Top Ten Recipes for the Ultimate Summer Barbecue

Top Ten Recipes for the Ultimate Summer Barbecue

Here are the top ten recipes for the ultimate summer barbecue - you need to try these! ***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.*** Whether you're planning your Fourth of July celebration, or preparing dishes to enjoy with family this summer, here are my picks for the ultimate summer barbecue recipes. From salads and sides, to mains - and even desserts, I've got you covered! Happy grilling! Sides and Salads: 1) Italian Grilled Zucchini This recipes calls for zucchini, but it's actually my favorite, go-to marinade for all grilled veggies. Try it with … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are dense and peanut buttery on the inside, and coated in chocolate - just like your favorite candy! ***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.*** Hello folks, and welcome to the second annual Chocolate Peanut Butter Day! This is a multi-blogger event hosted each year on March 25th by Carla of Chocolate Moosey and Miriam of Overtime Cook (that's me!). If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you have got to know that I am intensely, overwhelmingly and ridiculously in love with the combined flavors of chocolate … [Read more...]

Over 100 Delicious Passover Recipes

over 100 delicious passover recipes

  Stumped with Passover menu planning? Here's your ultimate passover resource: over 100 delicious passover recipes! ***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 know, I know. In my last post, I lamented the passover-takeover of the world. And here I am, gearing you all up into full swing for passover. But let's face it. Whether or not you're ready, whether or not you want it to happen, whether or not you like it...Pesach is coming. You've all been asking me for Passover recipes, and you know that I'm always here to help! I went through every … [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...]

Top Ten Recipes of 2014


Wow. Seriously, 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...]

Top Ten Gift Ideas for Cooks and Foodies


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. 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...]

15 Desserts to Make Ahead and Freeze for Rosh Hashanah

15 Make Ahead and Freeze Rosh Hashanah Desserts

Plan ahead with these freezer-friendly Rosh Hashanah recipes! Don't kill me folks! I know lost of you are still in summer mode. So. Am. I. In fact, I've got a seriously summery recipe in a day or two. But so many of you have been asking me about Rosh Hashanah menus (clearly you're much more on top of things than I am!), and obviously anything you cook or bake now will need to be frozen. So I've compiled a list of 15 recipes from my blog that would be an excellent addition to your Holiday menu - all of which freeze well! I included the links below, along with any instructions you need for freezing it. For more ideas, make sure to follow my Rosh Hashanah Pinterest board. Streusel … [Read more...]

Ultimate Hamantaschen Recipe Roundup

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Get ready for purim with my ultimate Hamantaschen Recipe Roundup! I may have mentioned it once or twice or ten times but the Jewish holiday of Purim is coming. And you know what that means! Hamentaschen! Lots and lots of Hamantaschen! Sweet Hamentaschen, savory hamantaschen. Any kind, really. Well, because I love you guys, I gathered the best of the hamantaschen recipes from around the internet into one convenient list. So click on over to these delicious looking recipes, then come back and tell me what you're going to make! Traditional Hamantaschen:  Perfect Hamantaschen Guide Traditional Hamantaschen Savory Hamantaschen: Savory Deli Hamantaschen Meat Pie … [Read more...]

Fruit Tart Cookies and Top Ten Fruity Recipes!

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Amazingly soft and chewy cookies are topped with a luscious creamy topping and fresh fruit - fruit tart cookies! I'm so excited to share this recipe with you! It was originally featured in my summer article for Ami Magazine on using fresh seasonal fruit, but I figured that with Tu B'shvat coming up this week, there's no better time to post a recipe for Fruit Tart Cookies! These cookies are soft, chewy and totally addictive. Top them with a layer of creamy frosting - and they are even better! Then add a layer of fresh fruit, and you have the most beautiful little cookie that's elegant enough for a fancy occasion, yummy enough for any occasion, and of course, perfect for Tu B'shvat! Oh, and … [Read more...]

Top Posts of 2013 on Overtime Cook

Top Posts of 2013 on OvertimeCook

As the year ends, let's look back at the Top Posts of 2013! I know, I know. It's a little cliche. But it's the last day of 2013 and I couldn't help myself - I enjoyed looking through my stats from the last year, seeing what was popular with y'all. So I figured...maybe some of you would like to see too? Plus, there are some great posts some of you might have missed. So I sorted my top posts into three categories: most popular by views, most popular by feedback, and my personal favorites! So have a look around, discover your new favorites, and enjoy! Top Ten Most Viewed Posts: 1) Healthy Oatmeal Pumpkin Pancakes - These pancakes are the most popular recipe almost every day here on … [Read more...]