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...]

Homemade Barbecue Popcorn

Homemade Barbecue Popcorn | OvertimeCook.com

Homemade Barbecue Popcorn takes just minutes to make and tastes so much better than the commercially bought stuff!  If we're friends in real life, or even if you've ever spent any time with me, there's a very good chance you're already aware of this. For the rest of you, here's something important to know about me: I have a serious popcorn addiction. I know, I know. It's not the worst kind of addiction. It could be drugs or alcohol, or even candy bars. So...I don't really work too hard to deal with my popcorn cravings...I just keep feeding it. Lately, I've become (by mistake) a popcorn snob. Microwave popcorn? Nope. Packaged stuff? No way. I'll buy the store bought stuff, but only when … [Read more...]

Grilled Chicken Shawarma Salad

grilled chicken schwarma salad

Grilled Chicken Shawarma salad is a delicious and flavorful meal! As you all know, I'm working super hard on my cookbook right now, and barely have a second for working on recipes for you guys here on the blog. But I don't want to leave you guys lacking for new and delicious food to make, so I am thrilled to have some of my blog buddies stepping up to share some guest posts until I wrap it up. Today, I am so excited to introduce my friend Chanie from Busy in Brooklyn. If you aren't yet familiar with Chanie's blog, you're about to discover a wealth of amazing and gourmet kosher recipes! Chanie's recipes range from fun treats like Drunken Hasselback Salami, to creative twists like her … [Read more...]

Chicken Packets with Spinach and Peppers {Guest Post}

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 Chicken Packets with Spinach and Peppers are an easy-to-make, family-friendly recipe that's healthy too! Over the next couple of months, as I race to finish my cookbook and get it out to you, you'll be seeing a couple more guest posts than usual, as my foodie friends step in to share recipes with you while I'm busy! Today's post is from Daniella Silver. You probably don't know her name, but you're about to. Daniella's new cookbook The Silver Platter, is due for release on May 6th. Here's the story behind the story: Daniella and I first met two years ago through Norene Gilletz, who has partnered with her on this cookbook. When Norene told me that Daniella was working on her first … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy BBQ Tofu

quick and easy bbq tofu

This Quick and Easy BBQ Tofu recipe is flavorful, easy to make and healthy! This post is sponsored by The Soyfoods Association of North America. Thank you for supporting the brands I love that help make this blog possible. ***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.*** Did you know that April is National Soyfoods Month? Well, I didn't either until recently, but I have to say, I find it very appropriate because after Passover, when people have spent the week eating (too much) chicken and meat, it's good to have some lightened up, healthful meals featuring … [Read more...]

Zucchini Chicken Pinwheels for a #PassoverPotluck

Zucchini Chicken Pinwheels LR

Healthy, easy and delicious - these Zucchini Chicken Pinwheels are about to become your new favorite chicken dish! Best of all? It's kosher for passover! ***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 sign-up.*** I know you're all looking for exciting new Passover recipes. Last week's roundup of over 100 Delicious Passover Recipes has already been viewed nearly 100,000 times(!!), so trust me...you're not alone in your search! Well, if you've looked through that list and planned your menus, I hope you've saved some space on your menu for at least one more delicious … [Read more...]

Grilled Chicken and Grapefruit Salad

grilled chicken grapefruit salad | overtimecook.com

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...]

Butternut Squash Tomato Soup

butternut squash tomato soup on overtime cook

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...]

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...]

Roasted Butternut Squash Orzo Salad

roasted butternut squash orzo salad

Roasted Butternut Squash Orzo Salad with pomegranate seeds and a tangy dressing is the perfect seasonal side dish! ***Have you signed up for email newsletters from Overtime Cook? Don't miss out - click here to sign up!*** I think I meant to write an introduction to this Roasted Butternut Squash Orzo Salad - all about how it is seasonal, easy to make, and a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving. But when I sit here trying to think of something to say, the only thing that comes to mind is how this salad is insanely satisfying and filling. Seriously. There's something about the salty, sweet and spicy flavors of this dish that come together to start a party in your mouth that makes this … [Read more...]