Cheese Blintzes

June 11th, 2024|Categories: DairyDessertsShavuot

I made these cheese blintzes for Passover.  The recipe calls for potato starch instead of flour. They were so delicious, I’ll be making them for Shavuot and year round. […]

Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi

June 11th, 2024|Categories: DairyShavuotVegetarian

Here’s another tasty dairy option for Shavuot. Ricotta gnocchi are the faster, easier, and, some would say, tastier counterpart to potato gnocchi. If you’ve avoided making pasta or gnocchi recipes because of elaborate instructions and techniques, you’re in for a treat with this recipe, which will give you […]

Cheesecake With Marbleized Chocolate Glaze

June 10th, 2024|Categories: CakesCheesecakesDairyDessertsShavuot

If you want a showstopper dairy dessert for Shavuot, this beauty fits the bill.  The marbleized glaze does require a bit of technique.  You can simplify the recipe by finishing the cake with a sprinkling of confectioner’s sugar or a simple chocolate glaze […]

Eggplant Parmesan

June 10th, 2024|Categories: DairyShavuotVegetarian

The Jewish holiday Shavuot begins at sunset this Tuesday, June 11th and ends sundown on Thursday, June 13th. Shavuot is also known as the Jewish Festival of Weeks and it commemorates the anniversary of the giving of the Torah. There are many traditions associated with this lovely holiday such […]

Passover Fluffy Oven Baked Pancake

April 28th, 2024|Categories: Breakfast/BrunchDairyPassover|Tags: 

I have fun creating – and adapting – recipes for Passover. One such dish is a Passover pancake. I take my year-round recipe, make a few tweaks here and there, and voila: a scrumptious breakfast/brunch dish for Passover! […]

Passover French Toast

April 28th, 2024|Categories: Breakfast/BrunchDairyPassover|Tags: 

Crafting a delicious Passover French Toast involves a simple twist to my traditional French Toast recipe: I swap out the usual bread for my […]

Banana Chiffon Truffles

April 28th, 2024|Categories: Cookies and BiscottiDessertsDessertsPassoverPassover Desserts

These are one of my favorite Passover confections.  You bake a scrumptious Kosher for Passover banana chiffon cake, then pull off pieces of the cake and roll them into balls that are approximately 1 and 1/2 inches.  After a short stint in the fridge you dip the balls into melted chocolate. The recipe […]

Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies

April 28th, 2024|Categories: Cookies and BiscottiDessertsDessertsPassoverPassover Desserts

Everyone loves these Passover chocolate chip cookies. They are my most requested Passover cookie recipe. Reminiscent of the year round Toll House cookies, these are addictive and delicious. Wishing all a Zissen Pesach […]

Chocolate Filled Macadamia Crisps

April 26th, 2024|Categories: Cookies and BiscottiDessertsDessertsPassoverPassover Desserts

Here’s another perennial Passover cookie family favorite—chocolate filled macadamia crisps. If I could only have one cookie for Passover, this would be the one. Wishing all a Happy and Sweet Passover […]


April 26th, 2024|Categories: Cookies and BiscottiDessertsDessertsPassoverPassover Desserts

I developed these Passover Oreos—aka oreovers—over 20 years ago when my beautiful daughter, Sally, asked if I could make a kosher for Passover […]

Passover Waffles Matzo Braffle

April 18th, 2024|Categories: Brownies and BarsDessertsDessertsHolidaysPassoverPassover Desserts

Before you begin, make sure to have a waffle iron on hand.  Preheat the waffle iron according to manufacturer instructions. Place the matzos into a large mixing bowl and, with your hands, break into very small pieces. Pour about ¼ cup very hot water onto the crushed matzo, mix well and […]

Passover Granola Treats

April 17th, 2024|Categories: Brownies and BarsDessertsDessertsHolidaysPassoverPassover Desserts

For Passover 2016 I used my homemade Passover granola recipe to make these Passover granola treats, the Passover version of Rice Krispie treats. These tasty treats were a huge hit and I’ve been making them for Passover ever since. I’ve provided a recipe for my homemade […]

Passover Baked Onion Rings

April 15th, 2024|Categories: AppetizersPassoverSide DishesVegetablesVegetarian

These kosher for Passover onion rings are baked, not fried. They’re low-fat and low-cal, so feel free to take seconds.  Onions are rich in l-tryptophan—an amino acid that is a natural sedative, so eat a bunch of these onion […]

Tsimmes For Passover

April 12th, 2024|Categories: PassoverSide DishesVegetables

This is my version of Tsimmes–a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish dish of stewed vegetables and dried fruits. “Tsimmes” is Yiddish for “fuss”. This Tsimmes comes together quickly and is not too “fussy”–a delicious dish for […]

Hasselback Baby Sweet Potatoes For Passover

April 11th, 2024|Categories: PassoverSide DishesVeganVegetablesVegetarian

Looking for a special side dish for your Passover menu? You will love these tasty, nutritious, quick and easy hasselback baby sweet potatoes that make such an impressive presentation. […]

Matzo Meat Pie

April 10th, 2024|Categories: Meat and PoultryPassover

This matzo meat pie is a real showstopper and it tastes as good as it looks.  Make sure to have four 4-inch round spring form pans on hand for the recipe.  You can find the pans in kitchen stores or online.  Wishing all […]

Passover Pineapple and Honey Glazed Corned Beef

April 9th, 2024|Categories: Meat and PoultryPassover|Tags: 

Looking to impress on Passover with a great main course? I’ve got you covered with my Pineapple and Honey Glazed Corned Beef.  I posted the recipe last autumn for Rosh Hashanah, and it has been one of my most popular and requested holiday recipes.  With just a few tweaks I adapted […]

Nanny Fela’s Epic Chicken Soup With Matzoh Balls For Passover

April 8th, 2024|Categories: PassoverSoups

Nothing says the holidays like a big pot of my mom’s epic chicken soup–AKA Nanny Fela‘s Epic Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls.  Here’s my Passover friendly version of Nanny Fela‘s Soup, along with some scrumptious Passover noodles. Chag Sameach! […]