Recipes

    Perfect Cheese Quesadillas
    (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

    The first Jews of Mexico arrived with the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortes in 1521.  These Jews were Conversos or crypto-Jews, so called because they were forced by the Spanish Inquisition to become Catholic and had to practice their Jewish faith in secret. It is estimated that by the middle ofmore

    Tunisian Carrots
    (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

    Caraway seeds and Harissa sauce are often found in the cuisines of North Africa.  Here they are combined with cooked carrots and make a perfect addition to an array of appetizers or mezes or they can be served as a side dish.  They can be made in advance and served hot or at room temperaturemore

    Syrian Eggplant with Pomegranate Molasses
    (6 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5)

    Smoking eggplant over a fire and then mashing the peeled vegetable into a puree was a method of cooking the vegetable that was very popular amongst the Moors and Jews in Spain.  When the Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492 they took this cooking technique with them and adapted itmore

    Tea Sandwich Spreads
    (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

    You can make tea sandwiches as simple or elaborate as your imagination allows you to be. We all remember those little rectangular “fingers” filled with pimento cheese or egg salad and the delicate flower shapes cut out of buttery, firm white bread spread with a subtly flavored butter and toppedmore

    Burmolikos-Bulgarian Matzo Puffs
    (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

    If you think you will miss your morning donuts during Passover, think again.  The Bulgarian Jewish community ate these delicious puffs all year round according to my friend Edith Baker who survived the war in Bulgaria.  It is the leftover moisture in the soaked matzos that create the steam to makemore

    Star Challah with Honey Apple Filling
    (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

    Don’t let the length of the recipe scare you.  The recipe is not hard to make; I have just given you detailed instructions.  If you wish, all white bread flour may be used to conform to tradition. This recipe will make 2  ten in challahs or one large one.  Why not servemore

    Tea Scones for Mother’s Day High Tea
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    Scones used to be the pastry you ate when you went to London or when you got dressed up and went for High Tea at an elegant hotel or tea room. Nowadays you can find scones at almost every coffee emporium and the quality generally leans towards the heavy, pastymore

    GARLIC & HERB MONKEY BREAD
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    Not your sweet Monkey Bread but a new interpretation of garlic bread sure to please your guests! 4 ½- 5 cups all purpose flour 2 packages Rapid -Rise yeast 1 1/4 cups milk 1/4 cup sugar 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter 1 ½ teaspoons salt 2 eggs   6 Tablespoons unsaltedmore

    Homemade Irish Cream Liquor
    (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

    This recipe is so easy to make and lasts for months in your refrigerator! Need a last minute gift? Celebrating the New Year?  Just make a batch and it will taste good right away but very mellow after a day or two. I have given recommendations for specific ingredients butmore

    Spiced Angel Pecans
    (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

    SPICED ANGEL PECANS 1 egg white 1 Tablespoon butter melted 1-teaspoon vanilla 1 pound pecan halves ½ cup sugar 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground allspice ½ teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon salt   Pre-heat oven to 250F.  Place egg white in a 2 quart bowl and beat with amore

    Chocolate Filling for Hamantashen (Gluten-Free)
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    This is a great filling for any cookie or pastry when you don’t want it to “run” out of your baked product.  Rich, easy to make, and stays in your refrigerator for a long time (if you don’t nibble on it just as it is!) ¾ stick of salted buttermore

    Spicy Blueberry Vinegar
    (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

    A great way to have the taste of summer blueberries enhance your salads and dishes all year long.  This also makes a great holiday present for teachers if you really plan ahead! SPICY BLUEBERRY VINEGAR 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, rinsed and dried with paper towel 2 whole sticksmore

    Soft Honey Zimsterne
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    Zimsterne means stars and these cookies, filled with the same spices that were often used in the Bisomim box during Havdalah, were served at the end of Shabbat representing  the sweetness of Shabbat that should follow you into the coming week.  These cookies are very similar to classic German Gingerbread cookies.more

    Tea Scones for Mother’s Day High Tea
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    Scones used to be the pastry you ate when you went to London or when you got dressed up and went for High Tea at an elegant hotel or tea room. Nowadays you can find scones at almost every coffee emporium and the quality generally leans towards the heavy, pastymore

    Lemon Curd Tarts
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    I love the sweet/tart flavor of lemon curd but I hate when the overwhelming flavor is that of egg yolk. That totally ruins the enjoyment for me. However, this recipe which I have adapted from Maida Heatter, is an incredible exception to this problem. The essence of lemon lollipop comesmore

    Chocolate Chip Quinoa Brownies (Gluten-Free)
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    Quinoa is allowed for Passover because it is a seed not a grain and it is related to Swiss chard, spinach and radishes not grasses. I saw a recipe for brownies in Eating Well Magazine that called for home ground quinoa flour that you ground to a somewhat fine flourmore

