Crispy Baked Onion Rings

Crispy Baked Onion Rings on Overtime Cook

Crispy Baked Onion Rings are healthier than they look. Intrigued? Read on! Remember how last week I was craving onion rings? You might have read about it on facebook, and then later on when I mentioned it in my post. Well those who know me will not be surprised to learn that once I get an idea in my head, it doesn't leave very easily. And so onion rings were right on the top of my mind for a couple of days now. And finally I made them. But let me backtrack for a minute. I recently photographed baked onion rings for a photography job I did. (You didn't know that I do freelance photography? Now you do!) And really, that's when the cravings started. Those were baked, but still, not … [Read more...]

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

pretzel crusted chicken fingers on overtime cook

Today's post is going to be short, but I won't apologize. Mostly because I feel like I've been doing that far too often lately. I'm busy. You all know that. And I think many of you are very busy this week, with Purim coming and whatnot. So the good news is that I have a great dish to share today. These chicken fingers are super fun, they're easy to make, and they are a nice change for anyone looking to switch things up a bit. Oh, and did I mention how these are baked, which makes them healthier? So whether you are cooking for your Purim party (seudah), looking for a fun appetizer idea, or even an exciting weeknight dinner idea, make these. You will love them! Pretzel Crusted Chicken … [Read more...]

Mushroom Beef Sliders and a Review and Giveaway of CHIC Made Simple

mushroom beef sliders

Giveaway Closed! I'm super excited to be reviewing another fabulous and hot new kosher cookbook, CHIC Made Simple. The author, Esther Deutch, actually writes for the same magazine as me, Ami Living's Whisk magazine. Oddly enough, I didn't meet her until Kosher Fest, when we practically bumped into each-other. "You're Overtime Cook?!" She exclaimed. "I am such a fan." Well. After an introduction like that, I couldn't wait to see her beautiful cookbook and try some of the recipes. At a First Glance: CHIC Made Simple is beautiful. And I am not talking simply about the pictures (which are really nice!). This book is big, hard covered, and really nice all around. Every page has a recipe … [Read more...]

Party Pictures

Green and White Dessert Table

I know what you've been thinking. "She keeps talking about her party, and promising to show us her pictures, but she doesn't follow through! Why, I bet she didn't even make a party! Yeah right. I flatter myself thinking anyone was desperately waiting for these pictures. And I almost didn't show them off because they are seriously awful pictures. Here's what happened. The day of the party was crazy rushed, and I didn't have a second to take a picture until the guests were already starting to arrive. My mother was completely mortified because I made her stand guard and make sure nobody took anything while I finished putting on my makeup and getting my camera ready. So as you can imagine, I … [Read more...]

Hamantashen Shaped Beef Wontons

Hamantashen-beef-wantons

I know this blog has been non-stop purim treats recently. And I know that Purim is this week and most of you already have your Purim planned out, if not done. And I know that there should be some kind of witty introduction written here. Some kind of story, or a clever joke. Or maybe something to get everyone into the Purim spirit. But I must admit, I am exhausted. Too exhausted to write. Because every time I try to think of something to write by way of introduction to this post, I think about the crazy day I had at work today. I think about the million emails I didn't answer (or so it feels. In reality it was probably more like 50) and the 29 orders I haven't finished. (Not that I counted or … [Read more...]