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...]

Cookies and Cream Muddy Buddies

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A classic cereal treat gets a favorite flavor makeover in these Cookies and Cream Muddy Buddies! Muddy buddies will always remind me of my dorm. It sometimes feels like a previous life, but this classic cereal treat brings me back to those days. Teenagers in some little apartment, constantly noshing on junk food. With basically no kitchen equipment except for a microwave and toaster oven, we got all creative. Firstly, the school would pay for our breakfast, so we ordered lots of Chex every week. They probably thought we were big cereal eaters....I guess we were, but not in the way they intended! Next, we learned quickly all of the creative ways we could use the microwave and toaster ovens … [Read more...]

12 Meatless Soup Recipes To Keep You Warm This Winter

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Keep warm this winter with lots of meatless soup recipes! If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you probably know how much I love soups. Basically all soups. Personally, I can eat soup all year round - no matter what the weather is like outside. But as the days shorten and the temperatures drop, there's really no better time to have a delicious and comforting pot of soup simmering on the stove. And so, I present, 12 vegan soup recipes. No meat, no chicken, no cheese. Vegetarian. Vegan. Parve. Whatever kind of meal you're having, you'll find a great soup to go with it. Soups on my blog: 1) Chunky Vegetable Soup 2) Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup 3) Zucchini and … [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...]

Skinny Iced Vanilla Latte

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Indulge yourself without too many calories or spending too much money with this Skinny Iced Vanilla Latte! Why, you might be wondering, am I posting a summery-looking, iced drink - NOW - just as the heaters are coming on, the sweatshirts are coming out of the closet, and the days are getting shorter and colder. Well, let me assure you, I have a very good reason. Well, maybe it's not very good, but I do have a reason. I love cold drinks. Summer, spring, winter, fall. It doesn't matter what the temperature is, I love my iced tea, my ice cold soda, and even my coffee is better over ice. Besides, I know that after a ton of holidays and way too much fattening food, many of you are probably … [Read more...]

Tomato Basil Brisket in White Wine Sauce

Tomato Basil Brisket

Tomato Basil Brisket cooked in white wine sauce is really delicious, and totally different! If you're one of my Jewish readers, you're probably kinda bored of holiday food. Rosh Hashanah, then the first days of Sukkot...the food feels like it never ends...am I right?  Well today I'm sharing a totally different brisket recipe. It's one I came up with when I needed something different to serve, so I feel it's pretty appropriate to share today, while you are probably contemplating food for the rest of sukkos. If you're done cooking, no fear! Tuck this gem of a recipe into the corner of your brain, and pull it out the next time you need a delicious roast recipe. And if you don't have a … [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...]