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...]

Air Fried French Fries and an Air Fryer Review and Giveaway

Air Fryer Review: Air Fried French Fries

Air Fryer Review - can fat free french fries taste as good as the real kind? ***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 end of the post for a giveaway! I first heard about the concept of an air fryer a couple of months ago, and was kinda intrigued. But as Hanukkah approached, and frying is weighing (hehe, excuse the pun) on people's minds, loads and loads of my more health conscious readers have been asking what I thought of air fryers. Do they work? Is air-fried food as good as fat-fried food? Well I couldn't answer these questions … [Read more...]

Mongolian Beef + Secret Restaurant Recipes Review and Giveaway!

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 Mongolian Beef is an easy and delicious restaurant style dish that you can make at home thanks to a great new cookbook, Secret Restaurant Recipes. I'm so excited to bring you an in-depth review of this amazing new book: Secret Restaurant Recipes by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek - and I'm giving one lucky reader a chance to win their own copy! Scroll down past the review and recipe for the giveaway.  Years ago, when Leah Schapira and I were just getting to know each other, one of our first conversations ever was about getting restaurant recipes. I told her that a local pizza shop makes a great techinah sauce - and she told me to beg for the recipe. And ever since then, I knew she has … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Pasta and a Review + Giveaway of Dairy Made Easy!

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Sweet Potato Pasta has a unique and exciting flavor, making it a great change from the usual. Recipe part of a review of Dairy Made Easy. The dynamic duo of cookbook writers, Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek are back again with the fourth book in their Made Easy cookbook series, Dairy Made Easy.  As I mentioned in previous reviews (See my reviews of Passover Made Easy, Starters and Sides Made Easy, and Kids Cooking Made Easy), the authors are good friends and colleagues of mine, and I am in total admiration of their knowledge of food, their creativity passion for food, and above all, their ability to put forth a creative and exciting cookbook. I'm so excited to have the opportunity … [Read more...]

Red Wine London Broil Salad + A Taste of Pesach Review and Giveaway

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Red Wine London Broil Salad makes an elegant appetizer, a delightful side, or a lighter main - making it perfect for Passover or year-round. Adapted from the hottest new cookbook, A Taste of Pesach. The hottest new Passover cookbook is the newly released A Taste of Pesach, and I'm super excited to review it today. Plus, I'm sharing an awesome steak salad from the book, and one lucky person will win a copy! A Taste of Pesach started as a fundraising campaign for a local Yeshivah. A bunch of women gathered their favorite Passover recipes together and mailed them out in the form of a pamphlet. Six years and tens of thousands of fans later, they've compiled the best of their yearly … [Read more...]

Thai Peanut Chicken Satay and a Review and Giveaway of The Prime Grill Cookbook

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If you keep kosher and live in the New York area, chances are, you've heard of The Prime Grill. This iconic kosher restaurant has been at the forefront of upscale kosher cuisine for over 10 years. And for those of us, like me, who have never been to this restaurant, they've released a beautiful new cookbook full of delicious recipes, including some signature dishes from Chef David Kolotkin. I'm super excited to review The Prime Grill Cookbook today! Scroll past my review for a sample recipe and a chance to WIN a copy! At a first glance:  Wow, now I really want to go eat in the prime grill! The food looks delicious and it's beautifully presented. Most importantly, the chef's desire to … [Read more...]

Exciting Announcement: Hanukkah Recipe Contest!

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Hey friends! If you follow my page on facebook, you know that something exciting is in the works here at Overtime Cook. Well it's finally reveal time!   I've partnered up with CookKosher.Com, and the talented folks behind it - Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek - to host and judge the biggest kosher online recipe contest ever. I'm so excited about it - let me tell you how it works. Firstly, about Cook Kosher. It's a fabulous recipe sharing website, where home cooks like yourself can upload your favorite recipes, search for other's recipes, and rate/review the recipes you've tried. There's a wealth of kosher food on the site, and it's a fabulous resource for anyone who loves to share … [Read more...]

Golden Cauliflower and Plum Tomatoes and a Review and Giveaway of Starters and Sides Made Easy

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As you all know, I love cookbooks. Basically all cookbooks. But it's not every day that my good friends and colleagues publish a book, so this one has me extra excited! The dynamic author-duo of Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek have done it again. You may remember my review of their last joint effort, Passover Made Easy, and how much I loved it. Well, they have absolutely outdone themselves in their latest effort, Starters & Sides Made Easy. Ready to read what I thought? (Scroll down past my review for your chance to win your own copy!) At first glance: As with their previous book, Starters & Sides Made Easy is chock full of creative and inventive ideas, beautifully photographed … [Read more...]

Chocolate Sugar Cookies and a Second Blogiversary! {Giveaway!}

Chocolate Sugar Cookies for a blog birthday!

Honestly, I never thought today would come. Not the date, that's a given. Not Wednesday, that's just...Monday III. No, when I say that I never expected today to come, I mean this post. Right now. Right here. Me, celebrating the second anniversary of the date that I pressed "publish" on my first ever post. Last year, on my first blogiversary, I talked about how much I deliberated before I started my blog. And I discussed how utterly amazed I was when people started to come, to read, and to cook. And over the last 12 months, my amazement has grown, just like the blog. It's amazing how many of you come visit my tiny little corner of the internet. I'm awed and flattered to be a part of so … [Read more...]

Garlic Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes and Basil and a Review and Giveaway of The No Potato Passover

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With Passover coming, everyone I know is scrambling for recipes and ideas. I don't know about you, but when I think Passover, I think potatoes. And when I think of the day after Passover, I think about being intensely sick and tired of potatoes. And that's why I think everyone celebrating passover can appreciate The No Potato Passover by Aviva Kanoff. Read what I thought of it, then enter below for one of two chances to win a copy! At a First Glance: First I was all, "no way I want to go through an entire Passover without a potato." But as I read through the cookbook, I was impressed with the idea. Sure I'm going to eat potatoes. But this book has some refreshing ideas of recipes that … [Read more...]