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Rosh Hashanah Date Pomegranate Blondies

I like an apple cake as much as the next girl (two favorites are Amy’s Bissel Apple Cake and this Cornmeal Apple Upside Down Cake) but there are two nights of Rosh Hashanah, and once I’ve got my apple cake craving taken care of, I need something else. Enter these blondies. Though blondies might not seem quite fancy enough for a big holiday meal, trust me that these will blow your hair back, and can be gussied up into something truly stunning to look at, and downright delectable to eat.blondies-stacked

The only specialty item called for here is pomegranate molasses, which you can almost certainly find at your local Middle Eastern food store, or you can buy it online here. I love to drizzle some pomegranate molasses over my yogurt and granola in the morning, and it’s also good as an ice cream topping.blondies

 

Date Pomegranate Blondies

Posted on August 29, 2013

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The Power of Jewish Food

MyJewishLearning’s recipes connect people across generations. When Brenda encountered our recipe for Plumkuchen, or plum cake, she relayed an amazing story: “The woman who taught me this recipe was a survivor of Auschwitz and told me that every Rosh Hashanah her mother, who perished in the Holocaust, would make this cake from their family’s plum tree. I have since baked this cake every New Year in her memory and for those who have no one to remember them.”

We’re particularly proud when MyJewishLearning’s recipes help people revive family traditions, as was the case with Beatrice, when she discovered our recipe for meat kreplach. “You seem to have been in my mother’s kitchen. The picture and the description of how to make it reminded me of her doing exactly that on the kitchen table when I was a child. I think I’m going to make them for the first time in my life.”

MyJewishLearning is a non-profit organization that depends on donations from people like you to cover 85% of its operating budget. For the last 10 years, MyJewishLearning has helped people like Brenda and Beatrice find Jewish recipes and connect with Jewish life. Help make sure MyJewishLearning is here for the next 10 years by making a tax-deductible donation today.

Posted on September 11, 2012

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Lighten Up!

Each year the holiday season brings joy, stress, and increased eating as we  get overloaded with Thanksgiving leftovers, and shlep from family dinners to other eating-centric, obligatory gatherings. And what – we’re supposed to just sip seltzer water in the corner!?

I don’t enjoy having to watch what I eat, or reducing the amount of butter (or oil) I cook with, but I do like quality recipes that don’t sacrifice on flavor. I have put together a few of my favorites, but more importantly, I want to hear about yours.

For our November cookbook giveaway, we want to hear about your favorite, lightened-up dishes! Post your recipes below and the most interesting, holiday-themed (lite) recipe will win a copy of Susie Fishbein’s Kosher By Design Lightens Up. I am counting on your creativity to help us all get through this holiday season without having to buy a new wardrobe!

Nosher-recommended lighter side recipes:

Crispy Baked ‘Fried’ Chicken (you can use soymilk with 1 Tablespoon of vinegar where this recipe calls for buttermilk)

Quinoa and Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Dinner in Venice’s Minestrone Soup

Posted on November 14, 2011

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