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Sukkot

Hana’s Apple Cake

Recipe by Ariel Pasternak

Hana’s Apple Cake

This recipe comes from my family in Israel, so the transliteration is not great and the measurements aren’t exactly right, but I’ve tweaked them to the extent that I can to get consistent results. It’s my favorite cake for Rosh Hashanah.

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Better-for-You Granola

Recipe by Stacey Viera

Better-for-You Granola

For a better granola bar option, try making one at home. This granola is “better” thanks to the additional protein and a crunchy texture from the sunflower seeds and nuts as well as whole grains and fiber from the oats. Olive oil lends mono- and polyunsaturated fats, which are a more nutritious choice and better

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Barley Muffins

Recipe by Stacey Viera

Barley Muffins

For an even-better-than-granola recipe that’s portable and includes six of the seven species (you could add pomegranate arils, too), try these muffins. Barley is a whole grain and an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. Look for hulled barley to get more of the nutrient-rich outer bran layer, but pearl barley is also

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Barley-Stuffed Mushrooms

Recipe by Leah Koenig

Barley-Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushrooms and barley were fixtures of the Eastern European Jewish kitchen, most notably paired in a nourishing bowl of mushroom barley soup. This appetizer also features the iconic duo, but showcases them a little differently. Here, mushroom caps are stuffed with tender barley that has been dressed up with Parmesan, fresh herbs, and a splash

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Roasted Duck with Apples and Prunes

Recipe by Darra Goldstein

Roasted Duck with Apples and Prunes

From Sheilah Kaufman: Darra had this terrific duck at Bodil and Harry Wilson’s Berkshires house. Bodil served the roast duck with fruits, caramelized potatoes and sweet and sour red cabbage. I’ve played with Bodil’s recipe a little bit, using apple cider instead of water as the duck roasts to feature the apples so distinctive of

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Joy’s Poppy Seed Loaf

Recipe by Gracie Goldberg

Joy’s Poppy Seed Loaf

My mom doesn’t cook much, but when she does it is usually a dessert. She is most famous for her chocolate chip pumpkin loaf, her pumpkin pie, and this, a poppy seed loaf. Serve it toasted for breakfast or with a scoop of ice cream for dessert. A poppy seed loaf is perfect for every occasion!

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Nonnie’s Apricot Chicken

Recipe by Gracie Goldberg

Nonnie’s Apricot Chicken

Growing up, it was always a huge deal when we got to sleepover at Nonnie’s (my maternal grandmother) house in the foggy Marina neighborhood of San Francisco. Every time we went to Nonnie’s house we always requested three things for dinner, kasha and shells, donuts for desserts from our favorite spot on Chestnut Street and

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