Wishing You a Sweet New Year

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I know you're all probably busy in the kitchen, getting together your last minute dishes for Rosh Hashanah, but I hope you have a couple of minutes (seconds?) to read my new year's greeting to you. :) It's been an amazing year here on my little corner of the internet - and I owe it all to you - my lovely readers. I feel like I have tens out thousands of friends (whom I haven't met yet;), all over the world, and that makes me the luckiest girl in the world. Thanks for reading, and stick with me - because this coming year is gonna be even better! Wishing all of you a shana tova, a kesivah v'chasima tova, and a happy and sweet year full of the most amazing (and delicious!) things! -Miriam … [Read more...]

White Chocolate Pomegranate Tarts

white chocolate pomegranate tarts on overtimecook

White Chocolate Pomegranate Tarts are a dainty little dessert with a burst of fresh flavor! So, let's take a little poll here. Who's sick of me talking about Rosh Hashanah recipes? I know. I know. First there was the list of 15 desserts that you can make ahead and freeze for the holidays. Then I shared a new chicken dish that's got both apple and honey in it (I know, it's a perfect chicken recipe for Rosh Hashanah!) followed by an amazing new apple biscotti recipe. Well I aint' done yet, so stay with me folks. Today I'm moving away from the apples for a bit, and instead I'm sharing a pomegranate recipe. I love the combination of white chocolate and pomegranate, and these tarts … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Apple Biscotti

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These Cinnamon Apple Biscotti are full of amazing flavor and are easy to prepare thanks to an exciting new product! These make a perfect Rosh Hashanah dessert!   Note: this is a sponsored post on behalf of Muzon Foods. Thank you for supporting the brands and products that I love!  Updated to add availability in Brooklyn. Other location info coming soon. You all know how much I love apples, and love putting them into recipes. (In fact, I just mentioned it in my previous post!) Well you probably also know how much I love to bake, and to try new baking products. I've been known to roam up and down the baking aisle of my local grocery stores, looking for inspiration in the various … [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...]

Apple and Cabbage Rice

Apple and Cabbage Rice 2

Can we talk about how apples are starting to show up in grocery stores again? I don't think anyone here is more excited about it than I am. I know I have mentioned this before, but I really love apples. I've got some sweet apple recipes on this blog, but did you know apples make a fabulous savory ingredient too? This rice is totally going to prove that. It's my new favorite. Speaking of favorite recipes, this one is totally easy. And simple. It's perfect for Rosh Hashanah next week, or really for any time you want a great side dish. Who's up for a great serving suggestion? This rice would be perfect stuffed into (and under) a whole chicken and roasted. Or just served alongside some chicken. … [Read more...]

Fill Your Freezer: 40 Freezer Friendly Starters, Soups and Sides

40 freezer friendly starters soups and sides on overtimecook

So, my Jewish readers who are feverishly starting to prepare definitely know why this is coming. For the rest of you, bear with me for a bit, but the Jewish high holidays are rapidly approaching, followed almost immediately by the Holiday of Sukkot. For Jewish housewives all over the world, that means a whole ton of cooking to be done. And for those who like to prepare ahead, the freezer becomes your best friend. (Of course, there are many times when pre-made meals in your freezer will make life easier, so keep this list handy all year round!) I personally love to have my food ready in advance, in the freezer. Most of the cakes and cookies on the blog freeze really well, but I figured I … [Read more...]

Baked Apple Pie Wontons with Caramel Dipping Sauce

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These apple pie wontons are crispy on the outside, but soft, hot and cinnamony on the inside. Best of all? They're baked, not fried! I know I've been a bit heavy on the desserts here lately. I have an excuse though. Not a good one, but an excuse nonetheless. I've been working really hard on my holiday desserts for my magazine column. Seriously, really hard. You'll start to see the results soon, but stay tuned, because there's a second feature of mine coming up after the first! Anyway, baking up a holiday storm for weeks on end doesn't leave all that much room for cooking. Hence, no real food recipes. I do have some new ones coming up soon though, so stay tuned. In the meantime, I … [Read more...]

Pomegranate and Apple Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Pomegranate and Apple Salad 2

    Giveaway Closed! A couple of weeks ago my friend Leah was super nice and stopped by my office with a salad she had picked up for me at a nearby restaurant . (Friends bring you ice cream. Real friends bring you salad. Everyone knows that.) The restaurant had called it a tropical salad. It has lettuce, apple and mango, and a delicious dressing. I immediately began thinking of how I would recreate it. Then the folks over at Pom Wonderful were kind enough to send me a couple of bottles of pomegranate juice, and I immediately knew I would be making the pomegranate version of this salad. Seriously, the pomegranate juice is kinda like magic when making a salad … [Read more...]

Lemon Glazed Honey Cookies

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I just realized how brief my posts have been lately. I mean, I've tried really hard to post recipes, but I've been posting just a line or two about said recipes, and somewhere in the delusion section of my brain, I've convinced myself that I've got this huge and adoring fan base that likes to read my rambling thoughts and random useless observations. Yeah. So I feel like I've disappointed my fans. And by fans I obviously mean my mother and the other lady who sits in her office who like to stalk my foodgawker profile. Ahem. So I've disappointed you (and now we've established who "you" is) with my lack of writing. So I'm gonna write now. Partly because I'm on the train and reception is bad, … [Read more...]

Mini Apple and Honey Tarts and a Rosh Hashanah Blog Party

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Giveaway Closed! It's hard to believe that this entire party was conceptualized and came to this point in such a short time! About a week and a half ago, on Twitter, my friend Jessie (who happens to be one of my food photography heroes!) and I were talking about the upcoming holiday of Rosh Hashanah, and how we should do something fun to celebrate the occasion on our blogs. I don't think at that point that we imagined that it would be this big or popular, but here's the scoop: What: A Rosh Hashanah Blog Party When: Right now! Where: here, and a whole bunch of awesome blogs. Scroll down past the recipe for the list! What else: Lots! Firstly, the event is hosted by myself and Jessie … [Read more...]