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Roasted Moroccan Yams with Roasted Kale
January 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

When I started this website, I wasn't a photographer. I'm still not a photographer. I got spoiled and intimidated by both my 'video guy' Gordon and my sister Dawn. I started with some easy Color Pix camera; blew through a couple of those - one even survived a pan of macaroni and chee... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Chocolate Nut Cake - Passover - non-gebrokts
March 18, 2013 | 2 Comments

Video Now Available! Scroll down to watch.Thinking I have plenty of time before Passover, I agree to do a baking demo for Rebbetzin Devorah Kornfeld's women's group. Two funerals with their last minute turn around time leave me with 4 hours to make a few desserts before my presenta... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Leah's Famous Coconut Macaroons, Chocolate Dipped (optional)
April 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

*This recipe is one of my classics for Passover. Video now available!This is my famous, even if only in my own mind, coconut macaroon recipe. Years ago, I knew what I wanted in a macaroon. Somewhere in my subconscious I carried a memory of the perfect macaroon and I wanted to recreate it. These maca... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Classic Potato Latkes - Oven baked (REVISED*)
December 5, 2012 Updated | 8 Comments

*Check out the new video on how to make oven baked latkes! Less time, fuss and oil - more time to party! Scroll below to watch video now.I made these last night for an event. We have a saying in the kitchen these days: "Twelve years later....." Yeah, even for us pros, we continue to learn ... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Herb Crusted Rib Roast
November 8, 2012 | 2 Comments

Working on a marathon event a few weeks back, I have 50# of ribeye roast to cook. I'm busy with baking and Cleo's on salads and sides. 2,000 meals is feeling like a lot. I call in Malika, a talented French Algerian chef whom I know makes a fabulous ribeye. I've known Malika since th... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Chicken or Salmon Chimichurri
March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Call me desperate; it's okay. Passover is in a week and I'm scrambling.....catering two funerals while kashering for Passover has put me behind in uploading new recipes. That said, I'm still using the old ones to rave reviews...but, I get it. I need to keep it fresh!Recently ca... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Gluten-free Toasted Oatmeal with Dried Cherries Cookies
July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

I've been wanting to make these cookies for a couple of weeks. I have 4 events this weekend but I want to make a gluten-free oatmeal cookie. Guess what is on the dessert table this Shabbos at one lucky synagogue ~ yep. I could work longer tonight in the kitchen but I decide to run home... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Parve Golden Potato Kugel (that is really purple)
June 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Years ago, back when the bakery was the little space next to the Tree of Life Judaica shop, a woman pulls up curbside and jumps out of the car. Running into the bakery, she stops short staring into the deli case. Asking if I can help with anything, she says, "Your potato kugels aren't green... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves
May 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

I refer to these vegetarian stuffed grape leaves as my 'yuppie' version. The local Sephardim make a very soft rice and parsley filled grape leaf that is very lemony. They are generally called yaprakes. In the early years of catering, I make this version after finding it in Joa... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Egg Noodles (Gluten - Free, Kosher for Passover)
April 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Well, I'm getting this recipe up just under the wire for the last days of Passover. These egg noodles are Aviva's favorite and I've been meaning to whip up a batch all week. Simple, simple to make, they are a nice change from matzoh balls. Basically, the noodle begins with a batter ... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Flourless Chocolate Cake
April 21, 2011 | 1 Comments

This is a must make for Passover. Similar to the Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake in appearance, this cake is much lighter. Many flourless chocolate cake recipes are similar so what makes one better than another? The execution. Please pay attention to the steps as it really is all in the wrists. It ... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Real Jewish Chicken Soup
April 11, 2011 | 7 Comments

I'm sipping chicken broth from a mug as I write this. My allergies have gotten the best of me and I'm trying to get my mojo back (whatever that is!). Hearing in my head my high school English teacher admonishing me to quit being lazy, I look up 'mojo'. Not in my 1991 editio... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Matzoh Balls
April 11, 2011 | 2 Comments

I prefer matzoh balls to be 'floaters', light and fluffy. My recipe makes 200 matzoh balls, a little excessive for home use. Just a little. We are making 2,500 pieces this Passover season. Hillel UW ends the holiday with a matzoh ball eating contest. I learned something after last year's... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake (Kosher for Passover)
March 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake is to Passover what the Apple Crown Cake is to Rosh Hashana. We make it yearly for individual seder packages and by the 1/2 sheet pan for the Hillel lunches. It is very rich and a little goes a long way, especially after a large seder meal. I've made the cake... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Chocolate Ganache (Pareve, Dairy or Kosher for Passover)
March 22, 2011 | 4 Comments

I make this rich chocolate ganache in bulk and refrigerate it for future use. Depending on the temperature of the ganache, it can be used in many forms. For a bright shiny glaze, I nuke it for a few seconds and stir, repeating until it is a pourable consistency. The key to glazing a cake&n... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Roasted Golden Beet Citrus Salad
November 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

This beautiful salad reminds me of my friend Chami who now lives in Fort Lauderdale. I enjoyed this ten years ago at her Shabbat table, a table always abundant and novel. Roasting the golden beets in the oven adds a rich flavor and makes them very easy to peel. Depending on the season, we ... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Artichoke Bottom and Parmesan Dip
December 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

Served warm, this is a classic on the catering buffet. Rich and cheesy, the artichoke adds an earthy flavor. For kosher reasons, we don't serve any part of the artichoke except the bottom. It is difficult to clean the leafy section usually attached to quartered artichokes. As I've compa... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Greek Salad Dressing
December 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

Greek salad dressing is another dressing easy to make from scratch. We use it on our classic Greek Salad but it is suitable for any green salad. ... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

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