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Passover Seder Plate

Passover Seder Plate

Jewish people practice Judaism which is based on the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh).  Judaism is one of the oldest religions.  Judaism is a monotheistic religion, one God that is omniscient, omnipotent, benevolent, and  transcendent.  There is an estimated at 13.2 million Jewish people worldwide.

Jewish holidays and festivals observed and commemorate holy or secular events in Jewish history.   The dates are determined by the Hebrew calendar.  The Hebrew calendar is lunisolar so the dates vary year to year on the Gregorian calendar.

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For added fun when dusting with powdered sugar, place a stencil of the Star of David over the doughnuts. 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups milk, hot 2 packages active dry yeast 1/4 cup milk, lukewarm 6 egg yolks 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon orange extract zest of 1/2 orange 1/2 [...]

Brisket Braised in Wine

4-5 pound beef brisket salt and pepper 4-5 medium onions, sliced 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1 bottle dry dark red wine (750 ml) 1 cup water 4-5 tablespoons tomato paste 6-8 carrots, sliced Preheat the oven to 350°F. Sprinkle brisket with salt and pepper to taste. Place it, fat side up, in a heavy roasting [...]

Sautéed Green Beans

1-3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 bag frozen Italian cut green beans 1/2 cup Italian flavored breadcrumbs 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese or Romano, optional fresh basil Sauté garlic in olive oil. Add beans. Cook until tender. Add breadcrumbs and toss to coat. Stir in all the basil. Add cheese and toss. [...]

Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

9 assorted apples (use some green and some red for depth of flavor and texture) juice of 1/2 lemon 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half 2 tablespoon granulated sugar 1/3 cup water 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Peel, core, and chop apples. Place in large pan with lemon juice, cinnamon sticks, sugar, and water. Cover and [...]

Traditional Chanukah Dinner

Potato Latkes served with sour cream and Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce Sautéed Green Beans Brisket Braised in Wine Sufganiot Potato Latkes 4-5 large potatoes 1-2 onions 3 eggs salt and pepper to taste (try using Cayenne pepper, too) 2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3-4 tablespoons all-purpose flour vegetable oil for frying Peel and [...]


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