Israeli 7-Layer Mosaic Spread

2022-05-05T10:07:26-04:00May 5th, 2022|Categories: Appetizers, Side Dishes, Vegetables, Vegetarian|

This Israeli Seven Layer Mosaic Spread has become my new go-to dish when I’m looking for an hors d’oeuvre or appetizer that’s fun and festive and visually appealing.  It features two popular Middle Eastern spreads:  Hummus—made with mashed chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic—and Baba ghanoush, made with baked or grilled eggplant, [...]

Veggie Burgers

2022-05-02T14:11:21-04:00May 2nd, 2022|Categories: Cooking Light, Food Columns, Pasta, Rice, Grains, Vegetables, Vegetarian|

Here’s a great recipe for veggie burgers.  Composed of healthy veggies, grains, and beans, these burgers are sure to please the vegetarians.   Tasty, wholesome, and filling burgers, the meat eaters may come around and enjoy one of these as well.  I like to serve my veggie burgers on my homemade buns with curly lettuce, tomatoes, [...]

Banana Chiffon Truffles

2022-04-12T13:43:29-04:00April 12th, 2022|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Desserts, Passover, Passover 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 serves double duty as [...]

Chocolate Filled Macadamia Crisps

2022-04-12T13:33:34-04:00April 12th, 2022|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Desserts, Passover, Passover 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. Macadamia Crisps 1 cup macadamia nuts (4 1/2 ounces) 1/2 cup sugar 8 tablespoons unsalted margarine (room temperature) 2 egg whites 4 tablespoons matzah cake meal Chocolate [...]

Oreovers

2022-04-12T13:35:02-04:00April 12th, 2022|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Desserts, Passover, Passover 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 version of Oreos. They were a huge hit, and I’ve been making them ever since. Enjoy and Chag Sameach. Cookies 8 ounces margarine (2 sticks) 1/2 cup sugar 1cup minus 1 tablespoon [...]

Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies

2022-04-12T13:10:39-04:00April 12th, 2022|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Desserts, Passover, Passover 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. 1 5/8 Cup matzah cake meal(1 1/2 Cups plus 2 tablespoons) 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 Cup (2 sticks) butter [...]

Matzo Meat Pie

2022-04-12T12:45:18-04:00April 12th, 2022|Categories: Meat and Poultry, Passover|

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 a Happy and Sweet Passover. Meat mixture 2 tablespoon canola oil 1 red pepper, [...]

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

2022-04-12T13:15:02-04:00April 12th, 2022|Categories: Passover, Soups|

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! Chicken Soup 8 chicken leg quarters (thigh and drumstick) 1 strip of flanken 3 carrots, peeled and [...]

Passover Waffles Matzo Braffle

2022-04-10T10:29:28-04:00April 10th, 2022|Categories: Breakfast/Brunch, Holidays, Passover|

Before you begin, make sure to have a waffle iron on hand.  Preheat the waffle iron according to manufacturer instructions. 3 matzo sheets, broken into small pieces ¼ cup hot water 3 tablespoons butter, melted 2 eggs, beaten ¼ cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg maple syrup [...]

Passover Granola Treats

2022-04-06T11:18:33-04:00April 6th, 2022|Categories: Brownies and Bars, Desserts, Desserts, Holidays, Passover, Passover 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 granola, but you can use store bought Passover [...]