Passover Mocha Crepe Cake {Gluten Free}

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Mocha Crepe Cake is the most elegant and delicious Passover dessert - you'll never believe it's gluten free! I feel like we need to talk for a couple of minutes about how much I've always hated Passover desserts. Maybe it's the lack of ingredients. Maybe it's the lack of equipment. Maybe it's just the lack of time. Or maybe I really need to step out of my comfort zone more. But what can I say. I prefer my cookies and cakes with flour. If it were up to me, I wouldn't make up new Passover dessert recipes. But I write for a magazine, and when you have a steady recipe column, you don't get to pick and choose the holidays that you like more. So every year I grit my teeth and work on recipes … [Read more...]

Award Winning Turkey Veggie Meatloaf

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Turkey Veggie Meatloaf is a quick and easy, kid friendly supper that will sneak those veggies into your menu in the most delicious way! Remember the big Hanukkah recipe contest I hosted with CookKosher? Well. I know that I should have posted the winner a while ago, but life got overwhelmingly hectic, and lots of other things got in the way. But today is finally reveal day! The contest asked you to post your best recipe to CookKosher.Com's ever-growing database of kosher recipes, submitted by home cooks just like you. There are two winners of this contest. One will have their recipe featured in an upcoming cookbook as part of the "Made Easy" cookbook series, and the other winner … [Read more...]

Flourless Carrot Walnut Cloud Cookies

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Flourless Carrot Walnut Cloud Cookies are soft, chewy, spicy and perfect for Passover - or year round! I have to admit, I'm posting all these passover recipes, but in my head...I'm in denial. I don't like cooking for passover. I don't like baking for passover. Pesach desserts are seriously not my thing. I always felt like there are only so many ways you can combine the few basic ingredients to form a new passover dessert. Then I came up with these cookies. Carrot cookies are totally different than the usual pesach treats. The texture is light and airy, the flavor is delightful...These are the cookies that made me rethink my hatred of passover cookies! If you're planning your menu … [Read more...]

Red Wine London Broil Salad + A Taste of Pesach Review and Giveaway

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Red Wine London Broil Salad makes an elegant appetizer, a delightful side, or a lighter main - making it perfect for Passover or year-round. Adapted from the hottest new cookbook, A Taste of Pesach. The hottest new Passover cookbook is the newly released A Taste of Pesach, and I'm super excited to review it today. Plus, I'm sharing an awesome steak salad from the book, and one lucky person will win a copy! A Taste of Pesach started as a fundraising campaign for a local Yeshivah. A bunch of women gathered their favorite Passover recipes together and mailed them out in the form of a pamphlet. Six years and tens of thousands of fans later, they've compiled the best of their yearly … [Read more...]

Roasted Vegetable Potato Salad

Roasted Vegetable Potato Salad

Roasted Vegetable Potato Salad is a totally different take on Potato Salad that's perfect as a Passover Recipe or for all year round! It's that time of year again, huh? I keep trying not to think about Passover's imminent arrival, about all the work that has to be done before it comes, but the world just won't let me forget it! All of my local groceries are busy hiding the bread, crackers, and other such chometz (non-kosher-for-Passover) foods down the hall, behind the partition, down a steep flight of stairs, and through a radioactive screen. Ok, I am exaggerating slightly, but I kinda resent having to go searching for some bread if I want to make a sandwich. You can probably guess … [Read more...]

Flourless Chocolate Almond Tuiles

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**This recipe originally appeared in my monthly baking column in Ami's food magazine, Whisk.** So it's my third day in a row of passover baking, and I am already bored. Everything is so similar in texture when you don't use flour - or even matzah meal! I'm ready for something a little bit different, and I am sure y'all are too. I don't have time for a full post, but I did want to share this recipe. It was originally published last year in my column for Ami Magazine, but in case you missed it, totally make these. They aren't soft and chewy, rather thin, crispy, and wafer like. It's a nice change of pace - plus it would make a perfect crunchy accompaniment to some chocolate ice cream or … [Read more...]

Two Tone Stuffed Potato Cups

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Raise your hand if you need another potato dish this Passover? You too? I knew it wasn't just me. I mean, there is such a ridiculous amount of potatoes floating around come Passover. And if your family is anything like mine, they're groaning at the thought of more potatoes. My trick? Change things up a little. Roasted potatoes, baked potatoes, fried potatoes...they only get you so far. So if you're in need of a new idea, I've got one for you. But first, let me explain about Passover recipe testing and the measures of success. There's a point, I promise. Some of you might disagree, but overall I think we can pretty much agree that there's a whole different bar for Passover food. What might … [Read more...]

Strawberry Limeade Slushies

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Who's sick of hearing about Passover food yet? Bad news friends. Passover isn't for another WEEK and then it goes on for a full week. So there's gonna be a bunch more Passover talk around here. So lets talk about what I miss during Passover. You'd think it would be nice hot bread, freshly made toast, maybe some gooey pizza or some saucy pasta. Or maybe a bag of crunchy pretzels. But I'm weird like this. And the things I miss most over Passover aren't the specifically non-kosher-for-Passover foods like those mentioned above. What I miss (especially considering my family's stricter customs) are some of the little conveniences. Things like soda (nope, we don't drink that on Passover). Things … [Read more...]

Garlic Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes and Basil and a Review and Giveaway of The No Potato Passover

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With Passover coming, everyone I know is scrambling for recipes and ideas. I don't know about you, but when I think Passover, I think potatoes. And when I think of the day after Passover, I think about being intensely sick and tired of potatoes. And that's why I think everyone celebrating passover can appreciate The No Potato Passover by Aviva Kanoff. Read what I thought of it, then enter below for one of two chances to win a copy! At a First Glance: First I was all, "no way I want to go through an entire Passover without a potato." But as I read through the cookbook, I was impressed with the idea. Sure I'm going to eat potatoes. But this book has some refreshing ideas of recipes that can … [Read more...]

Chicken in Mushroom Sauce

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I've been saving this recipe for ages. Why, you ask? Well, I don't really know. It's one of my favorite recipes to make, it's totally versatile, it's a meal in a pot, it's gluten free and healthy...do I need to go on? I was going to post this forever-ago, then I got side tracked with stuff like purim and I kinda forgot about this recipe. Then I cooked it for supper tonight (it's simmering on my stove right now and it smells amazing and I was all oh. I never posted this recipe. And then I realized how passover friendly this recipe is, and I knew it was going to have to get featured. Regarding passover (who gets all stressed out when I start discussing Passover? Just me?), this recipe's … [Read more...]