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...]

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...]

Roasted Butternut Squash Orzo Salad

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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...]

Pumpkin Spice Crinkle Cookies

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Soft and chewy and full of fabulous fall flavors, these pumpkin spice crinkle cookies will be your favorite of the season! Who doesn't love a good crinkle cookies recipe? Everyone knows about the classic chocolate crinkles, but there are so many fun variations to play with! My first crinkle cookie variation on this blog was the Nutella Crinkle Cookie. It's basically a chocolate crinkle cookie but like, a million times better. Rolling them in chopped hazelnuts? Oh, that just about gives them the best texture ever. Next, I devised my Coffee Crinkle Cookies. I know that so many of you are already super into them. For those who aren't yet, you've got to get on that. If you love coffee and … [Read more...]

Roasted Sesame Broccoli

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Roasted Sesame Broccoli is a quick, easy, and tasty side dish! The way I've always cooked for holidays like Sukkot is to prepare all of the freezer-friendly dishes well in advance, then last minute, I prepare some veggie sides, which don't freeze well. If you're looking for quick and easy veggie sides to add to your Sukkos menus, I've got just the thing for you: Roasted Sesame Broccoli. When I originally made this dish, I set out to make my Honey Glazed Garlic and Ginger Sugar Snaps. I know, it's quite a stretch to get from there to Roasted Sesame Broccoli, but let me tell you how that happened. My sister asked me to make a vegetable side dish for Rosh Hashanah (I was her guest). I … [Read more...]

Fried Cabbage Wontons

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Fried Cabbage Wontons: crunchy on the outside, a savory cabbage filling, and a delicious honey-soy dipping sauce! I first made these a couple of years ago. I don't remember exactly how long it's been, but it was long enough that when I was at my sister's house for Rosh Hashanah, she pulled out a plate of cabbage wontons and mentioned it was my recipe. I was like, what? Then I remembered this delicious appetizer, and knew I had to share it with you guys! Also, my sister said she didn't think I'd mention her if something she served me over the holiday would inspire a post on my blog. Well it did, and here I am. You can all say hi to my sister - who's an excellent hostess but happened to … [Read more...]