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...]

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...]

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...]

Quick and Easy Fried Rice

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Quick and Easy Fried Rice is a yummy side dish that takes just minutes to make!   Excuse me for a minute while I go all nostalgic on you here, but I grew up with this dish, so it's really exciting to share Daddy's Quick and Easy Fried Rice and Eggs with you all. My father made it all the time when I was growing up - and it's no wonder! If you have leftover rice (or you can make extra rice when making some for a different dish) you can transform it into a yummy side dish.  My father used to do it as a real spur-of-the-moment thing. "Oh look - leftover rice from supper? Let's make lunch for tomorrow!" With just a few minutes of prep and simple ingredients, this is bound to become your … [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...]

Grilled Corn and Pastrami Salad

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Grilled Corn and Pastrami Salad has an amazing smoky flavor, bringing together all of the best things about summer food! I'm feeling deja vu here. I know, this recipe is brand new, but I really dreamed it up a while ago. In fact, this salad was the original inspiration for this grilled chicken and corn salad. The recipes both started to run together in my head, what with the whole grilled corn (yum!) thing going on, and it's kinda confusing. Especially because my head is pretty confusing as it is, with multiple cookie recipes being formulated at any given point too. But despite the similarities between the recipes, I decided to just go for it and share this one. Mostly because...um, … [Read more...]

15 Amazing Quinoa Salad Recipes

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I figure after a looong week of eating dairy and vegetarian food, you'll would be ready for something lighter, something different. I know I am! How does a fresh new quinoa salad recipe sound to you? I've gathered together 15 deliciously different quinoa salad from all corners of the web - and no meat or chicken in sight! So put one on the menu for supper tonight, save them for a nice summer shalosh seudot (sabbath meal) or simply keep this list handy for your lunch and supper menu planning! 1) Quinoa and Broccoli Salad with Asian Vinaigrette on Overtime Cook 2) Black Bean, Corn and Mango Quinoa Salad on Overtime Cook 3) Roasted Veggie Quinoa Salad on The Talking Kitchen (Use … [Read more...]

Grilled Chicken and Corn Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

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Grilled Chicken and Corn Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing is the healthy and delicious way to enjoy summer grilling and fresh produce! I've been planning this salad for over a year now. I know. It sounds crazy. Who spends a year planning a salad? Granted, I did do one or two other things during that year, but I kept thinking about this salad and planning it until it was making me very hungry all the time. (Fine. I'll admit that there may have been other things making me hungry, but still.) I guess I was waiting for a good time to make it - a special occasion worthy of trying out a salad this amazing. The chance presented itself when my sister invited me to her house for the … [Read more...]