Shmeini Atzeret / Simchat Torah Menu Plan (The Updated Version)

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It occurred to me last night that (a) I am really burned out on cooking already and (b) I'm feeling like all we've been doing the last week is EATING. And eating. And eating. So, I decided to revamp our menu plan to make things a little … [Read more...]

Sukkot Menu Plan (2012)

PHOTO CREDIT: JDCC If you follow Kosher on a Budget on Facebook, you know that I've been avoiding/dreading menu planning for Sukkot. Even though Rosh Hashana went remarkably well, I always seem to get that post-yom tov letdown, in which I … [Read more...]

Freezer Cooking Tip | How to Make Challah In Advance

For many of you, this post will seem like a total "no-brainer". You've been making your challah ahead and freezing it for years. What's the big deal? But for those you, like me, that could never quite figure out how to freeze your challah dough, … [Read more...]

Rosh Hashana Slow Cooker Recipe | Coffee Braised Pot Roast

In the Slow Cooker | Coffee Braised Pot Roast

PHOTO CREDIT   Looking to make your life a little easier during this harried season of chagim? Slow cookers can save a lot of sanity, time, money and even heat in the kitchen. If you are leaving yours on, here's a fairly simple and … [Read more...]

Honey Mustard Salmon


Reading all of your wonderful comments on the Honey Basket Giveaway post (ends tonight at midnight), I was inspired to put together this Recipe Exchange. Here's how it's going to work - I'm going to share my honey mustard salmon recipe (it's so … [Read more...]

Our Rosh Hashana Menu Plan (2012)


With just two weeks until the first night of Rosh Hashana, it's time for me to face facts - the chagim are coming! I sat down last night and made our meal plan for Rosh Hashana, doing my best to not go too crazy. (My plans are always more … [Read more...]

Kansas City’s First Ever Kosher BBQ Festival


Yesterday I had the great pleasure of attending Kansas City's first ever kosher BBQ festival. The weather was perfect, the crowds were pumped (well over 2,000 attended) and the food was smokin'. Fifteen teams competed in three "events": Chicken … [Read more...]

Snobby Joe’s Recipe


Since today marks the first of the Nine Days, I thought it would be the perfect time to share my recipe for Snobby Joe's - aka Sloppy Joe's, with lentils substituted for the ground beef. We were planning to eat these in a pita - which would … [Read more...]

Frugal Snack Idea – Homemade Hummus

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We like our hummus. It's our years spent in Israel, I suppose, but we consider ourselves rather to be connosieurs. Of course, I'm also busy (and lazy) and usually our "fine taste in hummus" ends up being Sabra from Costco. Not that there's … [Read more...]

How to Cook Beans in Your Slow Cooker the Easy Way

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Canned beans are a major convenience item in my house. But since I'm participating in the SNAP4aWeek Challenge, I'm reminding myself that it's really not that inconvenient to buy dried beans and chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) and cook them … [Read more...]