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Thanksgiving

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Recipe by Kenden Alfond

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Many people would love to serve healthier food options on their holiday menus, but how can you when you’re committed to preserving beloved traditions? On a mission to find a holiday menu that inspired me and was healthy for my family, I only found recipes that made me feel like I was a Bubbe or

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Winter Farm Tzimmes

Recipe by Tanya Tolchin

Winter Farm <em>Tzimmes</em>

Boxes of seeds are arriving in the mail now, and winter will not be here much longer. In the meantime, we are still working our way through crates of winter vegetables. We are “picking” sweet potatoes from crates piled in our house instead of the ground. And we are discovering the art of winter bakes

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Aunt Jeannie’s Apple Strudel

Recipe by Dawn Lerman

Aunt Jeannie’s Apple Strudel

This is the strudel my Aunt Jeannie taught me to make when I was at her house for a sleepover the night my sister was born. But there was a snowstorm so we could not make it to the hospital. Dying with anticipation to meet my new baby sister, my aunt Jeannie distracted me by

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No-Going-Back Applesauce

Recipe by Susan Barocas

No-Going-Back Applesauce

I am so tempted to write a recipe that starts with, “Peel as many apples as will fit in your pot of choice, including old wrinkled ones that are beyond snappy eating.” But the boundaries of replicating recipes for publication demand more precision. Just keep in mind that this is one of those recipes that

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Apple Crumb Cake

Recipe by Leah Hadad

Apple Crumb Cake

An immigrant from Israel, at first I did not like apple pie. After baking with my then-seven-year-old son his choice of pie, I finally learned to bake and love apple pie. I am still partial to this apple dessert, with its more balanced ratio of pastry to filling and contrasting textures. To keep it pareve,

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Roasted Heritage Turkey

Recipe by Joshua Rosenstein

Roasted Heritage Turkey

Heritage turkeys are often leaner and smaller than commercial birds. This means that fast cooking at high temperatures is a better method than slow roasting. In order to preserve the natural flavor of the turkey, brining is not recommended. Make sure you start with a turkey fully at room temperature. Heritage turkeys should then be cooked

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Butternut Squash Fries with Thyme

Recipe by Tanya Tolchin

Butternut Squash Fries with Thyme

Winter vegetables require sharp knives and a little more prep. I like the long neck of the butternut squash because it is easy to dice in cubes or julienne into “fries.” This baked fry recipe is easy to pack in a lunchbox or enjoy hot from the oven.

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