Desserts

Recipe: Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

peanut butter cookies stacked on white background

Looking for a cooking project to do with the kids? Even a very small child can help make these wonderful, crumbly peanut butter cookies. Cooking teaches math skills and how to measure. But children of all ages enjoy rolling the dough into balls, and making the traditional crosshatch design on the tops of these cookies …

Appetizers, Easy, Israeli food, Main courses

Moshe B’Tayva: The Israeli Version of Pigs in Blankets

moshe b'tayva (pigs in blankets)

In Israel, those wonderful dough-wrapped frankfurters are called “Moshe B’Tayva,” or loosely: “Moses in the Basket.” You wouldn’t expect Jews to name a dish after pigs, now would you?? But essentially, these treats are as well beloved and easy to make, as they are in America. After all, “A rose by any other name would …

Desserts, Shavuos

Crepes: A Fun Treat For Kids to Make and Eat

Woman's hand removing crepe from pan with background of crepe ingredients

Looking for a fun cooking project for the kids stuck at home due to coronavirus? Look no further. Crepes may sound fancy and difficult to make, but once kids get into the swing of things, they’re really fast and easy. They’re also incredibly delicious, thin, and delectable. Makes a nice switch from pancakes and your …

Ashkenazi, Easy, Main courses, Passover

Leftover Passover Matzoh? Make Matzoh Brie

Skillet of fried matzoh (matzoh brie)

Passover is over, but if you’re like most people, you’ve got leftover matzoh. What to do? Make matzoh brie! It’s easy enough to make and it’s deliciously rib-sticking good. While most people make a sweet version of matzoh brie—or “fried matzee” as we called it growing up—topping the mixture with cinnamon sugar, Jews of Lithuanian …

Israel Food News, Passover

Israelis Undergo Egg Shortage During Corona Lockdown Pesach

Meme with Eggs next to Brinks truck in Israel during corona egg shortage

Making Pesach without eggs is not easy. But Israel is having an egg shortage just before Pesach, right in the middle of the coronavirus global pandemic. When the stores do get eggs, customers are limited to 2 dozen, or are forced to spend a certain amount to get a carton. Netanyahu and FM Kahlon decided …

Main courses, Sephardi

Recipe: Balles of Italie

Balles of Italie

If you’ve got all the kids home with you, say during the corona global pandemic, you want food to please even the pickiest eater, preferably something cooked in one pot. This gem of a recipe has its origins in the ancient Sephardic Jewish community of Italy. Even though the allspice sounds exotic, the dish absolutely …

Food Science

Food Safety During the Corona Pandemic

Cook sneezes over food in kitchen

Many of us are wondering how to be safe in relation to food and groceries during the global coronavirus pandemic. We don’t understand how it’s safe to bring in groceries or restaurant takeout without contaminating our homes and kitchens. We just have a lot of questions. The best article on this topic so far, is …

Tips

Corona Culinary Advice and Economy: What and Why to Cook During a Global Pandemic

bearded chef in apron, tastes soup from blue pot with wooden spoon

In normal times we go keto and restrict our carbs. During a global pandemic, however, you make do with what you have, and also cook together to keep from going stir (get it?) crazy. Here are some of our favorite culinary tips for getting through the coming weeks: Got leftover bread? Don’t throw it out: …