• Mini Banana Ricotta Cheesecakes
  • Cheesy Mushroom Casserole
  • Mediterranean Zucchini, Dill, and Feta Pie
  • Chocolate-Pecan Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Ricotta
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Mini Banana Ricotta Cheesecakes

Although I never need an excuse to enjoy cheesecake, now the time’s especially ripe for it. If you’re minding the Jewish calendar, you know the holiday of Shavuot (commemorating the spring harvest and the giving of the Torah) is coming up June 3-5. And for this holiday, we typically roll out our cheesiest, creamiest recipes, because celebrations […]

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Cheesy Mushroom Casserole

In honor of holidays in Israel last week (Memorial Day and Independence Day), I wanted to feature a recipe that represents Israel in a more personal way. This one comes from a Jewish woman I met who grew up in Russia. As you might know, life for Jews even in modern Russia was not ideal—besides […]

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Mediterranean Zucchini, Dill, and Feta Pie

The love affair, if there ever was one, is probably over. Mid-week of Passover, and you’d be forgiven if you’ve had your fill of matzah. If you’re like me, you might also have had enough chicken for one week. Thankfully, folks, we have options. This year, I’m smitten with the concept of vegetable pie. The […]

Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate-Pecan Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ah, cookies. Oh, Passover. I’m ever in search of ways to get you two to get along. But the holiday’s prohibition on wheat leaves me without the main body builder of many cookies—white or any other kind of grain flour. Many bakers turn to almond or coconut macaroons or even cookies made with matzah cake […]

Ricotta

Ricotta

Although I’ve been Italian all my life, it took becoming Jewish to motivate me to make my own ricotta. Passover, specifically, bears responsibility for sending me down this path. Even though you can find kosher ricotta, getting your hands on kosher for Passover ricotta is a challenge for most people. So if you want to […]

Chicken Meatballs

Chicken Meatballs with Mushroom and Basil Sauce

You might think someone whose book has “meatballs” in the title would have a good recipe not only for beef meatballs but also for chicken. I didn’t though—until now. I think it took me so long because I had some high demands. Flavorful and fresh, of course. Not heavy or gooey like Swedish meatballs, but […]

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