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Dec 152014

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 […]

 December 15, 2014  Posted by at 9:14 am Desserts, For Chanukah Comments Off on Sufganiot
Dec 142014

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 […]

 December 14, 2014  Posted by at 9:13 am Entrees Comments Off on Brisket Braised in Wine
Dec 132014

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. […]

 December 13, 2014  Posted by at 9:12 am Sides Dishes Comments Off on Sautéed Green Beans
Dec 122014

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 […]

 December 12, 2014  Posted by at 9:12 am For Chanukah, Sides Dishes Comments Off on Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce
Dec 102014
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 […]

 December 10, 2014  Posted by at 9:05 am For Chanukah, Menus Comments Off on Traditional Chanukah Dinner
Mar 142014

18.25 ounce package yellow cake mix 2 tablespoons poppy seeds 8 oz. container lemon yogurt or vanilla 1/3 cup water 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 eggs glaze 1/4 cup butter, melted 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted 2 tablespoons milk 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a bundt pan. […]

 March 14, 2014  Posted by at 12:00 am Desserts, For Purim Comments Off on Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
Jan 142014
Tu Bishvat

Tu Bishvat (Tu B’Shevat), also called “Rosh HaShanah La’Ilanot” (New Year of the Trees) is kind of like a birthday for all trees. Trees planted before this day, even by one day, will turn a year older on Tu Bishvat. Traditionally fruit from trees may not be eaten for the first four years, so the age […]

 January 14, 2014  Posted by at 12:00 am Celebrations Comments Off on Tu Bishvat
Mar 212012

Sing to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It” If you hear the name of Haman stomp your feet. (stomp feet twice) If you hear the name of Esther clap your hands. (clap hands twice) If you hear the name of Ahasuerus turn around. (turn around) If you hear the name of Mordecai shout hooray. (shout […]

 March 21, 2012  Posted by at 11:30 am For Purim Comments Off on If you hear the name of Haman
Mar 212012

Chag Purim Chag Purim chag gadol la Yehudim Masechot, v’raashanim, zemirot v’rakadim. Hava narishah – raash, raash, raash, Hava narishah – raash, raash, raash, Hava narishah – raash, raash, raash, b’raashanim. Chag Purim Chag Purim zeh el zeh sholchim manot, Machmadim, mamtakim, tunifim migdanot. Hava narishah – raash, raash, raash, Hava narishah – raash, raash, […]

 March 21, 2012  Posted by at 11:29 am For Purim Comments Off on Chag Purim
Mar 212012

Sing to the tune of “I’m a little teapot” I’m a little latke, round and brown, Here is my upside, here is my down. When I am all ready, take a bite, And eat me up on Hanukkah night.

 March 21, 2012  Posted by at 11:28 am For Chanukah Comments Off on I’m a little latke