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Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Rugelach

Recipe by Heather Bien

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Rugelach

I embarked on this project in hopes of incorporating the flavors of my Southern upbringing—pecans, bourbon—into that beloved cookie of my adopted Jewish culture. Doesn’t barely sweet cream-cheese dough wrapped around a rich pecan filling sound like a match made in heaven? That’s because it is.

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Ritual Challah

Recipe by Beth Ricanati

Ritual Challah

I share this recipe with a nod to the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Manhattan. I have adapted and used this recipe of theirs, which a friend of mine shared with me, since the first time I made challah so long ago. Specifically, she said that it was used in a Mommy and Me cooking

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Aranygaluska (Hungarian Pull-Apart Bread)

Recipe by Leah Hadad

<em>Aranygaluska</em> (Hungarian Pull-Apart Bread)

Hungarian immigrants introduced aranygaluska, a traditional Hungarian coffeecake whose name means “golden dumpling,” to the US in the late-nineteenth to early-twentieth century. This coffeecake is the predecessor of what we identify today as monkey or pull-apart bread, which first appeared in the 1972 Betty Croker Cookbook and was later popularized by First Lady Nancy Reagan,

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Stuffed Mushrooms with Walnuts, Garlic and Parsley

Recipe by Julia Turshen

Stuffed Mushrooms with Walnuts, Garlic and Parsley

I started making these stuffed mushrooms as a Thanksgiving appetizer a few years ago when we had a few vegetarians at our table. I wanted to be able to offer them something rich and warm when they walked in. It turns out that everyone, not just vegetarians, love these. And they’re so simple. If you

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Charred Broccoli with Capers and Lemon

Recipe by Julia Turshen

Charred Broccoli with Capers and Lemon

This is one of my most reliable side dishes and goes well with just about everything. You can also toss it with cooked pasta, sprinkle some cheese on top and call it dinner. Speaking of cheese, it’s excellent with some scattered on top (especially Parmesan or pecorino), but I didn’t call for any here because

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Aromatic Mushroom Broth

Recipe by Jessica Grosman

Aromatic Mushroom Broth

Making a homemade broth sounds complicated, but it’s actually quite easy! Mushrooms are packed with flavor, but those notes need to be coaxed out of them gently. Simmering dried and cooked mushrooms with pungent onions and woody thyme is a simple way to make a delicious broth. The result is a liquid full of umami

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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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Za’atar Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Recipe by Judith Rontal

<em>Za’atar</em> Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Forget the cinnamon and add some Mediterranean flair to your sweet potatoes this fall. Za’atar (available at Middle Eastern and kosher food markets, as well as online) is a blend of hyssop, salt and often oregano and sesame seeds that complements the sweet, earthy flavor of fall’s favorite potato. Serve these with your Friendsgiving/Thanksgiving meal or

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Vegan Cholent

Recipe by Sarah Newman

Vegan Cholent

I use a lot of cremini mushrooms in my recipe, but any type of mushroom works to bring a rich, savory flavor to this dish. I also try to use the tastiest and most interesting beans available, many of them heirlooms from a California company called Rancho Gordo. You can use any type of dried

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