Weekly Menu Plan (Week of 2/7/16)

I was asked to share our weekly menus on the blog (and not just on Facebook), so I'm writing up this quick post! Please comment below to let me know if you like it being shared on the blog. I also really hope you will share your menu plans in the … [Read more...]

Why & How to Menu Plan

Please help me welcome Leah Eisenberg Polikoff as a contributing guest post writer to Kosher on a Budget. Leah is a menu planning whiz, and I feel very lucky that she has agreed to share her know-how with all of us. Look for her posts once or twice a … [Read more...]

The 6 Best Recipes I’ve Found on Pinterest

Fifteen, twenty years ago, I loved cookbooks. I'd read them like I a novel: Cover to cover. I learned to cook by reading cookbooks; I learned which ingredients pair best with which spices; I learned how to chop herbs and mince onions (I think it … [Read more...]

Healthy Chocolate Milk Shake — Filled with Protein

This post is sponsored by Integrated Supplements. All content and opinions are mine alone.  Find out more about sponsored posts in my Disclosure Policy.  A few years ago, a nutritionist recommended to my husband that he start his day with a … [Read more...]

How to Braid a 5-Strand Challah

A couple of weeks ago, I shared this picture of my five-strand challah, all braided and ready to go into the oven. I braid five strands every week for Shabbat - one strand for each member of my family. A few of you asked for instructions and I … [Read more...]

Quick & Easy Pumpkin Coffee Cake

'Tis the season for all things pumpkin. Although the truth is that I cook with pumpkin year-round -- from pumpkin soup to pumpkin bread to mini pumpkin muffins for Shabbat. Last week, I had the crazy idea to turn my regular pumpkin bread recipe … [Read more...]

Easy Kosher BBQ Beef Recipe in the Slow Cooker

I used to love puttering around the kitchen -- dicing, mixing, measuring, making roux. (Yes, I made roux.) Sometime between the first kid and the third, I gave up my love of puttering. Now I love easy. Quick. Simple. Of course, I don't want to … [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, we adopted the tradition of making sufganiyot for Chanukah instead of latkes (levivot). One year, my friend and I offered to make sufganiyot for the … [Read more...]

7 Kitchen Appliances I Can’t Live Without

Originally posted in 2011. Updated with two of my new favorite appliances. Back in my great grandmother's day, she could whip up a mouth-watering feast with nothing more than a pot, a cutting board and a decent knife. These days, however, we … [Read more...]

Easy 3-Ingredient Baked Orzo

Sometimes I wonder if it's redundant of me to put the word "easy" in a recipe title on my blog. I mean, by now, you guys know that I'm all about easy recipes. I just don't do complicated anymore. Once upon a time, before I had kids, I embraced … [Read more...]