How to Make a Simple Round Apple Challah for Rosh Hashana

Last year, I shared my favorite apple challah recipe, which admittedly is a bit patchkied. But since Rosh Hashana only comes once a year, I figured it was worth it. Recently, though, a reader asked if I couldn't just make the dough in the bread … [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...]

Planning for the Chagim, Part 4: RH Post Mortem. With recipes!

How was your Rosh Hashana?! For us, it was lovely to be with family and friends, and the food I cooked (mostly) turned out really well, but I will say that I dearly miss one-day yom tov in Israel! Did you know that four out of the next five years … [Read more...]

Greek Rodanchos, AKA Pumpkin Strudel

Since Rosh Hashana is less than a week away, I thought I'd share one of my favorite all time Yom Tov recipes with you: Greek Rodanchos, aka Pumpkin Strudel. I like to serve this for Rosh Hashana since pumpkin is a gourd, which is one of the simanim. … [Read more...]

KOAB Recipe Exchange, Week 5: Challah Recipes

Last week's soup recipe exchange was so great! I loved all your recipes and look forward to incorporating them into my menu planning rotation. This week, I want share one of my family's favorite challah recipes. I am very fortunate to be married to a … [Read more...]