your house smell really, really good.

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Strawberry Lemon Balm Popsicles

Recipe by Tanya Tolchin

Strawberry Lemon Balm Popsicles

Popsicles are almost synonymous with summer. I recently treated my kids (read: myself) to a new set of colorful silicone popsicle molds. They create the push-up-style popsicle, and I like that they are not made of plastic. Popsicles are super easy to personalize with endless variations. We have made a few batches using our own

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Israeli Salad

Recipe by Chef Rossi

Israeli Salad

From Michele Amira: Much like Chef Rossi’s Israeli salad, she is bold, raw and full of flavor. Chef Rossi (yes, she only has one name) has been the food writer of the “Eat Me” column for Bust magazine since 1998, hosts her own hit radio show on WOMR and WFMR in Cape Cod called “Bite 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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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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Chinese Chicken Salad

Recipe by Abby Cherner

Chinese Chicken Salad

Full of vegetables and chicken (you can substitute tofu), this one-dish meal is as healthful as it is easy. Chopping the vegetables is a fun group project and makes prep even faster. To round out the meal, serve the salad with eggrolls and/or dumplings available in the freezer section of your local health food store.

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