Easy DIY Coloring Book Cookies

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This kid-friendly cookie and party activity is easier to make than you think! Keep reading for these Easy DIY Coloring Book Cookies. ***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.*** Firstly, I want to thank you all for the overwhelming show of support and excitement over my announcement last week. If you missed it, you've got to check it out here. Anyhow. I know Purim is next week, and I already shared a ton of great ideas with you guys, but I have a show-stopper of a Purim idea to share with you today - make it for this purim, or tuck the idea away for … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Air Fried French Fries and an Air Fryer Review and Giveaway

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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...]

Brown Sugar Donut Cookies

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These adorable donut cookies have all the fun and looks of a fresh donut, but without all those calories! ***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 have a love-hate relationship with donuts. And I have a feeling you do too. Everyone's gotta admit that there are few things more delicious than a fresh, delicious, fluffy donut. Whether you like yours filled with jelly, custard, caramel, or something else, or whether you like yours with a hole in the middle and topped with a silky glaze, you have to admit: donuts are awesome. But donuts have their … [Read more...]

Top Ten Gift Ideas for Cooks and Foodies

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I know it's a little late for this, but I get so many questions about which tools are good in the kitchen, that I decided it's about time to share a list of my top ten kitchen gift ideas. I've got a wide range of prices here, so whatever you're looking to spend, there's definitely something on this list that you'll afford - and your family and friends will love. I'm a practical person - I enjoy gifts that folks will actually use. So...here are my top ten suggestions of gift ideas for cooks and foodies in your life! What's on your gift wish list?! 1) Pasta Machine - there's really no comparison between store-bought, dried pasta and the homemade variety. If you know a serious foodie … [Read more...]

Spiralized Latkes

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Prepare for Hanukkah with Spiralized Latkes - they're the funnest, yummiest and best texture you'll have this holiday! ***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.*** With Chanukah rapidly approaching, there are a couple of things on everyone's mind - namely, latkes and donuts. Well I don'tya all worry. I've got you covered with amazing new Hanukah recipes - from latkes to donuts - and more! If you're gearing up for a big celebration, you should start with these latkes, then come back soon because I've got a bunch more treats coming your way! Every now and … [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...]