Fresh Caramelized Apple and Cranberry Noodle Kugel Recipe

While I like making this every year for Rosh Hashanah, it is also perfect to make for Sukkot and Thanksgiving, when cranberries are fresh and available. Apples and cranberries taste amazing together and give a sweet-tart contrast to the whole dish. Buy extra bags of fresh cranberries and store in the freezer so you can make this any time of year.

Posted on November 22, 2016

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19 Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes

If you’re preparing a dairy-free Thanksgiving meal, there are plenty of ways to make your sides full of flavor without using milk or cheese. Some are healthy, vegan updates on potato gratin and green bean casserole, while others–like the Kasha and Squash Pilaf, or Thanksgiving Tzimmes (below)–are Jewish-inspired dishes that beg to be served alongside turkey and gravy.

Posted on November 21, 2016

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Non-Dairy Pie Hacks for Thanksgiving

I’m not sure who coined the phrase, “easy as pie,” but I’m almost certain she was not familiar with baking them. Making pie crust — for most of us, I’d wager — is not a walk in the park. And if you’re making a dairy-free pie, well, that’s a challenge that many prefer to leave up for the professionals. But if you’re committed, like us, to making a dairy-free pie of your own, you’ve found the right place.

Posted on November 15, 2016

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Thanksgiving Side Dish: Horseradish Mashed Potato Recipe

For as long as I can remember, my mom always prepared the most delicious potatoes. She took red bliss potatoes, boiled them, and while they were steaming hot, she would douse them with a mixture of vinegar, fresh parsley and minced garlic. Only four ingredients, but those potatoes were to die for. Inevitably, she would serve them with her chicken cutlet (otherwise known to us as ‘milanesa’ in Spanish, or ‘schnitzel’ in German and Yiddish).

Posted on November 14, 2016

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9 Thanksgiving Pies with a Jewish Twist

Pie season is here, and it’s putting us in the mood for a pie infused with our favorite Jewish flavors! If you’ve overdone it on pumpkin spice (we certainly have!), try adding something new to the recipe, like sesame seeds or even tahini. The recipes below show that there are so many ways in which tahini, coconut macaroons, pomegranate kernels, halvah or even labneh can be folded into these classic American desserts.

Posted on November 10, 2016

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Gingersnap and Apple Challah Recipe

No, this isn’t a Christmas cookie. The flavors are straight out of the Germanic regions, like Alsace-Lorraine, Germany, and Austria, where Jews lived for many, many centuries, and where many were a vital part of spice business. This bread bursts with ginger from gingersnap cookies and fresh ginger. It’s distinctly sweet, mildly hot, richly spiced, and it’s all supported with the warm undertones of apples. Enrobed in the enriched challah dough, this really is a treat. It makes a wonderfully fragrant, complex loaf that is great for any autumn or winter celebration.

Posted on October 10, 2016

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