Quick & Easy Vegetarian Mushroom Barley Soup

This recipe is perfect for your sukkah! I first made it two weeks ago -- and it turned out so well, that I made it again for Erev Sukkot. Now you should know: I'm not a fan of mushrooms (it's a texture thing!). But my family loves them -- and they … [Read more...]

Simple Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

I've long struggled with the best way to make chicken soup. In fact, on more than one occasion, I've asked for your advice on the KOAB Facebook wall. No what I did, my soup just wasn't consistent. Sometimes it turns out really well - all rich and … [Read more...]

Rosh Hashana Round-Up | Recipes, Menu Plans and More

With just a few hours left until Erev Rosh Hashana, no one has time to do deep searches of KOAB to find the recipe, braiding video, or menu plan idea they are looking for. So in between making my last batch of BBQ Crockpot beef and starting the … [Read more...]

Rosh Hashana Menu Plan 2016

You'd think that with Rosh Hashana not falling out until October this year that I would have been super organized and ready to go by at least the last week of September. But noooooo! I am dragging my feet as much as possible and dreading the … [Read more...]

10 Delicious Rosh Hashana Dessert Recipes

Wondering what to make for dessert this Rosh Hashana? Wonder no more! Here are 10 amazing desserts, perfect for Rosh Hashana. And bonus, they're great for Sukkot, too. These are desserts I have made and personally recommend, desserts I am planning … [Read more...]

Menu Plan for Week of August 22nd (Whole30 / Paleo-Friendly)

Hey - look at that! It's a menu planning post! Our summer was a bit hectic and I will admit that menu planning took a back seat. But with school starting up again next week, I'm trying to reestablish some good kitchen routines. Like having the … [Read more...]

Shavuot Menu Planning Ideas

Still not sure what you're cooking for Shavuot? Allow me to provide some Pin-spiration. Get things started with this delicious Baked Panko Mozzarella Balls with Creamy Tomato Soup from Peas and Crayons My kids love Wacky Mac, but … [Read more...]

Passover Menu Plan 2016

My 10 year old came home from school the other day and told me a joke. Ima, have you cleaned yet for Pesach? A little bit, mostly upstairs. Why? Well, have you started cooking? Nope, not yet! Well, you'd better get on it. Pesach is coming. Don't … [Read more...]

It’s a Giveaway | Brand New “Celebrate” Cookbook By Chef Elizabeth Kurtz (3 Winners)

Just in time for your Pesach menu planning, I have an awesome giveaway for my KOAB friends today! Emunah of America has published a brand new cookbook by the singular kosher chef Elizabeth Kurtz, called Celebrate: Food Family Shabbos. I … [Read more...]

Easy (But Still Elegant) Chicken Rolls

Aren't these pretty? I was asked last week if I write recipes? I sort of laughed and said, "Well, if you can call it that." Then I went on to explain that while I used to love to patchke (putter about) in the kitchen, over the last few years, … [Read more...]