65 Recipes and Ideas for Shalach Manot

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Looking for ideas for shalach manot? I've got sixty five of them for you! ***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.*** Purim is right around the corner, and everyone is wondering the same thing: what should I make for shalach manos?  Well folks, you know me. I love to help you out. And with about 300 recipes here on Overtime Cook, there are loads of them that would make an excellent shalach manos. So first I gathered together some categories that you might find helpful, but scroll past them for more specific ideas. I've never been super into cutesy … [Read more...]

Fluffernutter Hamantaschen

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The classic purim cookie gets a fun and flavor-packed update with these Fluffernutter Hamantaschen! ***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.*** Can you feel it in the air? Purim is coming up sooner than you think. That means that this blog is about to be filled with all kinds of exciting purim-y treats, starting with these insanely good Fluffernutter Hamantaschen. Let's talk about Hamantaschen flavors for a minute or two. Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably noticed that the internet explodes right around this time of year with an … [Read more...]

Grilled Chicken and Grapefruit Salad

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Grilled Chicken and Grapefruit Salad is loaded with savory, tart and sweet flavors - making the perfect healthy meal! It's time to talk about grapefruits, guys. You all know I have my favorites when it comes to food, and grapefruits is top of the list. If it's winter, you're pretty much guaranteed to find a grapefruit or three in my refrigerator. That's why I'm super excited to tell you all about Florida Grapefruits. I could tell you all kinds of useful things about grapefruits from Florida. Like how they are at their sweetest and most juicy just when other fruits are out of season - between the months of January and March. I could also tell you about how grapefruits make a really … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies {Without Butter or Margarine}

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Chewy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are delicious - without any butter or margarine!) ***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.*** What is it about a snow storm that makes people want to bake cookies? I dunno, but there's definitely something about that. In anticipation, I planned to post this recipe yesterday. I figured that with the Northeast all snowed in under a "blizzard of the century," you'd all be baking cookies, and would appreciate a new one to try. Well, turns out that the entire world (or so it seems) was baking cookies, but … [Read more...]

Homemade Instant Chicken Noodle Soup (Guest Post)

Homemade Instant Chicken Noodle Soup

Your kids' favorite supper - made easily at home: Homemade Instant Chicken Noodle Soup! ***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.*** I'm so excited to bring you a guest post today from my friend Chayie Schlisselfeld.  You may not know this, but in addition to taking photos for my own blog, I'm a freelance food photographer - I take photos of food for various uses, from commercial (advertising and packaging) to editorial (magazines and cookbooks). My favorite photography client is Chayie, who writes a recipe column in Ami Magazine (yep, that's the one I … [Read more...]

Orange Glazed Orange Cookies

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Bursting with orange flavor and boasting an incredibly chewy and melt-in-your-mouth texture, these orange glazed orange cookies are about to become your new favorite! This post is for my sister, Sarah. Don't worry, the rest of you guys can read along. You see, when Sarah got married a couple of years ago and moved to Israel, I went from seeing her almost daily, to seeing her...once or twice a year. And then she had a baby, but I didn't get to meet my adorable niece until she was about ten months old. It was tough...missing all of her early milestones. Phone calls, photos, even videos - it just isn't the same. It's a big world, and even with technology making it smaller, family … [Read more...]

Butternut Squash Tomato Soup

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Thick, filling and hearty, this Butternut Squash Tomato soup is great winter comfort food.  ***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.*** Looking to start 2015 off with some healthy recipes? Looking for warm, comforting recipes to get you through the cold winter? Looking for easy recipes that taste great? Love soups of any sort? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I'm here with your new favorite recipe: Butternut Squash Tomato Soup. So, we've been through this before: I. Love. Soups. I know it's not a new story, which is why it's … [Read more...]

Top Ten Recipes of 2014

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Wow. Seriously, just...wow. How else can I describe the last year?   I've said it before, but I'll say it again. I never imagined I would stick to the whole blogging thing. I thought it would be another one of my two-week hobbies, destined to go the way of all the fads before it. But you guys showed up, so I stuck around, and I'm so grateful for that. I see the numbers...well over 100,000 different people are visiting this blog every month. I can see on my stat tracker how page views in 2014 were more than double those in 2013. I see photos that you guys submit, I interact with you on social media, but it still boggles my mind when I am shopping in the grocery store and a … [Read more...]

Chocolate Sour Cream Donuts

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Chocolate Sour Cream Donuts have a perfect texture and fabulously chocolatey taste - making the ultimate fried treat! ***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.*** Are you sick of fried food yet? Sorry guys, but that's a real quick question. See, if you tell me you're not sick of fried food by the sixth night of chanukah, I'll probably think you're nuts. But if you are sick of donuts, that means you might not want donuts and latkes and...um, donuts. latkes. You can't be sick of those yet, right?! Well good news. It might be a trick question but I … [Read more...]

Mac and Cheese Latkes and a Chanukah Blog Party and Double Giveaway!

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Mac and Cheese Latkes are crispy and golden on the outside, soft and cheesy on the inside, and perfection in every bite! ***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.***  (Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the rest of the party recipes and to enter the giveaway!) "Oh my gosh," I exclaimed. "Oh. My. Gosh." My brother, who was around, came into the kitchen to see what I was up to. "What's going on?" I couldn't really answer him though - my mouth was....kinda stuffed with the most delicious latkes I ever invented. Let's backtrack for a minute. People … [Read more...]