Honey Date Cake

We had a delicious honey date cake for dessert during Rosh Hashanah.  I usually don’t like honey cakes, but I actually made a big mistake while making the cake and added twice the honey than I was supposed to.  I made other adjustments to the recipe to counteract the extra honey and the cake was…

Sweet Potato Kugel

We had a bountiful sweet potato harvest this year.  Not only are they plentiful, they are huge! So I guess you will be seeing a bunch of sweet potato posts this fall and winter. To start off with, I made a sweet potato kugel for Rosh Hashanah.   I loved the flavor, but the cayenne…

Date Glazed Orange Chicken

I want to share a recipe I used for one of our Rosh Hashanah dinners. It has wonderful flavors, but was simple to make so it could be made for any dinner where you want to enjoy the flavors of dates and oranges.   It does take a little prep ahead of time.  The first…

Cousin Bentzi’s Noodle Kugel

How many ways can you say “yum!”? I think this may be my favorite noodle kugel recipe ever. I guess is should give you some context. My cousin Bentzi lives in Israel and we have never met. But we have bonded over our mutual love of cooking and feeding people. He sent me his recipe for…

Challah Project # 11 – Raisin Honey Challah

After making what we decided was the perfect challah for Rosh Hashanah (Brown Sugar Challah with Pomegranate Glaze) about 3 weeks before Rosh Hashanah, I couldn’t make it again for the actual holiday, it was too soon for a repeat. So, I decided to try an experiment for our ‘real-time’ holiday challot. I had plenty of high-gluten…

Honey Cookies

I love Rosh Hashanah. And I love eating honey: honey and apples, honey in the challah, honey on the challah, honey apple cake, honey on my chicken… honey, honey, honey! Of course that also means local honey. Luckily we have a lot of local honey to choose from. These are just a few that happen…

A Tale of Two Kugels

Sweet or Savory? Which kugel should rule? This holiday I made a savory kugel for Rosh Hashanah and my mother’s sweet pareve kugel for Yom Kippur.The reviews are in… The savory Salt and Pepper Kugel was a great side dish.  It stood up well to foods with bold flavors and sauces.  And the paprika on top…

Chicken with Parsnips and Leeks

I have debated posting this dish, but in the end taste has won out over looks. This is an ugly, boring-looking dish. That almost makes the fact of how flavorful it is even more surprising and enjoyable. Each time I would take a taste while I was cooking it, I was always caught off guard…

Stuffed Cabbage

I hate to say it, but my mother was not such a great cook.  But there were a few dishes that she made that were outstanding – sweet and sour meatballs, noodle kugel (when she remembered all the ingredients), chicken fricasse, and stuffed cabbage.  Sadly, her stuffed cabbage recipe has been lost. But I have found…