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55+ Best Recipes for Rosh Hashanah

Check out these recipes for Rosh Hashanah! Planning for Rosh Hashana? Here are more than 55 great recipes to celebrate the Jewish New Year. Apples dipped in honey—and Honey Cake—are quintessential recipes for Rosh Hashanah. But other foods symbolize our hopes and dreams for good luck, new beginnings, good health, and prosperity, too. Pomegranates, dates, …

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Whipped Feta Spread

Whipped Feta Spread is a new favorite appetizer. The tangy, salty, creamy dip with a punch of garlic and fresh dill is delicious scooped up with pita chips or raw veggies. I’m a big fan of a mezze plate—a Middle Eastern appetizer platter that usually includes some combination of various dips and spreads, fresh vegetables, …

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Chopped Liver That’s As Good As Your Bubbe’s

“What am I, chopped liver?” Such an odd colloquialism. The implication, at first glance, being that it is forgettable, not worthy of notice, insignificant. But when it is good, it is a wonder of culinary genius. It transforms the cheap, “throwaway” parts of an everyday chicken into a luxurious spread worthy of attention. And therein …

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For Your Meatless Passover: Grandma Fran’s Vegetarian Chopped Liver

Back in April I wrote a post about my Aunt Hilda’s Carrot Vichyssoise. At the time I was writing the history of my paternal grandfather’s family, and I thought it would be a nice idea to include a chapter of favorite family recipes. In order to help me write the recipe chapter, my cousin Nina …

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Israeli Jelly Donuts or Sufganiyot

Sufganiyot are traditional Israeli jelly donuts. Pillowy, filled with jelly (or other fillings), and dusted with powdered sugar, they are a real treat. They are commonly eaten during Hanukkah, but they’re scrumptious any time of year. Why Do We Eat Sufganiyot for Hanukkah? Hanukkah celebrates the miracle of the oil that burned for eight nights …

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Celebrate Sukkot with Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa, White Beans, Olives, and Feta Cheese

Raised in hippie Berkeley in the 1970s by a non-observant Jewish mom and a devoutly agnostic father, my religious upbringing was scant to say the least. When asked directly, my parents always insisted we were Jewish, and we did enjoy appropriately festive Hanukkah, Passover, and Rosh Hashanah dinners with family and friends, but that’s pretty …

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Israeli Salad with Egg and Feta Cheese

This simple Israeli Salad adds feta cheese and hard-boiled eggs to the traditional diced tomatoes, cucumbers, and fresh herbs. It is as delicious as it is authentic! Israeli Salad was born on Israel’s kibbutzim (communal farms) where fresh salad ingredients were abundant. At it’s most basic, it is diced cucumbers and tomatoes in an olive …

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Matzoh Toffee for Passover

If you’re Jewish, or even if you’re not but you’ve been lucky enough to be invited to a Passover Seder, you’ve probably already fallen in love with matzoh toffee. This classic recipe is ubiquitous during the Jewish holiday Passover. It’s outrageously delicious and utterly addictive. I find that I cannot stop myself from eating this …

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Israeli Couscous Salad with Pomegranate Seeds, Pistachios, and Hummus Vinaigrette

Israeli Couscous Salad with Hummus Vinaigrette is a new favorite for me. It’s hearty, delicious, and delivers layers of contrasting flavors and textures. Ever since Juliana posted her easy pomegranate-seeding method, I’ve been keeping my eye out for recipes that use those precious little sweet-tart jewels. I wanted to put this magical secret to good …

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