    Soft Honey Zimsterne
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    Zimsterne means stars and these cookies, filled with the same spices that were often used in the Bisomim box during Havdalah, were served at the end of Shabbat representing  the sweetness of Shabbat that should follow you into the coming week.  These cookies are very similar to classic German Gingerbread cookies.more

    Lemon Curd Tarts
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    I love the sweet/tart flavor of lemon curd but I hate when the overwhelming flavor is that of egg yolk. That totally ruins the enjoyment for me. However, this recipe which I have adapted from Maida Heatter, is an incredible exception to this problem. The essence of lemon lollipop comesmore

    Chocolate Chip Quinoa Brownies (Gluten-Free)
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    Quinoa is allowed for Passover because it is a seed not a grain and it is related to Swiss chard, spinach and radishes not grasses. I saw a recipe for brownies in Eating Well Magazine that called for home ground quinoa flour that you ground to a somewhat fine flourmore

    Passover Chocolate Orange Truffle Cookies
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      Steve Poses, an excellent restaurateur in Philadelphia created a rich, dense chocolate cookie that almost resembles a chocolate truffle when served within an hour or so after baking. I experimented with this cookie to make it usable for Passover and gluten-free. You can make these in advance and freezemore

    Perfect Cheese Quesadillas
    (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

    The first Jews of Mexico arrived with the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortes in 1521.  These Jews were Conversos or crypto-Jews, so called because they were forced by the Spanish Inquisition to become Catholic and had to practice their Jewish faith in secret. It is estimated that by the middle ofmore

    Ethiopian Carrot/Sweet Potato Latkes-Gluten free!
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    This recipe pays homage to the Ancient Beta Israel Jewish community using the flavors and foods that are present in Ethiopia.  They didn’t eat latkes for Hanukkah but the grain used for Injera bread, Teff, is gluten-free and this recipe was created for my readers who wanted to share in themore

    Nasi Goreng
    (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

    Spice Route Nasi Goreng The first time I ate Nasi Goreng (Indonesian fried rice) was at the Bali Restaurant in Amsterdam, and it was one of many dishes on a Rijsttafel or “rice table.” The Dutch adopted the style of offering many dishes on a table that resembled a Ferrismore

    Challah French Toast
    (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

    This recipe takes basic French Toast to new heights! If you start out with rich Challah bread how can you go wrong? Children of all ages like to make French Toast. It requires few utensils and short attention spans are no problem! I use ice cream in this recipe becausemore

    Summer Corn Salad with Basil
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    A bright, easy summer salad made with fresh corn on the cob (or even vacuum-packed corn makes a delicious side for all your grilled meats and fish and kids love it! Summer Corn and Basil Salad 5 ears of corn, husks on ( or 3 cans  vacuum-packed Niblets corn) 2more

    Tunisian Carrots
    (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

    Caraway seeds and Harissa sauce are often found in the cuisines of North Africa.  Here they are combined with cooked carrots and make a perfect addition to an array of appetizers or mezes or they can be served as a side dish.  They can be made in advance and served hot or at room temperaturemore

    Easy Pareve Apple Noodle Kugel
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    This recipe first appeared in my Entree to Judaism for Families cookbook.  I taught this recipe when I met with the young Jewish community in Warsaw which is why ingredients and amounts are listed in Metric and non-metric amounts.  4 large eggs ¼ cup corn oil or other flavorless vegetablemore

    Persian Kuku with Cauliflower and Raisin
    (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

    This is a deliciously moist and flavorful answer to a frittata from the sophisticated world of Persian cooking. No frying is involved, instead the mixture is baked in a well oiled pan that creates a high, moist, and crispy on the outside finished dish.  Cut into 1 inch squares and youmore

    Thai Chicken Coconut Curry Soup
    (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

    At present there are 300 Jews living in Thailand, all in Bangkok. Although the first documented Jew in Thailand was in the early 17th century, the present Jewish community established its earliest roots in 1890 when the Rosenberg family migrated to Thailand and established modern hotels in the country. Theremore

    Sopa de Elote-Mexican Corn Soup
    (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

    When I ran the cooking school at Marshall Field’s in Dallas, one of the guest chefs created this thick, hearty soup.  I have adapted it for the home cook.  Note, that masa harina is corn flour as opposed to corn meal.  Masa is used for making tortillas as well asmore

    Ethiopian Peanut Soup
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    Many believe that Ethiopia’s Jewish population, the Beta Israel, are the descendants of Solomon and Bathsheba. It has also been suggested that the ancestors of many in the community were from four of the lost tribes of Israel, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. 2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless 2more

    Quick and Easy Tomato Vegetable Soup
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    I created this recipe for my children’s book Entree to Judaism for Families because I wanted an easy, nutritious soup that kids would have fun making.  If you are buying fresh vegetables already cut up, separate the onions from the rest or add a small chopped onion to the recipe so thatmore