6 Ways to Make Hosting Shabbat Meals More Affordable

6 Ways to Make Hosting Shabbat Meals More Affordable

Over the weekend, I received a great question about how to budget for the expense of hosting Shabbat meals. I recently started reviewing your blog and I'm totally inspired. My husband and I are hitting rough times at the moment and when we sat down … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas for Rosh Hashana

Le Creuset Honey Pot

  Will you need a hostess gift or two for Rosh Hashana? Check out all these great ideas I found over at Amazon: Le Creuset Stoneware 16-Ounce Honey Pot - $27.95, shipped (originally $40). You can never have too many honey pots; especially … [Read more...]

How Keeping Shabbat Keeps Me Frugal


From a budgeting perspective, it's all too easy to worry about how keeping Shabbat ADDS to the budget. What with all the chicken soup and brisket and dining rooms full of people. But I've found that on a personal (dare I even say spiritual) level, … [Read more...]

Ask My Readers | Best Deals on Shabbat Hot Plates

Plata. Blech. Shabbat hot plate. Call it what you will, my friend Tziporah asked on Facebook if "any of your readers have suggestions on warming trays for Shabbos/Yom Tov? We need one for Pesach." Perfect timing - because ours is biting the … [Read more...]

Kosher Wine on a Budget?!


I must start this post by fessing up that my husband and I are not big drinkers. On rare occasions, he'll do a l'chaim at the Shabbat table, mostly out of peer pressure. The truth is, we just prefer the taste of grape juice, so 99% of the time, … [Read more...]

Shabbat Leftovers That Stretch


We do very well saving money during the week by eating a mostly vegetarian diet. Come Friday, however, not only is my family hankering for some M.E.A.T., but I also feel the need to put out a nicer-than-normal spread lichvod Shabbat (in honor of the … [Read more...]

Best Kosher Brisket Recipe (Coca-Cola Brisket)


As you know, the two secrets to a good (Jewish) brisket are low -- and slow. I cooked this one for about 5 hours last night on 300°. I let it cool overnight to let the fat get all congealed so I could scrape that part off. Then I sliced the … [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...]

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...]

My Favorite Cholent Recipe

crockpot cholent

Let me preface this recipe by saying that I am not a fan, in general, of cholent. (I know. Blasphemy!) Something about cooking food on a low temperature for 14 bajillion hours has a tendency to make every morsel of mush taste exactly like the next … [Read more...]