101 Recipes for Rosh Hashanah and Holiday Meals

101 recipes for rosh hashanah

Menu planning? I'm here to help with 101 recipes for Rosh Hashanah! With Rosh Hashanah just a couple of weeks away, and Sukkos following not long after, I know that so many of you are stressed about planning your menus for the upcoming holidays. Don't worry! I'm here to help! Some of you may already use my recipe index as your ultimate kosher recipe guide - with over 300 delicious kosher recipes to choose from, you're bound to find what you're looking for. Today, I took it a step further. I went through my recipe index to find the recipes that are best suited for the upcoming holidays, then I listed them by course. Even better, I put notes next to each one, indicating if it can … [Read more...]

Ultimate Whole Wheat Challah Recipe

Ultimate Honey Whole Wheat Challah

Get ready for Rosh Hashanah or Shabbat with the Ultimate Whole Wheat Challah Recipe. This post is sponsored by Red Star Yeast. Thank you for supporting the brands I love and use in my own kitchen, and that help me continue to share free recipes with you. From the day I started this blog, there's one recipe that I've gotten request after request after request for. And somehow, the time never came to share said recipe. Until today. Let me back-track. When I'm dieting carefully, one of the things I avoid completely is white flour, which means that I've eaten a whole lot of whole wheat bread over the years. After trying numerous kinds, I discovered that most whole wheat bread falls … [Read more...]

You’re Invited To…A Something Sweet Launch Party!


It all started a few months ago, when I announced my cookbook. A couple of fans on facebook suggested, half jokingly, that I should have a launch party and offer samples of my recipes to all of my readers. At the time, I laughed it off as an impossibility. I can't possibly make samples for all of my readers! But then, I couldn't let go of the idea, and a top Kosher grocery store here in New York stepped in and offered to host the party, so here we are. It's not in my home, and I am not personally making every sample, but this is finally a way for me to meet all of my fans, give you all some treats, and demo a few of my favorite recipes for you! So... Don't know about Breadberry … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Peanut Pie + WIN a Signed Copy of Something Sweet!


Chocolate Chip Peanut Pie from my cookbook, Something Sweet, is indulgent and delicious, but also really easy to make! I've been teasing you guys for so long, first with a cookbook announcement, then a behind-the-scenes post, then I unveiled the cover and showed you some photos, but now, finally I'm ready to share a sample recipe from my cookbook! Make sure to scroll down past the recipe, because I'm also giving away a signed copy of the book! I'm especially excited to share this recipe because it's one of the first that I came up with for my cookbook, and it's so amazing, so indulgent, so delicious - yet ridiculously easy. If you, like me, are a lover of all things peanut butter … [Read more...]

Happy Fourth Birthday to Overtime Cook and a Big Giveaway!


It all started four years ago today. August 7th, 2011 was the day I published my first post here on Overtime Cook.I've written previously about how my blog got started. In short, I was bored (at least creatively) and needed a hobby. So I purchased the domain name overtimecook.com and posted my first recipe. Behold: Peanut Butter Truffle Stuffed Oreos. Not too bad for an iphone photo and a gal with zero experience! What started that day has become so much more than a hobby. It's become a life-changing passion. So much has happened in the last four years. Millions (literally!) of readers, a magazine column, a thriving food photography business, and lots of new friends. And now, of … [Read more...]

Introducing: Something Sweet Cookbook


At long last, it's finally here: Something Sweet Cookbook by me, Miriam Pascal.  Wow...it's been a long couple of months for me, and I'm so excited to finally introduce my baby, my project: Something Sweet: Desserts, Baked Goods and Treats for Every Occasion. Published by ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications | Release Date: 08/28/15 | List price: $27.99 Want to know more? Note: This post is super long. If you want to skip the details you can click here instructions on how to pre-order the book and get a signed copy and exclusive savings! Ok, let's start at the beginning. When I first set out to write a sweet cookbook, I had a very specific goal. I wanted to make sure that it … [Read more...]

Orzo Salad with Roasted Summer Vegetables

orzo salad with roasted summer vegetables | overtimecook.com

The perfect summer side dish: Orzo Salad with Roasted Summer Vegetables - it's light and easy to make and absolutely delicious! ***Before we start – have you signed up for my email newsletters? You’ll get new recipes, cooking tips, menu suggestions, kitchen deals  – and more! Click here to signup.*** Wow, it's been a while! Things have been on the quiet side here on this blog, with some guest posts, a few really helpful roundups, and some quick and easy recipes. But I've been racing down the home stretch, getting my cookbook finished, and barely had a minute to cook, much less share a brand-new, recipe with you here. But finally, things have slowed down, my cookbook has been … [Read more...]

Over 50 Meatless Meal Ideas

over 50 meatless meal ideas

Stumped with menu planning? Here are over fifty meatless meal ideas to help you out! ***Before we start – have you signed up for my email newsletters? You’ll get new recipes, cooking tips, menu suggestions, kitchen deals  – and more! Click here to signup.*** If you're familiar with Jewish customs, you're likely already aware of why I'm posting this list now. For those who aren't, we are about to enter the saddest time of the Jewish year, the nine days of mourning [over the destruction of the temple]. During those days, we follow certain mourning customs, including refraining from eating any meat or chicken during this time. For some people, that's no big deal. But for lots of … [Read more...]

Stone Fruit Cornmeal Cake

stone fruit cornmeal cake on OvertimeCook.com

This Stone Fruit Cornmeal Cake is bursting with fresh summer fruits and flavors, and is so easy to make! ***Before we start – have you signed up for my email newsletters? You’ll get new recipes, cooking tips, menu suggestions, kitchen deals  – and more! Click here to signup.***   How happy are you that summer is finally here?  Ok, that's a trick question, because there's not really any answer except, "very!" I mean, the brutal winter we had in New York this year felt like it would never end (okay, okay, I know I've mentioned this before, but let me have this). My hatred of snow reached new heights, and pretty much the only good thing that happened this winter was that the … [Read more...]

Top Ten Recipes for the Ultimate Summer Barbecue

Top Ten Recipes for the Ultimate Summer Barbecue

Here are the top ten recipes for the ultimate summer barbecue - you need to try these! ***Before we start – have you signed up for my email newsletters? You’ll get new recipes, cooking tips, menu suggestions, kitchen deals  – and more! Click here to signup.*** Whether you're planning your Fourth of July celebration, or preparing dishes to enjoy with family this summer, here are my picks for the ultimate summer barbecue recipes. From salads and sides, to mains - and even desserts, I've got you covered! Happy grilling! Sides and Salads: 1) Italian Grilled Zucchini This recipes calls for zucchini, but it's actually my favorite, go-to marinade for all grilled veggies. Try it with … [Read more...]