Ashkenazi, Desserts, Sukkot

Almond Biscotti or Mandelbrot? A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet

almond biscotti

In the run-up to Sukkot, it’s nice to bake a variety of cookies. Most cookies keep well, even at room temperature. Biscotti or Mandelbrot are pretty much the same thing and are traditionally enjoyed with a glass of tea at the end of a meal. They are also far easier to prepare than most cookies. …

Appetizers, Good for You, Rosh Hashana

Butternut Squash and Spinach Salad with Sesame and Honey Dressing

butternut squash and spinach salad

Canny cooks like to incorporate symbolic foods into salads to be served at the beginning of the Rosh Hashanah meal, such as this butternut squash and spinach salad. The symbolic foods have accompanying verses we recite at the table that play on the names of each food. In this recipe, butternut squash stands in for …

Main courses, Rosh Hashana, Shabbos

Chicken with Honey, Lemon, and Mustard Glaze

Honey lemon mustard chicken

Looking for a simple main course for your holiday table? Look no further than this sweet and savory chicken dish that requires no special culinary skills to come out perfect, every time you make and serve it. It’s sweet enough to qualify as a Rosh Hashanah main while savory enough to please those who don’t …

Main courses, Rosh Hashana, Sephardi, Sukkot

Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemon and Olives

chicken tagine with preserved lemon and olives

Israel may be the land of citrus fruits, but friends tell us that lemons disappear from most supermarkets at this time of year, through the end of the Jewish High Holidays. The good news is that preserved lemons are even more delicious than regular lemons and every canny Israeli housewife has a jar or two …

Healthy, Main courses, Parve

Italian Potato and Green Bean Salad

potato and green bean salad

We are big into salads during the hottest days of summer. This potato and green bean salad is a particular favorite since it can even be used as a main course, thanks to the fact that combining potatoes and green beans turns the two into a protein. Thus you’ve got a green vegetable, a hearty …

Easy, Healthy, Main courses

Easy Pasta and Broccoli Salad

pasta and broccoli

When temperatures are hot, pasta salads thrill with their medley of textures and cool flavors. This one is kid-tested and they’ll even eat the broccoli because it’s still got crunch. A palate-pleaser for the hottest days of summer, but really anytime. Because it makes a whole lot and it’s totally delicious. Easy Pasta and Broccoli …