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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Turkish Inspired Meatballs for Passover

Turkish Inspired Meatballs for Passover

When my Turkish friend, Moshe Aelyon, invited me to prepare his grandmother's recipe for savory, leek infused meatballs, I was hooked even before I tasted them. But I had no idea why this would be considered a Passover specialty....

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Rugelach Meet Hamantaschen in the Middle

Rugelach Meet Hamantaschen in the Middle

The Shaw family's tradition of baking classic hamantaschen (triangular Purim cookies) in their home kitchen has evolved into a much anticipate bake-a-thon in the kosher kitchen at Tufts University's Jewish Culture House, The Bayit. They call it Not Your Bubbe's Hamantaschen for a good reason....

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Perfectly Imperfect Apple Pie

Perfectly Imperfect Apple Pie

The first words of wisdom Ronnie offered as I arrived in her sunny CT kitchen for a pie baking tutorial were, "Don't pummel the dough". I've heard that sage advice before but still, I was surprised at how lightly she handled the soft mounds of future pie crust. Thanksgiving pie bakers,...

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Celebrate Purim with Bourekas Bursting with Beets & Feta

Celebrate Purim with Bourekas Bursting with Beets & Feta

Purim, the Jewish holiday told in the Scroll of Esther (Megillat Esther) is a triumphant story about our clever queen, whose hidden identity as a Jewess, is central to WHY we eat pastries and pastas filled with intriguing surprises as part of our celebration. While hamantaschen, triangular cookies filled w...

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

8 Cookbooks Sure to Light up Chanukah 2020

8 Cookbooks Sure to Light up Chanukah 2020

Each year, before Chanukah, I pull up a comfy chair and review my bookshelves to see which of my favorite cookbooks I'd like to gift for the holidays. I've chosen eight, all published in 2020, to light up (or maybe lighten up?) your holiday celebrations. For those new to my page, WELCOME! Be sure to ch...

Monday, November 23, 2020

Roasted Daikon & a Simpler Thanksgiving 2020

Roasted Daikon & a Simpler Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving 2020 will be one for the history books, that's for sure. We'll be keeping ours very small, just four of us, and very simple. With the obvious goals of keeping our crew safe and well -fed, I backed into my menu thinking about roasting purple daikon radishes. I admit that it's a little unexpected. ...

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Celebrating under Thatched Roofs & Stars

Celebrating under Thatched Roofs & Stars

Sukkot, the Jewish holiday marked by festive meals and eight days and nights of communal gatherings in a Sukkah (temporary dwelling) was certainly modified this year. Despite the many adaptations, I'll remember Sukkot in the time of Covid as an opportunity for creative expression and joyful, intimate gatherin...

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

THAT Holiday Apple Cake Everyone Wants for Rosh HaShanah

THAT Holiday Apple Cake Everyone Wants for Rosh HaShanah

When Hadassah Magazine asked me for a holiday apple cake recipe I couldn't believe that I didn't have one for Rosh HaShanah on Kosher Like Me. Nine years into blogging and I don't have this traditional autumn dessert on the blog? The reason? I’ve been making the same dairy-free, foolproof recipe for so m...

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Strawberries & Cream Noodle Kugel Signals Springtime

Strawberries & Cream Noodle Kugel Signals Springtime

I grew up eating the same dairy noodle kugel that everyone else's Mom seemed to make. We all thought that our Mom's was the best. Of course. Still, it was SO one note. Where was the fruit? Why were the Moms not thinking about strawberries and sour cream, the ultimate spring combination? Scroll down to find...

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Set Aside 15 Minutes to Prep this Chicken for Roasting

Set Aside 15 Minutes to Prep this Chicken for Roasting

There's almost nothing more tempting than well-seasoned, simply roasted chicken. With aromatics and fresh herbs contributing to mouthwatering jus, Leah Koenig's recipe for Roast Chicken with Thyme and Honey is a spot-on choice for an effortless Passover or Shabbat entree....