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Mushroom-Barley Soup

Recipe by Sherry Schweitzer

Mushroom-Barley Soup

Every time I eat a bowl of this easy-to-prepare mushroom barley soup, I ask myself the same question: How can this be so delicious? It’s one of those soup recipes that is perfect for an afternoon before a big family holiday or just as good paired with a salad and some crusty bread as a

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Pumpkin Challah Bread Pudding

Recipe by Heather Bien

Pumpkin Challah Bread Pudding

When it comes to nostalgic comfort foods, bread pudding is always a crowd pleaser. While you can make it year round, bread pudding is one of those traditional dishes that seems most at home once a chill in the air has begun to set in. So, how does one improve upon bread pudding for fall?

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Vanilla Peach Preserves

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Vanilla Peach Preserves

It’s not a perfect summer unless you’ve had more than one shirt ruined by a fresh, juicy peach. While peaches may be making their way out of the markets, you can still enjoy their sweet flavor all year long by turning them into jam. With the magic of the slow cooker you can chop up

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Vegan Carrot Lox

Recipe by Nava Atlas

Vegan Carrot Lox

Many contemporary recipes for vegan lox involve a lot of steps, and in some cases, many days, to accomplish. This simplified version doesn’t even require a knife, let alone a mandoline slicer. It starts with wavy-cut carrots, which are the perfect size, shape and thickness to serve as a lox substitute. Smoky seasoning is the

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Spicy-Smoky Black-Eyed Peas

Recipe by Marcia Friedman

Spicy-Smoky Black-Eyed Peas

Traditional flavors of tomatoes, onions, and garlic meet nontraditional smoked salt and chipotle pepper for a spectacular smoky and spicy vegetarian version of black-eyed peas—a symbolic Rosh Hashanah food in some Sephardic Jewish communities. A dollop of labneh (optional) nicely unites the flavors and nods to the stew’s Middle Eastern roots. Serve as a side

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Josh’s Challah French Toast

Recipe by Nani Beraha

Josh’s Challah French Toast

There is no real recipe for this wonderful breakfast and it differs slightly every week. The challah itself changes in consistency week to week which affects the outcome of the French toast. This is the single dish my husband cooks with our children.

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Effortless Angel’s Food Cake

Recipe by Stella Parks

Effortless Angel’s Food Cake

This is probably the easiest meringue you’ll ever make. Just put some cold egg whites and sugar in a bowl, start whipping and then stop before they’re stiff. With a squeeze of lemon for stability, this seemingly under-whipped meringue puffs the angel’s food until it’s as light as cotton candy. The lemon disappears in the

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Bialys

Recipe by Marcia Friedman

Bialys

Bialys originated in Bialystok, Poland, and were brought to the United States by Jewish immigrants in the early 1900s. Cousin to the bagel, bialys are fun, small round breads with an indent rather than a hole—all the better for cradling the traditional seasonings like onion, salt and poppy seeds. They freeze well and provide a

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