Samantha Mattox

Samantha Mattox is the recipe developer and food lover behind Pass the Challah, a food blog full of crowd-pleasing kosher recipes. Her recipes are uncomplicated, full of flavor, and full of love. She grew up in Dallas, Texas, graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Business Management, and is now back in Dallas after spending a much-loved year in Israel. She works in Finance and spends all her spare time in the kitchen. Check out her recipes at

Articles by Samantha Mattox

No-Bake Funfetti Cheesecake Recipe

It’s cheesecake season! We all know that Shavuot just isn’t complete without a cheesecake. But I have to ask—why can’t ...

Potato and Carrot Gratin Passover Recipe

Don't fight the potatoes. Embrace them!

Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe

Tender meatballs, chicken wings, and a heavenly sweet and sour sauce make for a delicious twist on a classic.

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Like any good Jew, I love Chinese food. There’s nothing better than feasting on salty, saucy takeout favorites like orange ...