Krembo Cake


I'm not the world's biggest fan of pareve desserts, which is why I usually just make brownies. (Bor-ing, I know.) But if I care enough to make an OMG-THIS-IS-SO-GOOD and Seriously???-Is-This-Really-Pareve dessert, there is only one choice: The … [Read more...]

“Chesed Meals” Ideas

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I wasn't sure exactly what to call this Recipe Exchange, but here's what I intended: You know those meals that you make for friends who just had a baby? Or are home sick with the flu and five kids? Or, G-d forbid, lost someone close to them? I … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Thai Style Chicken


Hello recipe exchanging friends. Thanks so much for picking up my slack last week and sharing some wonderful comfort food recipes. This week's recipe exchange theme has been inspired by a food blogger that I really like, Chick in the Kitchen. On … [Read more...]

Comfort Foods

If you follow KOAB on Facebook, you know that I woke up this morning with a stomach bug. I seem to be a real target, as this is my second time in two months. Fortunately my husband is off work today, so he is fixing our dinner! Instead of sharing … [Read more...]

Aloo Gobi $5 Indian Dinners


Did you know that there is a whole cookbook and blog (the blog actually came first) dedicated to $5 dinners? Erin's blog is great and has a lot of very healthy looking meals, but, from a kosher perspective, many of her meals unfortunately don't work … [Read more...]

KOAB Recipe Exchange: Inspire Me!

I am in a rut, people. A total cooking rut. Our weekday dinners are boring. Even our Shabbat meals have been boring lately. They're fine. Well-balanced. Tasty, even. But boooring. (Or could it be that I am bored with cooking?) I had a theme … [Read more...]

Egg Yolk Bread Machine Challah

Photo Credit: Alex Ringer

If you're new to Kosher on a Budget, every week I pick a different theme or topic, and share one of my frugal recipes, and ask my readers to do this same. It's great fun - kind of like a virtual Sisterhood cookbook! You may recall an earlier … [Read more...]

And the winner is… (KOAB Recipe Exchange Target Gift Card)

I've been promising for a while that I would give away a $10 Target gift card to one reader who has left a recipe on one of my KOAB Recipe Exchange posts. To pick the winner, I went all the way back to my first Recipe Exchange and gave one "entry" … [Read more...]

Sufganiyot (AKA Homemade Jelly Donuts)


I can't believe it's almost Chanukah! Didn't we just put away our sukkah?! When we moved to Israel, one of my favorite new traditions to adopt was making of sufganiyot, instead of latkes (levivot), on Chanukah. One year, my friend and I offered to … [Read more...]

KOAB Recipe Exchange: Beans, Lentils & Legumes (Hummus)


There is nothing more frugal than beans and lentils. Buy a bag of dried beans and feed your family for a week for, what, less than $2? Beans are the ultimate frugal protein, but can they be fancied up for Shabbat? We eat most of our beans and … [Read more...]