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Chocolate Chip Mandelbrot New

Chocolate Chip Mandelbrot

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Yield: 24–30 cookies

Mandelbrot (almond bread in Yiddish) was a popular dessert among Ashkenazim in Eastern Europe. Not…

Gluten-Free Jewish Apple Cake New

Gluten-Free Jewish Apple Cake

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Yield: 10–12 servings

This is my gluten-free, anti-inflammatory take on the traditional, dense and heavy Jewish apple cake.…

My Version of Grandma Ruthie’s Zucchini Bread New

My Version of Grandma Ruthie’s Zucchini Bread

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 45–50 minutes
Yield: 6–8 servings

This is my version of the zucchini bread I used to bake with my grandma…

Challah Dogs New

Challah Dogs

Prep time:
Cook time: 20–23 minutes
Yield: 14 challah dogs

Challah wrapped hot dogs were one of my very first challah experiments, and from day…

Pumpkin Chocolate Hazelnut Rugelach New

Pumpkin Chocolate Hazelnut Rugelach

Prep time: 20 minutes + 1–2 hours refrigeration
Cook time: 16–18 minutes
Yield: 2 ½ dozen cookies

People often scoff at the combination of pumpkin and chocolate, but the flavors complement one…

Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh Salad New

Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh Salad

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time:
Yield: 4 generous servings

Traditionally, tabbouleh salad is made with bulgur, but in this rendition, I swapped it out…

Russian Stuffed Bell Peppers with Cauliflower Rice and Spiced Beef New

Russian Stuffed Bell Peppers with Cauliflower Rice and Spiced Beef

Prep time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Yield: 4-6 servings

Whenever someone ask me what my favorite recipe is, I immediately go on a tangent…

Coconut Lamb Shank Braise New

Coconut Lamb Shank Braise

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 4–5 hours
Yield: 4 servings

This is a dish we created at Doi Moi, full of distinct Thai flavors, including…

My Mom’s Borscht New

My Mom’s Borscht

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 30–40 minutes
Yield: 6–8 servings

I believe that cooking should be looked at as a hearty thing, as a homey…

Sweet Fall Pear Galette New

Sweet Fall Pear Galette

Prep time: 20 minutes + 40 minutes refrigeration
Cook time: 40 minutes
Yield: 8–10 servings

From leafy greens to golden sweet potatoes and squash, as the season changes from…

Warm Kale Salad with Butternut Squash and Maple Pumpkin Seeds

Warm Kale Salad with Butternut Squash and Maple Pumpkin Seeds

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yield: : 6-8 servings

The foods eaten on Sukkot are meant to evoke the richness and abundance of the fall harvest. This…

Apple Honey Ginger Torte

Apple Honey Ginger Torte

Prep time: 30 minutes or more
Cook time: 40-50 minutes
Yield: 6-8 slices

Have you heard of the famous Marian Burros Plum torte? First published in the New…

Lemon Cheese Blintzes and Soufflé

Lemon Cheese Blintzes and Soufflé

Prep time: 20 minutes + 1 hour refrigeration
Cook time: 3–5 minutes per blintz + 35 minutes for soufflé
Yield: 8 blintzes or 1 8-by-8-inch soufflé (6 servings)

Blintzes are a Jewish American staple for the Yom Kippur break-fast and Shavuot. Not sure how to make…

Perfect Filet Mignon

Perfect Filet Mignon

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15–20 minutes
Yield: 2 servings

Always take your meat out of the refrigerator for about 20 minutes to remove the chill before you…

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 12 hours
Yield: 8 cups

Welcome in fall with the comfort of warm spices and sweet apples. Use the power of the slow…

<em>Fesenjoon</em>

Fesenjoon

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 2 hours
Yield: 4–6 servings

Recipe contributed by Ellie Ashoori. Fesenjoon (also known as fesenjan) is a staple at Persian Jewish simchas—weddings and engagement…

Shirazi Cucumber and Pomegranate Salad

Shirazi Cucumber and Pomegranate Salad

Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: None
Yield: 4 servings

Shiraz is the Persian city of poets and the closest to the tribal regions of Iran, where my…

Pistachio and Pomegranate Meatballs (<em>Kufteh-ye pesteh-o anar</em>)

Pistachio and Pomegranate Meatballs (Kufteh-ye pesteh-o anar)

Prep time: 30 minutes + 30 minutes refrigeration
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yield: 24–30 meatballs

The red pomegranate, native to Iran and cultivated there for at least 4,000 years, is considered the fruit…

Leek and Spinach Frittata

Leek and Spinach Frittata

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4–6 servings

Leeks are a traditional ingredient in the Sephardic Rosh Hashanah menu. In our local area, spinach makes a…